Best Practices for Endpoint Data Loss Prevention
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The modern enterprise faces information protection challenges it never could have imagined in the days when mainframes were dominant. The average laptop can carry up to a half-terabyte of storage, while keychain-sized USB storage devices can hold entire customer databases. It users promiscuously connect to any network within wireless range of their laptops, emailing and exchanging most sensitive information via a mix of private and public services. One of the most promising techniques to help reduce this risk is labelled Data Loss Prevention (DLP). While most people think of network monitors when they hear "DLP", the truth is that DLP tools have evolved to work on the network, in storage, and on the endpoint.