Symantec Launches Data Loss Prevention 14 Buttresses Corporate Data Security

By CIOReview | Wednesday, July 1, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Symantec, a provider of security software and services, announced extension of its Cloud offering with the launch of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) 14, a content-aware security technology that helps companies the information regarding the whereabouts of their corporate data.  

The new offering enables customers to learn where their sensitive corporate information is being stored, how it’s being used and how to protect it against loss and theft.

Symantec will extend DLP to cloud email and storage to provide customers the control and visibility they need to secure their sensitive information as they can take full advantage of the cloud:

DLP for Cloud Email: Symantec DLP 14 will support Microsoft Office 365 for companies who are using it for cloud-based email. For current Symantec DLP customers this means they can now apply the same information protection policies they use on-premises or in the cloud.

DLP for Cloud Storage: Symantec DLP for Box seamlessly integrates with the Box platform to monitor employee accounts, offering deep analysis into what information is considered sensitive, how this information is being used and with whom it’s being shared. Additionally, when sensitive files are detected, Symantec DLP for Box places visual tags on the content and allows users to self-remediate the files directly within Box.

Protection for Personal Cloud File Sync & Share: Symantec DLP 14’s endpoint agent also enables the protection of sensitive information for users of personal Cloud File Sync & Share. Symantec DLP can monitor and prevent users from syncing sensitive work files from their desktop to their personal accounts from cloud services like Box, Microsoft OneDrive, iCloud, Google Drive and Dropbox, and even email services such as Gmail.

“With the latest release, we are extending DLP to cloud email and storage to provide our customers the control and visibility they need to secure their sensitive information as they take full advantage of the cloud. We’ve also announced a new, robust integration with Box, as it’s one of the top requests we’ve seen from our DLP customers,” said Amit Jasuja, senior vice president, product development, Symantec.