Ensuring appropriate visibility and control over business information flows and unauthorized information disclosure is one of the key information security challenges.
The traditional network-centric control or system-centric approach to security fails to protect company sensitive data. To reduce the risk of data loss, companies need to take a risk-based, data-centric approach to security, which is a paradigm shift from the traditional network-centric or system-centric security. The approach is a combination process and technology that focuses on information flow across business processes.
The goal of implementing data-centric security is to create and sustain flexible, ongoing, and continually improving security processes that recognize and react to changes in internal and external environments and enable business processes.
Thus, the data-centric approach focuses on data and requires the understanding of:
Currently, only a few companies can claim they can control information flows within their information system to the extent they can efficiently prevent information leakage or timely and undoubtedly determine who disclosed business critical information and how it was done.
Information can be exchanged in different ways in a modern IT system:
Each of the ways can be regular and justified, but it could also be a potential data leakage point.
Major function of a Data Leakage Protection (DLP) and Enterprise Information Protection system is to ensure efficient and complete protection of unauthorized information revelation.
Good and appropriately implemented DLP/EIP system ensures:
Regardless of the method of DLP/EIP implementation, it is necessary to ensure undisturbed performance of business processes in addition to the high level of protection.
In order to reduce the risk of data leakage, INFIGO IS offers its clients Digital Guardian platform for enterprise information protection as well as professional services which will ensure thorough and efficient implementation.