Gartner investigated that Security and risk managers purchase DLP solutions primarily for two target areas, reducing their compliance risks and better protecting specific types of Intellectual Property. Below are a number of applications where we have deployed DLP for our customers and thereby reduced their business risks.
The competitor launches a new product based on your specifications
New products or services provide a competitive advantage for companies. We have implemented DLP at an innovative company to protect their intellectual property. A competitor had placed a product on the market on the basis of specifications of this company and the loss of income was large. DLP can prevent employees from taking company data to the competitor or that employees leak data against the competitors against paymentt.
The brilliant idea: From the head, in a document …..
Development departments devise new products within companies. Once the idea of an employee is put on paper, it is critical data for the company, which is vulnerable and tangible. With the right parameters, DLP can recognize these critical data and prevent abuse of these data. Also in the next steps from the development of the idea to public publication as a patent, this data remains extremely important for the company. During this process, this data is shared with, among other things, legal departments under the “Confidential” classification. For the safe sharing of this data, DLP is an extremely effective means of ensuring that confidential information remains truly confidential.
Employees change employers, how do you ensure that your data stays with your organization?
Your company details are from your company, and employees exchange your company for another employer. USB drives are a commonly used storage channel that uses information for exchanging employers. DLP has the ability to check if critical data leaves your employee’s computer via media such as USB, CD-ROM, Cloud storage services and so on.
Cloud storage services are easily accessible to your employees, which is also a great risk for data leaks
The various Cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, MicroSoft OneDrive are very easy to use for data storage by your employees, often their own private versions. The term “Shadow IT” is widely used in the market for this type of storage services. These services are optimized for data sharing and are therefore a huge risk for leaking intellectual property from your organization. DLP is an effective tool to monitor and control the use of “Shadow IT” services. DLP can also identify critical data in “Shadow IT” services, so that additional measures can be taken to reduce the risks for your organization.
e3 as a DLP implementation partner for the protection of your intellectual property
Contact us to discuss your risks regarding intellectual property and to investigate how we can effectively use DLP for this purpose for your organization.