Data Loss Prevention

Data loss prevention (DLP) is a set of information security tools that:


  • Prohibit users from sending flagged sensitive/critical information or alternatively sanction the distribution of the information once authorised
  • Enable you to monitor exactly what is being sent over the network


Central policies are applied to monitor and control the data transmission.  DLP products use business rules to examine file content and tag confidential and critical information.  A user who accidentally or maliciously attempts to disclose confidential information that has been tagged will be denied.  This may include the internal circulation of company information.


DLP products generally have the following components:


Endpoint: Monitor and control activities

Network: Filter data streams

Storage: Protect data at rest


DLP seeks to overcome insider threats – data leak prevention and address legal requirements such as Data Protection laws. 


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