Debunking Data Loss Prevention

It’s all about the data.

Ultimately, people are looking for solutions to their security challenges. They are looking for the technologies that will help them manage their security posture and answer fundamental questions about data: Where is my data? Who has access to my data? How can I monitor when data is leaving my network? How do I know what data is leaving my organization? Bottom line—how can I protect my data?

“I love my DLP.” Said no one ever.

At Code42, we’ve been talking about a new approach to data security. In fact, it’s a whole new take on Data Loss Prevention (DLP). At its core, our approach debunks the fundamental requirements of policies, classifications and blocking — the things that we’ve learned to love to hate about DLP. And there are other major advantages to our new solution. It lives in the cloud, eliminates long deployments, and gives security teams visibility to every version of every file. We call it “Data Risk Detection & Response— a solution that is defined not by what you can prevent, but rather by how quickly you can detect, investigate and respond to data risk and thus reduce business risk.

Let’s face it. Gone are the days where you can build walls big enough to prevent data from getting outside your organization. Traditional DLP solutions aren’t working. The reality is that complicated and policy-laden security strategies run counter to the needs of today’s IP-rich, culturally progressive organizations, which thrive on mobility, collaboration and speed to get work done. Yes, the endgame of data risk detection & response is a direct challenge to the status quo. But you cannot argue the fact that we as an industry need  a quicker, easier way to protect data from loss, leak, misuse and theft. Just Google “stolen trade secrets” or “intellectual property leak” and read the headlines. It doesn’t seem like we are preventing much these days.

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