Data Leakage Prevention & Protection

Data leakage is the unauthorized transmission of data from inside a company to an outside destination or party. Since data is the lifeblood of many organizations today, this can have massive consequences, whether the data leakage was intentional or accidental.

Is your organization able to successfully prevent data leakage?

Use Case

Data doesn’t leave an organization on its own.

Employees, privileged users, and third parties may—intentionally or accidentally—move data to locations where it does not belong. Regardless of intent, data leakage can result in financial, legal and reputational trouble for your organization.

Users may attempt to exfiltrate data using:

  • Cloud storage services
  • Business, personal or temporary email clients
  • Removable media, including USB drives
  • Keyboard shortcuts, including copy/paste
  • Print jobs
  • & Many more vectors

Often data leakage happens on the endpoint, without involving your broader network, and thus can be quite difficult to identify and stop. This is where ObserveIT shines.

Our Approach

ObserveIT’s insider threat management platform offers the utmost visibility into user activity and data movement.

ObserveIT can detect users attempting to exfiltrate data through any of the vectors described above and provide full context into what has happened, when and where.

These capabilities are powered by ObserveIT’s library of 350+ insider threat indicators, built with the guidance of CERT’s Insider Threat Center.

ObserveIT is different, because it focuses on user activity that indicates an intent to steal or exfiltrate data. It has been a total game-changer for us.
— CISO, Global Investment Firm

Get the full context you need to identify attempts at data exfiltration and stop data leakage in its tracks.

ObserveIT is different, because it focuses on user activity that indicates an intent to steal or exfiltrate data. It has been a total game-changer for us.

Company: Global investment firm

  • Size: 900+ employees, $75B assets under management
  • Industry: Financial Services

Their Challenge

This organization recognized that traditional data loss prevention tools (DLPs), designed to regulate data exchange via a complex set of rules and alerts, were not sufficient to stymie a rising tide of insider threats. The tools were difficult to use and not designed for data leakage prevention, in spite of their name. Additionally, they were relatively easy for users to bypass. The organization needed more visibility into user activity to effectively detect and stop data leakage.

Our Solution

ObserveIT’s insider threat management platform offers more visibility than DLPs, along with a lighter weight agent. With ObserveIT, the organization is able to quickly identify risky user activity, including unauthorized removable media usage, print jobs, and file copying.

The Result

Identifying these risky activities and correlating them with broader data movement enables this organization to stop data leakage in its tracks and dramatically decrease risk. The ability to collect context regarding user behaviors that could indicate risk of data loss was a “game-changer” for this organization. Now the infrastructure and compliance teams can achieve their security objectives and prevent data leakage without slowing down end users.

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I haven’t seen a data loss prevention tool my team can’t bypass in two seconds. But ObserveIT gets me the visibility and alerting I need to put a stop to it.