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Symantec Extends Data Loss Prevention to Cloud Apps 

Jun 02, 2015 06:06 PM

180px_goprotect_0.jpgSymantec is taking data protection to new heights – the cloud. Symantec recently expanded its information protection portfolio with the launch of Data Loss Prevention 14 and a strategic partnership with Box, an online file sharing and personal cloud content management service for businesses. Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) now extends data loss prevention policies to cloud storage apps and gives deep visibility into valuable data stored and shared in Box.

Symantec also recently announced it will be extending the power of data loss prevention to ensure protection of sensitive data on mobile devices.

Both of these announcements exemplify Symantec’s Unified Security strategy for the protection of data and identities regardless of where they reside – on premise, in transit, or in the cloud.

The Cloud Creates Data Protection Challenges

It’s a data-driven world today. Data is everywhere – on the network and in the cloud – and it’s always within reach of users. Businesses and consumers are mobile, 24/7, and are often remote. Organizations, from small businesses to enterprise, are moving their information from legacy, on-premises systems and realizing the benefits of cloud storage.

However, as information moves offsite and into the cloud, it raises concerns about security, privacy, and compliance. Before the cloud and mobility, IT teams were able to keep things on-premise such as data, devices, visibility and control. Enterprises now live in a hybrid environment as the cloud adds extra levels of complexity for IT teams.

“Keeping corporate information safe and compliant has never been easy. Today’s cloud and mobile-driven world create new data protection challenges. Sensitive information is no longer within the safety of your corporate network,” said Cheryl Tang, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Enterprise Security, Symantec. “More employees routinely share files using consumer cloud storage solutions - often without IT knowing about it. That means a lot of data is being created and stored in the cloud – undiscovered, unmonitored and potentially unprotected.”

How Symantec DLP Brings Security for the Cloud

The latest release of Symantec’s market-leading Data Loss Prevention (DLP) addresses these issues so businesses can take advantage of the cloud with control and visibility. Symantec DLP 14 features and benefits include: 

  • Consistent data loss policies and workflows across on-premise, mobile, and now the cloud. Customers can easily extend their existing data loss policies to cloud storage and email solutions.
  • DLP for Cloud Email monitors and protects confidential email sent from Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online.
  • DLP for Cloud Storage gives deep visibility into the sensitive files that businesses collaborate with in Box. It 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.
  • Protection for Personal Cloud File Sync & Share monitors and prevents users from syncing sensitive work files from their desktop to their personal cloud storage solutions including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Hightail, iCloud and Microsoft OneDrive.

“As companies seek to move their information to the cloud, they’re looking for security providers who can keep their information protected regardless of where it resides. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is one of the key technologies to enable anytime, anywhere, any device data protection. DLP is a foundational technology for cloud security,” said Tang.

Learn more about Symantec Data Loss Prevention the market-leading data loss prevention solution.

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