WatchGuard Technologies has integrated a Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution into its Unified Threat Management (UTM) platform, in an effort to help organizations simplify compliance with regulatory standards.
According to WatchGuard, with the newly integrated DLP features, customers can select from a pre-configured library of more than 200 rules that monitor multiple file types, standards and sensitive data. Examples of sensitive data that can be identified by the solution include credit card numbers, addresses, health information, and more.
The DLP technology scans email and web pages, along with 30 common document types including Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, and PDFs.
Furthermore, for customers with a current XTM Data Loss Prevention (XTM DLP) subscription, the integrated rule sets are updated monthly to help customers stay current with data definitions and compliance mandates around the world.
“With our DLP’s broad range of pre-configured rule sets, we instantly take the risk of misconfiguration out of the equation for our customers,” said Roger Klorese, director of product management at WatchGuard. “And more importantly, because we protect against losing such a broad range of data types, we help address one of the key security concerns among customers – accidental loss from well-intentioned employees.”
According to recent research conducted by WatchGuard, 65 percent of companies said they still do not have a Data Loss Prevention solution in place, despite the potential for organizations to be penalized millions of dollars for losing sensitive data.
More information on the DLP solution is available from WatchGuard