IronPort Reports on Best Practices

IronPort Systems brings best practices to data loss prevention

October 23, 2007

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- IronPort(R) Systems, aCisco business unit and a leading provider of enterprise spam, virusand spyware protection, today announced the availability of a newreport entitled, "Data Loss Prevention Best Practices, ManagingSensitive Data in the Enterprise," which outlines some best practicesthat organizations can employ to help prevent leaks, enforcecompliance, and protect its brand value and reputation. Data LossPrevention (DLP) is a serious issue for companies; the number ofincidents (and associated costs) continues to increase. Whether it'sa malicious attempt, or an inadvertent mistake, data loss candiminish a company's brand, reduce shareholder value, and damage thecompany's goodwill and reputation.

"When it comes to DLP, the heart of the matter is uncontrolledcommunications," said Tom Gillis, SVP of Marketing at IronPortSystems. "Electronic communications and data in motion is the mostsignificant data loss vector in the enterprise today. Currentfirewall and other network security solutions do not include dataloss prevention capabilities to secure data in motion. Importantcontrols, such as content scanning, blocking of communicationscontaining sensitive data and encryption, are missing. When seekingout a solution to the data loss problem, organizations should keepDLP best practices in mind to help formulate the right solution forits specific requirements."

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