The dedicated McAfee division at Workgroup has announced the local availability of the latest version of McAfee’s data loss prevention solution that addresses concerns around the security of regulated data and sensitive information.
McAfee Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology is planned to include a common policy across all components, database crawling, easier workflow through the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform and greatly improved support for Microsoft Active Directory.
Built using unique data analytics technology, McAfee DLP technology provides comprehensive data protection – from the USB drive to the firewall and beyond.
Andrea van der Westhuizen, product manager: McAfee at Workgroup says the DLP market is rapidly growing, fuelled by increasing government and industry regulations and businesses emphasizing the importance of protecting valuable corporate data such as product plans, financial records and intellectual property.
“Until now, the DLP customer has had to endure such challenges as large amounts of build-out time, costs and effort,” she says. “McAfee DLP technology changes the game by delivering high level data protection quickly and efficiently. Organisations now have a way of meeting their data security needs without the added expense of endless rounds of consulting and trial and error tuning.”
McAfee DLP technology differentiators:
• Deployment can occur within days as opposed to the typical six to nine month period, allowing organisations to immediately test policies against corporate data and achieve faster time to value. Advanced and intuitive data analytics lets IT departments gain knowledge of unknown data risk and understand how to quickly and effectively protect corporate data.
• Users have an easy workflow to manage data incidents from ePO platform, a single console which supports case management, configuration, reporting, monitoring while providing historic data-use insight that can be centralised or delegated to best suit specific user requirements.
• Tight integration between DLP technology and the rest of the McAfee data protection portfolio allows for automated responses to threats in a coordinated way. Integration with rights management technologies such as Adobe allows the protection of sensitive data to extend beyond the boundaries of the enterprise, increasing security and confidence and enabling the flexible business to thrive.
• Advanced data analytics gives customers deep understanding about how their data is used allowing them to better anticipate problems that would otherwise go undiscovered.
“McAfee’s approach to DLP is unique in that it is delivered via pre-integrated, hardened appliances and a host agent that is simply pushed via the ePO platform, so data is protected in days, not months,” says Van der Westhuizen.
“That same ease of use also applies to policy creation, delivering a wealth of knowledge about how data is actually used – providing the ability to test policies against actual data history before putting them into production.
“Due to this, policies are right the first time without guesswork, costly consulting or business disruption caused by false positives. That historic data knowledge can also be used to accelerate incident investigations which can be completed in minutes and allows for a deep understanding around how organisations use data.”