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Endpoint DLP With Contextual COntrols

DeviceLock : 23 February, 2011  (New Product)
DeviceLock 7.0 Endpoint DLP Suite provides enhanced Data Loss Prevention including contextual protocol control

DeviceLock has launched DeviceLock 7.0 Endpoint DLP Suite.  This is the first version of its flagship product to extend contextual controls to a wide range of endpoint network communications and to enforce essential content filtering across various data channels on corporate endpoint computers.


The DeviceLock 7.0 Endpoint DLP Suite addresses the needs of enterprises that require a simple and affordable approach to preventing unauthorised data leaks from Microsoft Windows endpoints. The Suite's core component, DeviceLock 7.0, exerts contextual control over local data channels on protected computers including all peripheral devices and ports, smartphones, and local or networked printers. From a familiar and centralised interface, DeviceLock administrators can dynamically manage distributed agents that enforce centrally defined DLP policies that permit or prohibit data flows based on user, data type, interface, flow direction, state of encryption, date and time.


With the separately licensed NetworkLock component, contextual protocol control is extended to FTP/S, HTTP/HTTPS, SMTP/S, Telnet, instant messengers, webmail, and social networking applications such as Twitter, Gmail and Facebook. Another new module, ContentLock, enables the monitoring and filtering of textual content in files and data objects based on content rules that analyse context, regular expressions, numerical conditioning and Boolean operators. Pre-configured templates for detecting common data patterns, sensitive keywords, document properties and file types are included and are simple to configure or copy to make customised rules. The complete package delivers an unprecedented level of performance among endpoint DLP solutions in the same price range.


"The WikiLeaks case has vividly demonstrated that the threat of data leaks from endpoint computers is not a marketing hype - it is a harsh reality. Although concerns about data security outranked disaster recovery, identity and access management, and regulatory compliance, few enterprises have implemented a DLP solution. A 2010 Forrester Research study estimated that only 15 per cent of the corporate market has a solution. The DLP technology adoption has been mostly impeded by its high cost and complexity," said Ashot Oganesyan, DeviceLock CTO and Founder. "The new DeviceLock version removes that inhibitor, as it provides maximum leakage prevention at minimum upfront and ownership cost. For endpoint DLP - as the WikiLeaks scenario with a rogue CD proved - it makes sense to start by contextually covering the obvious port, device and network leakage channels and then add content filtering for the most sensitive or suspect data flows. DeviceLock's modular structure and licensing program makes DLP practical for the mainstream corporate market and affordable for organizations of any size and budget, including small and medium-sized businesses."


As well as integrating with TrueCrypt, PGP, and other removable device encryption products, DeviceLock 7 also supports the Windows 7 native data encryption solution for removable drives, BitLocker To Go. DeviceLock customers can use Microsoft-backed data encryption technology with DeviceLock on their Windows 7 endpoints at no additional cost.  As BitLocker To Go can be centrally managed via a Microsoft Active Directory such as DeviceLock, this combination delivers to customers all the capabilities of endpoint DLP with built-in removable media encryption, while offering both functional advantages and significant cost savings


DeviceLock 7.0 Endpoint DLP Suite components are priced on a modular basis, providing businesses with a flexible and cost-effective data loss prevention solution. As all components are included in the standard installation of DeviceLock 7.0, customers interested in the ContentLock and NetworkLock add-on components can deploy their DLP functionality incrementally by simply turning on additional capabilities as their security requirements demand and budgets allow.

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