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IronPort Reports on Best Practices

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- IronPort(R) Systems, a
Cisco business unit and a leading provider of enterprise spam, virus
and spyware protection, today announced the availability of a new
report entitled, "Data Loss Prevention Best Practices, Managing
Sensitive Data in the Enterprise," which outlines some best practices
that organizations can employ to help prevent leaks, enforce
compliance, and protect its brand value and reputation. Data Loss
Prevention (DLP) is a serious issue for companies; the number of
incidents (and associated costs) continues to increase. Whether it's
a malicious attempt, or an inadvertent mistake, data loss can
diminish a company's brand, reduce shareholder value, and damage the
company's goodwill and reputation.

"When it comes to DLP, the heart of the matter is uncontrolled
communications," said Tom Gillis, SVP of Marketing at IronPort
Systems. "Electronic communications and data in motion is the most
significant data loss vector in the enterprise today. Current
firewall and other network security solutions do not include data
loss prevention capabilities to secure data in motion. Important
controls, such as content scanning, blocking of communications
containing sensitive data and encryption, are missing. When seeking
out a solution to the data loss problem, organizations should keep
DLP best practices in mind to help formulate the right solution for
its specific requirements."

IronPort Systems