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DeviceLock® Provides Data Leak Prevention for Skype Communications

DeviceLock, Inc., a worldwide leader in endpoint data leak prevention (DLP) software, today announced that their Endpoint DLP Suite software v7.2 delivers comprehensive control over Skype communications from corporate endpoint computers to prevent insider data leaks via this globally popular service. In addition, for BYOD solutions based on remote desktop and application virtualization, DeviceLock’s new Virtual DLP feature extends the reach of its Skype control to tablets or smartphones on any mobile platform.

There’s been a great deal of interest in the IT security industry lately around finding ways to secure employees’ use of Skype,” said Vince Schiavo, DeviceLock CEO. “We believe our ability to provide granular controls for Skype security will give organizations a way to allow employees to use Skype for increased productivity, but to do so in a safer and more secure fashion. Our customers will be able to set and enforce policies for employees’ use of Skype rather than trying to block the service altogether.

DeviceLock’s DLP Suite software provides the ability to set and enforce selective contextual and content-aware filtering policies for Skype instant messages and attached file transfers.

The content of outgoing Skype chat messages and attached files is monitored in real-time and analyzed for compliance with corporate DLP policy. If a violation is detected, the transfer of the outgoing instant message or file can be blocked and a real-time security alert can be sent to the DeviceLock administrator via email or an external SNMP server. Audit records of the event and the shadow copy of the message or file may also be captured and stored in the central log database for forensic analysis. Incoming message content and files can also be selectively stored in the central log database, while generating security alerts and audit log records.

On the contextual level, DeviceLock enables Skype chats and file transfers to be selectively allowed or blocked. Voice and video calls between Skype users can also be allowed or blocked based on local sender and remote recipient IDs, while also optionally enforcing time-based permissions over their Skype communications.

For more information visit www.devicelock.com.

About DeviceLock, Inc.

Since 1996, DeviceLock, Inc. has been providing endpoint device control and data leak prevention software solutions to businesses of all sizes and industries. Protecting more than four million computers in more than 60,000 organisations worldwide, DeviceLock has a vast range of corporate customers including financial institutions, state and federal government agencies, classified military networks, healthcare providers, telecommunications companies, and educational institutions. DeviceLock, Inc. is an international organisation with offices in San Ramon, California, London (UK), Ratingen (Germany), Moscow (Russia) and Milan (Italy).