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Why Data Loss Prevention Solution Is Necessary?

As a senior executive or IT professional, you’re responsible for ensuring that your organization’s private information is safe and secure. Over the years you’ve invested heavily in enterprise firewalls, anti-virus, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, user authentication and other traditional perimeter security measures. These steps have been quite effective in preventing devastating security breaches caused by malicious remote hackers trying to steal information or disrupt your operations from some dark basement on the other side of the world.

But many business executives who’ve made these investments have a false sense of security. What they’re overlooking is the threat posed by the “trusted insider”. In today’s world of widespread adoption of personal mobile devices in the workplace (commonly known as “BYOD” or Bring Your Own Device), it’s becoming increasingly important to secure your organization’s data assets from both malicious insiders and from unintentional mistakes made by employees, contractors or visitors.

Just about every employee in today’s workforce walks into the workplace with a smartphone, tablet, MP3 player, digital camera or USB thumb-drive in their pocket, purse or briefcase. All of these devices can be easily concealed until you’re sitting in front of your workstation then plugged in (usually via a USB port or charging dock) where they become gigantic, unmanaged, removable data storage receptacles!

Typically, any file you have access to on your network can be dragged and dropped onto these devices. Then you’re free to pop them back in your pocket, purse or backpack and walk right out the front door to a competitor, the press, the SEC, market analyst or what have you.

Traditional perimeter security products like firewalls mean nothing to these devices.

For less than you probably spend putting a stapler and tape dispenser on every employee’s desk, DeviceLock Data Loss Prevention (DLP) can help you dramatically reduce the risk of sensitive data leaking out of your organization via endpoint attached devices or via Internet resources accessed by end-users from their computers. By installing DeviceLock on the computers in your organization your network administrators can set and enforce your policies for what sort of data may or may not be moved to these dangerous mobile devices or across employee’s personal Internet services like webmail, IM, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and more.

Contact us now to learn more, arrange a demo or to find an authorized DeviceLock DLP reseller near you.