SOURCE: DeviceLock

DeviceLock

February 14, 2011 06:29 ET

DeviceLock's Production-Ready Endpoint DLP Suite Debuts Advanced Content Filtering and Network Control Features

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) - DeviceLock, Inc., a worldwide leader in endpoint data leak prevention (DLP) software solutions, today announced that DeviceLock 7 -- the first version to extend its leading contextual controls to a wide breadth of network protocols and to expand its content filtering features for endpoint security -- is production-ready and generally available for purchase.

The DeviceLock Endpoint DLP Suite addresses the needs of medium to large enterprises that require a simple and affordable approach to preventing unauthorized data loss from Microsoft Windows™ endpoints. DeviceLock 7's core component exerts contextual control over local data channels on protected computers. These include all peripheral devices and ports, connected smartphones/PDAs, and even document printing locally or to the network. From familiar and centralized Microsoft Windows Active Directory® Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and companion consoles, DeviceLock administrators can dynamically manage distributed agents that enforce centrally defined DLP policies that permit, mitigate or prohibit data flows based on user, data type, interface, flow direction, state of encryption, date and time, and other threshold criteria.

With the separately licensed NetworkLock™ component, contextual protocol control is extended to FTP/S, HTTP/S, SMTP/S, Telnet, instant messengers, webmail, and social networking applications such as Twitter™, MySpace™ and Facebook™. Another new module, ContentLock™, enables the monitoring and filtering of files, communications, and other data objects based on content rules that leverage context, regular expressions, numerical conditioning and Boolean operators. Pre-configured templates for detecting common data patterns, sensitive keywords, document properties, file types, and more are included and simple to configure or copy to make customized rules. The complete package delivers an unprecedented level of functionality among endpoint DLP solutions in the same price range.

 "Few enterprises have implemented DLP despite the fact that data security is a #1 concern. A 2010 Forrester™ study found that just 15% of the market has a solution in place. Cost and complexity are holding back the remainder. This release of DeviceLock breaks that log jam on both counts," said David Matthiesen, Director of Sales for DeviceLock in the Americas. "DeviceLock 7 makes enterprise-class endpoint DLP practical for the mainstream corporate market and affordable for organizations of any size and budget. Its modular structure and licensing program make it convenient to step up from DeviceLock's leading contextual control over peripheral PC ports and devices to add the equivalent controls over endpoint network communications. From there, you can easily add content filtering for the most sensitive or suspect data flows across any of these channels. Each step can be taken when it makes sense per compliance needs and within budget cycle constraints."

Recognizing more than 80 data file formats and over 4,000 file types, ContentLock extracts and filters the content of data copied to removable drives and plug-n-play storage devices, as well as all shadowed printing operations and data that are transmitted over other input/output channels on endpoint computers. This includes endpoint IP protocols, network-aware applications, email, instant messengers, clipboard, and social media sites covered by NetworkLock if both modules are licensed and configured. A packaged file-archive handling feature provides further protection from leakage from compressed file archives. NetworkLock adds port-independent network protocol and application detection and filtering, message and session reconstruction with file, data, and parameter extraction, as well as event logging and full or conditional data shadowing.

In the same effective way that DeviceLock currently integrates with TrueCrypt™, PGP™, and other removable device encryption products, DeviceLock 7 supports the Windows 7 native data encryption solution for removable drives -- BitLocker To Go™. DeviceLock customers can use Microsoft-backed data encryption technology with DeviceLock on their Windows 7 endpoints at no additional cost. As BitLocker To Go can be centrally managed via Microsoft Active Directory like DeviceLock, their combination delivers to customers all the capabilities of endpoint DLP with built-in removable media encryption, while offering both functional advantages and significant cost savings.

Content filtering brings new efficiency and scalability to DeviceLock's data shadowing function across the spectrum of endpoint data and communication channels. Now customers can filter recorded data streams down to just those pieces of information meaningful to security auditing, incident investigations and forensic analysis before saving in the shadow log. This tremendously reduces storage space and network bandwidth requirements for shadow log collection back to the central database.

DeviceLock 7 is designed to seamlessly scale from small to large installations and simplify DLP deployment and management that is normally performed by in-house Windows administrators using available server and network resources. Customers can enhance their endpoint data security with content-aware and network control capabilities through the same well-proven MMC-style management interface instantly familiar to Windows security administrators. Most new users can learn and configure DeviceLock for the enterprise in just a few days. With DeviceLock Group Policy Manager, a custom-made MMC snap-in for Windows Group Policy Object Editors, DeviceLock's transparent agents can be deployed, fully managed and maintained across the organization from within an existing Active Directory domain or forest. DeviceLock also supports LDAP, workgroup, and standalone Windows endpoint implementations.

About DeviceLock, Inc.

Since its inception in 1996 as SmartLine, DeviceLock, Inc. has been providing endpoint device control and data leak prevention software solutions to businesses of all sizes and industries. Protecting more than 4 million computers in more than 60,000 organizations worldwide, DeviceLock has a vast range of corporate customers including financial institutions, state and federal government agencies, classified military networks, healthcare providers, telecommunications companies, and educational institutions. DeviceLock, Inc. is an international organization with offices in San Ramon (California, US), London (UK), Ratingen (Germany), Moscow (Russia) and Milan (Italy). 

COPYRIGHT ©2011 DeviceLock, Inc. All rights reserved. DeviceLock® and the DeviceLock logo are registered trademarks of DeviceLock, Inc. All other product names, service marks, and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, visit the DeviceLock web-site at www.devicelock.com.

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