Prevent Data Leak – Make the Most of Your Security Budget |

After years of battling with intruders and hackers, viruses and spam, companies have now find themselves struggling with a relatively new but potentially huge security issue which is data leak. By March, 2008 the unintentional exposure of company’s confidential information has already been quoted in a report as the number one data security threat, followed by viruses, Trojans, and worms.This report was published at the end of the year, and approximately 80% of answerer in a survey have agreed that data security and preventing data from getting leaked is one of the biggest challenges that companies and even home users are facing. About 50% of the answerers have acknowledged that they had experienced a data leak incident in 2008.This survey has identified that intellectual property is the most common type of information being leaked and approximately 81% of answerer have identified IPC which is Information Protection and Control as an important part of their overall data protection strategy. Information Protection and Control or IPC can be defined as monitoring, encrypting, filtering, and blocking sensitive information contained in data at rest, data in motion, and data in use.According to the report, the highest priority solution in Information Protection and Control (IPC) was Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) which is being deployed at the organization’s perimeter and on endpoint computers.The Growing Importance of Data Leak Prevention (DPL)
There are quite a few grounds for the growing importance of data leakage prevention to such a level that it has become the forefront of any enterprise security. Some of the reasons are listed below:• High-profile, prestigious and reputation-damaging data leaks
• Ghastly publicity from data leak
• Damaged reputation
• Lost customers
• And sometimes data leak can even destroy the whole companyThe number of well advertised exemplars of data security breaches is growing very drastically. Financial Organizations, Government Bodies, Educational Institutions, Industry Giants and even Presidential Candidates – no one is immune from the incidences of data leak.The need of data leak prevention is increasing quite exponentially with the thoroughly diverse perspective which was introduced by Web 2.0 users. More than a few enterprise-focused data leak prevention solution vendors have developed pioneering solutions for preventing the leakage of sensitive company information. Many of these products spotlight on identifying and categorizing all sensitive information and then implementing communal data leak prevention policies that can track sensitive information not only across the enterprise, but will also apply controls wherever it is necessary.Hypothetically, these solutions make a lot of sense, but practically they run up against numerous implementation obstructions. For example; in many organizations data is so discrete, jumbled, disorganized and huge that classifying and categorizing it comprehensively is just too burdensome. But Device Block has simplified such a complicated and nearly impossible task by offering complete security against data leakage.Device Block lets you protect your data from getting leaked by controlling portable storage devices and removable media. With Device Block installed on your computer, you can decide which devices can access your Windows PC. If a user attempts to perform a prohibited action, Device Block will stop him to do so.