DLP Technology Has Some Maturing to Do
After a year of consolidation in the data leak prevention market, DLP has emerged as a critical part of the IT security strategy for many organizations. But some say the technology still has plenty of room to grow.
When it comes to DLP, organizations need to have a firm understanding of what their sensitive data is, where it is and what policies need to be in place to govern it. The challenges involved in creating and enforcing policy are cited by some as key issues facing organizations looking to deploy DLP and related technologies.
After a year of mergers and acquisitions in the data leak prevention space, vendors must focus on reducing complexity and improving policy enforcements.
A recent study by IDC cited complexity and budgetary concerns as the top barriers to investment in what the analyst firm called IPC (information protection and control). IDC defined IPC in broad terms, stating that it includes products that monitor, encrypt, filter and block sensitive data at rest, in motion and in use.