The unencrypted data flow of enterprise networks as well as evading regulatory rules and industry standards are all contributing factors for data thievery. In most cases, it has been found cyber-attacks penetrate a victim's network by exploiting the weaknesses in out-of-date software or unpatched software vulnerabilities. We have compiled a list of reasons for why organizations need a DLP guideline.
1) 360 Degree View of Data
DLP technologies allow you to track your organization’s sensitive data from where it is stored, where it is being sent and who is accessing it.
2) Prevention Against Internal Leaks
It is not enough to protect your data from only external intruders. You might be vulnerable from the inside too. DLP guards against theft and accidental disclosure of critical data by employees and partners.
3) Comply with Security Regulations
Over 50 countries have active data protection laws that organizations must comply with or pay hefty penalties as fines. A DLP automates the process of compliance by addressing specific requirements at all stages.
4) Data Breaches Cost Time & Money
Data Breaches are expensive for your enterprise. They can result in you having to pay fines, incur negative publicity, lose strategic customers and leave you prone to legal action. A DLP can protect against a breach.
5) Reduce Threats for Mobility
New communication channels are added periodically for every corporate. With an increased focus on BYOD implementations, the sheer number of mobile devices to track are burgeoning. A DLP can provide access as and when required to an employee mobile device, without leaving your data vulnerable.