Data Loss Prevention (DLP) acts as your digital sentinel, constantly watching data flows within your organization. DLP system identifies, blocks, and notifies any unauthorized use, or disclosure of sensitive information before it becomes a critical leak. With DLP, you gain peace of mind and strengthen your defence against data breaches, safeguarding your valuable assets and building trust.

Why is DLP Important?

Data breaches are becoming increasingly common and costly.

DLP solutions can help organizations mitigate these risks by:

  • Preventing data leaks: DLP can prevent sensitive data from being accidentally or intentionally shared with unauthorized individuals or systems.
  • Meeting compliance requirements: Many industries have strict regulations regarding data privacy and security. DLP solutions can help organizations comply with these regulations.
  • Protecting intellectual property: DLP can help organizations safeguard their trade secrets and other valuable intellectual property.
  • Enhancing brand reputation: Data breaches can damage an organization’s reputation. DLP can help prevent breaches and protect an organization’s brand.

How do DLP Solutions Work?

DLP solutions typically work in four stages:

  1. Data Discovery and Classification: The first step is to identify and classify all sensitive data within the organization. This can be done manually or through the use of automated tools.
  2. Data Monitoring: Once sensitive data is identified, it is continuously monitored for suspicious activity. DLP solutions can monitor data in various formats, including emails, documents, files, and network traffic.
  3. Policy Enforcement: If suspicious activity is detected, the DLP solution can take action to prevent data loss. This may include actions such as encryption, blocking of data transfers, or alerting security personnel.
  4. Reporting and Analysis: DLP solutions provide detailed reports on data activity, which can be used to identify trends and improve data security posture.

Why Forcepoint DLP?

Controlling data with one single policy

Replace broad, sweeping rules with individualized, adaptive data security that doesn’t slow down your employees. Block actions only where you need to, and drive productivity.

Configure once, set everywhere

Create data security policies once and apply them to the web, cloud and private applications through the Forcepoint ONE Security Service Edge (SSE) platform integration.

Simplify compliance with pre-defined policies

View and control all your data with the industry’s largest pre-defined policy library. Ensure regulatory compliance across 80+ countries for GDPR, CCPA and more. Deploy data classification with Forcepoint Data Classification as well as Microsoft Purview Information Protection.


Protect critical intellectual property with unsurpassed accuracy

Protect PII and PHI, company financials, trade secrets, credit card data, and other pieces of sensitive customer data in images. Follow intellectual property (IP) in both structured and unstructured forms and stop low & slow data theft even when user devices are off the network.

Taking the first step

Embarking on DLP solutions may seem daunting at first. However, with the right technology and consultant, you will be well on your way to achieving it.

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