Focuses on ease of use, integration, management and data analytics
McAfee has unveiled its plans for the new version of its data loss prevention tool to address growing concerns about the security of regulated data and sensitive information.
The company said that the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology is planned to include a common policy across all components, database crawling, easier workflow through the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform and enhanced support for Microsoft Active Directory.
Built upon data analytics technology, McAfee Data Loss Prevention technology provides data protection from the USB drive to the firewall and beyond.
According to McAfee, the Data Loss Prevention technology enables ease of deployment to test policies against corporate data and achieve faster time to value; and provides users with an easy workflow to manage data incidents from ePolicy Orchestrator platform, a single console that supports case management, configuration, reporting, monitoring while providing historic data-use insight, that can be centralised or delegated to suit specific user requirements.
In addition, the integration between McAfee Data Loss Prevention technology and the rest of the McAfee data protection portfolio allows for automated responses to threats in a coordinated way. The enhanced data analytics gives customers understanding about how their data is used allowing them to better anticipate problems.
Gerhard Watzinger, executive vice president and general manager of data protection business unit at McAfee, said: “Due to limitations inherent in legacy DLP solutions, organisations have had to take a brute force approach to protecting data. These approaches are like using a sledge hammer to crack a nut and are usually used because of the high cost and complexity with deployment of traditional DLP.
“With McAfee Data Loss Prevention technology we can now enable the deployment of DLP that is cost effective and quick to value.”