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[Cyber Security Insight] What is a Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Solution?


As IT technology advances and various technologies converge, security threats are becoming more significant. 

Many companies are finding it increasingly challenging to manage the vast amounts of data being generated, stored, and utilized.

Corporate documents, which are essential for business operations, must ensure availability and convenience while maintaining confidentiality and integrity—key principles of information protection. 

However, many companies are experiencing an increase in incidents where critical internal information is leaked, causing severe damage.

Most of these internal information leaks are caused by internal employees or external partners. 

The leakage can occur through various channels, including printed materials, mobile devices, emails, and web storage services.

Protecting personal information and sensitive corporate data is an absolute necessity. 

Therefore, companies must establish robust information security systems to safeguard their data.



"What solutions should be used to prevent corporate data leaks 

and establish stable data security and information protection management?"



Data Loss Prevention (DLP) 

DLP stands for 'Data Loss Prevention,' a solution designed to protect important data within a company or organization and prevent it from being leaked externally. 

By monitoring the pathways of data movement, DLP helps to prevent information leaks by keeping an eye on the data flow. 

In the context of DLP, data typically refers to documents or images, making it a crucial aspect of 'document security.' 

Along with the DRM solution mentioned in Part 1, the DLP solution is one of the most critical solutions in document security.


DLP monitors the data movement paths to oversee and record the leakage of crucial information and data within a company. 

On the other hand, DRM is a solution that locks documents, images, etc., in real-time and makes them unreadable through encryption, even if leaked. 


By centralizing document management, making it manageable only within the company, these three solutions work together to protect corporate data.


๐Ÿ“ŒWhy Use DLP?

Protection of Personal Information and Legal Compliance

Companies possess vast amounts of sensitive data, ranging from emails to medical and financial information, related to customers and business contracts. A data breach could cause not only financial loss but also significant damage to the company's image. Therefore, enhancing data security is crucial.

Intellectual Property Protection

Companies hold intellectual property and trade secrets that they do not want exposed to competitors. One of the functions of DLP is to prevent data from being leaked by internal or external employees or accidentally exposed online.


Monitoring Data Flow

Understanding the location and movement paths of data within the infrastructure is crucial in the data protection process. Although this can be challenging in the cloud era, using a DLP solution allows companies to monitor the data usage within the organization.

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Using DLP helps ensure that a company's sensitive data is protected from unauthorized access and leaks, 

maintaining both security and compliance with legal standards. 


๐Ÿ”ŽNetwork DLP? Endpoint DLP?

โœ…Network DLP   

Network Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions inspect traffic transmitted externally through a centralized control server. 

These solutions are designed to prevent the leakage of technical information, project details, business content, and personal information used within a company.

Network DLP monitors traffic sent via email, web services, and ports, detecting and blocking data transmission based on predefined policies. It prevents leaks through emails, web services, messengers, P2P, and other channels by monitoring overall data activity.


Limitations:

  • Network Errors: Implementing this technology might introduce network errors.
  • External Storage Devices: Using external storage devices like USBs bypasses network monitoring, leaving data pathways unrecorded and unprotected.
  • External Networks: If employees use external networks or hotspots, Network DLP cannot protect critical corporate information and data.


โœ…Endpoint DLP 

Endpoint DLP controls the leakage of internal information, such as confidential information or personal data, from user computers, tablets, mobile devices, servers, and more. It operates as an agent on user computers, monitoring web services and user-stored data in real-time to detect and block actions based on policies.

It also selectively blocks the storage of internal confidential information onto external storage devices such as USB drives, other storage media, and smartphone storage devices. When a user violates the policies, a log is immediately generated, allowing for prompt verification.

Endpoint DLP protects the system itself, thereby safeguarding critical data within the organization and compensating for the shortcomings of network DLP.


However, even if an endpoint DLP agent is installed, if the agent (endpoint DLP program) is turned off during a data leak attempt, sensitive data and key information can be easily leaked. Additionally, since it is a security solution that operates by installing an agent on the system, it can be challenging to use if there are PC or mobile versions that are not supported.


However, by using both together, endpoint DLP can compensate for the weaknesses of network DLP, and network DLP can compensate for the weaknesses of endpoint DLP. Therefore, many experts say that using both network DLP and endpoint DLP together is the best way to protect critical data within an organization.


SafePC Enterprise is a solution that searches for personal and sensitive information files on PCs based on patterns and keywords, controlling the pathways through which critical information could be leaked externally. It effectively protects and manages internal information through media control, network control, print control, program execution control, and PC security settings.


MarkAny DLP :: SafePC Enterprise


MarkAny SafePC is a solution that searches for personal and sensitive information files on PCs based on patterns and keywords, controlling the pathways through which critical information could be leaked externally.

It effectively protects and manages internal information through media control, network control, print control, program execution control, and PC security settings.


Print Security: User information (name, employee number, etc.) can be embedded as a watermark on printed documents. 

External Storage Device Blocking: Unauthorized external storage devices (USB, hard drives, etc.) can be blocked. 

Screen Capture Prevention: Screen capture tools and shortcuts can be controlled to prevent the leakage of key company information. Personal Information Protection: Provides features such as automatic search, encryption, document isolation, and deletion of documents containing personal information. 

Real-time Monitoring and Anomaly Detection: Allows real-time monitoring of usage status and detection of abnormal usage attempts.



 

If you need a solution to securely protect your corporate data, 

consider partnering with MarkAny!




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