Adds new features for scanning, workflow, reporting and global content processing
RSA, the security division of EMC, has unveiled new enhancements to the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) suite, which is designed to discover, monitor and protect data from loss, leakage or misuse. The new version 8.0 comes with more than 70 new features for scanning, workflow, reporting, and content processing.
The company claims that the new DLP Suite is engineered to allow organisations to reduce risk by proactively discovering and remediating sensitive data types and sources, including scanning of Microsoft SharePoint and IBM Lotus Notes. The product can also scan and fingerprint IBM DB2 databases and includes enhanced capabilities for Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages.
In addition, the new suite offers offline endpoint protection for web and instant messaging traffic when users are disconnected from the corporate network. The new features are engineered to allow organisations to share the value of DLP’s risk-awareness with key stakeholders and generate trend and summary reports according to department, incident type, severity and status, and then automatically send those reports to the appropriate personnel.
RSA said that the new suite incorporates updated policy templates, policy and classification content that includes support for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Passenger Name Records (PNR), state level credentials, as well as additional HIPAA, banking and credit card content.
In addition, the existing common criteria certification and Federal Information Processing Standardisation compliance now enables United States Federal government agencies and corporations that do business with the US government to deploy DLP in an efficient manner, the company claims.
Tom Corn, vice president of product marketing at RSA, The Security Division of EMC, said: Customers need security solutions that can help them manage their information risk by proactively locating and controlling sensitive information as it moves through the IT environment.
“The new features in the RSA DLP Suite address this need by offering better visibility into high areas of risk, and helping improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of ongoing security operations.