What’s new in Symantec DLP 15.1?

Protecting data in the cloud and ensuring compliance with regulators is no easy task. The adoption off SaaS applications like Office 365 makes it even more difficult.

This week, Symantec launched DLP v15.1 – an enhanced version of its Data Loss Prevention technology to protect data in Office 365 and allow users to safely share sensitive data internally as well as with trusted partners and third parties.

DLP uses a powerful combination of detection technologies, backed by machine learning to classify sensitive personal information. These include Sensitive Image Recognition (SIR) with Optical Character Recognition (OCR). When data is shared with third parties, identity-based encryption and digital rights are automatically enabled to classify and persistently protect and track the data.This gives protected organisations visibility into where their data is shared and who is accessing it, with the ability to revoke access if needed. This Information Centric Security (ICS) approach focuses protection around data and reinforces GDPR controls and other compliance best practices.

As enterprises migrate to Office 365 and other SaaS applications, they risk a huge potential of data loss, which is made even more complex in the face of increasing data regulations such as GDPR,” says Nico Popp, senior vice president of Information Protection at Symantec. “Information Protection is a critical part of an organisation’s integrated cyber defence strategy in this cloud generation environment. By taking a holistic approach,we can better protect data as it moves across endpoints, networks and applications.”

New capabilities in Symantec DLP 15.1 include automatic protection for sensitive emails and attachments in Office 365 and Gmail with identity-based encryption and digital rights management. There’s also the ability to read classification tags that were manually applied to files and emails and automatically protect based on the assigned level of sensitivity. It offers easier monitoring for GDPR compliance-related data risk with the use of new DLP in-built policy templates and powerful risk-based reporting capabilities.

Is your organisation considering upgrading to DLP 15.1? Wardn is the leader in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) services in Australia, boasting a team consisting of the region’s top subject matter experts.

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