SOURCE: Safend

April 22, 2008 09:00 ET

Safend Provides Heightened Visibility Into Removable Device Usage and Policy Enforcement

Leading DLP Solution Provider Analyzes Suspicious Behavior and Provides Built-in Polices for Regulatory Compliance

PHILADELPHIA, PA and LONDON--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - INFOSECURITY 2008 -- Safend, a leading provider of endpoint Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) solutions, today announced the release of Safend Reporter, a data analysis tool that reports on data accessed by removable storage devices and wireless ports, providing extensive security and operational reporting that enables data security and regulatory compliance. Safend Reporter is offered as an add-on module to Safend Protector and provides a graphical, high-level view of the organization's status, allowing administrators to quickly and easily detect irregular or suspicious behavior.

The reports present data in a clear and easy-to-understand dashboard format that can benefit all viewers, including non-technical personnel and executives. Through drill-down capabilities, Safend Reporter also delivers detailed reports to data security personnel within the organization. The security reporting tool enables easy detection of specific employees and departments that frequently disregard internal security policies, while the administrative reports assist in the deployment, policy distribution and compliance with industry regulations and overall visibility of endpoint activity within the organization.

Coupled with the latest release of Safend Protector v3.3 that features built-in compliance policy settings for HIPAA, PCI and SOX, Safend Reporter provides comprehensive regulatory compliance reporting that helps meet the data accountability requirements of these and other compliance standards.

"With the regulatory compliance reporting mandates of SOX, HIPAA, PCI and others, the effective use of data security intelligence has become increasingly necessary and the need for comprehensive reporting is more important than ever," said Gil Sever, CEO of Safend. "Safend's endpoint DLP solutions enable granular control over every potential endpoint leakage channel and Safend Reporter provides the visibility and analysis tools organizations need to stay ahead of data security risks and compliance reporting requirements."

Key reporting and compliance features in Safend Reporter and Safend Protector v3.3 include:

--  Built-in Policies for HIPAA, PCI and SOX Compliance -- Includes built-
    in policies with the recommended settings for each regulatory standard.
    These built-in policies can be applied "as is" or can be modified to better
    accommodate the specific organization's security and business needs.
    
--  Compliance Guidelines -- Includes detailed guidance explaining the
    specific impact of the policy, security settings and the associated mapping
    of these settings to regulatory policy statements.
    
--  Policy Distribution Reporting -- Enables administrators to view the
    entire range of security policies applied to the organization and its
    overall security policies. It also helps identify endpoints that do not
    have a valid policy applied to them.
    
--  Security Incidents Reporting -- Produces reports by the organizational
    units, specific users and computers that are violating the corporate
    security policies or committing an extraordinary number of "allowed but
    suspicious" activities.
    

Safend Reporter is an add-on module to the Company's award-winning Safend Protector solution. Safend Protector guards confidential data stored on enterprise PCs and laptops against loss, tampering and theft by both monitoring the transfer of sensitive data as well as controlling access to removable storage devices and wireless communication ports, including USB, FireWire, WiFi, Bluetooth, Infrared (IrDA) and CD/DVDs. Safend also protects against USB/PS2 keyloggers and offers additional layers of protection with removable/external storage and CD/DVD disk encryption and offline tracking of USB storage devices. Management features include file shadowing, load balancing, management by domain and options for enterprise organizations to manage the entire deployment through a single Safend Server.

Availability

Safend Reporter and Safend Protector v3.3 featuring built-in compliance policies will be generally available on April 28th, 2008.

ABOUT SAFEND

Safend is a leading provider of endpoint data leakage prevention solutions that protect against corporate data loss via physical, wireless and removable media ports while ensuring compliance with regulatory data security and privacy standards. With more than 700 customers worldwide and 1.5 million licenses sold, Safend's solutions are deployed by multinational enterprises, government agencies and small to mid-size companies across the globe. Founded in 2003, Safend is a privately held company funded by Elron Electronics (NASDAQ: ELRN) (TELAVIV: ELRN), Intel Capital and Walden Israel. Safend is headquartered in Tel Aviv with U.S. headquarters in Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.safend.com.

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