Major Use Cases and Capabilities
Major Use Cases
DLP is aimed at ensuring organizations comply with data protection regulations and are not exposed to fines or reputational damage. Data breaches involving PII feature frequently in news headlines, costing organizations a great deal in terms of remediation, fines, and lost business.
Protection of Sensitive Data
The aim of DLP is to ensure organizations’ intellectual property is protected. This includes copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, such as formulas, processes, designs, and information that a business relies on to maintain a competitive advantage. Where organizations license their IP to other organizations, there needs to be a means of ensuring the protection of that IP through access control policies.
An evaluation of all the data protection functionality and features provided by the solution, including coverage of data channels and file formats.
A measurement of the solution’s capability to discover data wherever it may reside across an enterprise IT environment.
An examination of the data classification functions, features and capabilities offered by the solution.
Cloud Computing Support
A measurement of the degree to which the solution covers and protects cloud computing environments from data loss.
Work from Anywhere Support
In indication of the degree to which the solution is able to provide protection against data leakage where the workforce is increasingly working from home or remote locations.
Insider Threat Protection
An evaluation of the features and functionality provided by the solution to detect and protect against insider threats.
An examination of the administrative support provided by the solution in terms of ease of use for management features, support for deployment and initial setup, patching, training for administrators, interoperability, and support for other management and administrative tasks.
End User Support
An evaluation of how much support the solution provides end users in terms of ease of use and security awareness training and guidance.