March 6, 2013

Five Ways the Gartner DLP MQ Report Can Help You Define Your DLP Strategy

Rose Ryan

Today's business environment is exposed to advanced threats and data theft, plus evolving regulatory compliance controls. The question is whether you can contain such threats, protect sensitive data from leaving your organization and meet compliance regulations. The problem is further exacerbated with rapid proliferation of mobile computing devices, widespread use of peripheral devices, and easy access to file-sharing software - all increasing the opportunity for data loss and theft.

That's where the need for a robust Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution comes into play. The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention reports that content-aware DLP will be the standard of due care by 2013 in North America, and by 2015 in Europe and the Asia/Pacific region. Recently released, this report includes all major industry players. Below are five ways this report can help you to define your DLP strategy:

  1. Identify the market leaders to help you determine the DLP vendor of your choice
  2. Learn how to use DLP as a control for the protection of your intellectual property
  3. Determine the best way to deploy your DLP solution
  4. Understand how to incorporate your DLP solution as part of your business process
  5. Learn about the technological advances in the DLP space

We are very pleased that for the sixth year in a row Websense is an industry leader in this report. We believe this recognition acknowledges ou dedication to a content-aware DLP solution that supports endpoint, network and data discovery.

How is your organization addressing data theft and loss concerns? Do you have a DLP solution in place to effectively safeguard your intellectual property? Are you concerned about securing remote workers who may access sensitive information while offline? Please feel free to leave a comment below.

*2007 and 2008 reports were titled Magic Quadrant for Content Monitoring and Filtering and Data Loss Prevention. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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