Code Green Networks expects to find a willing market for enterprise-class data leak prevention among small and midsize businesses.
Unveiled this week, the CI-750 provides features from Code Greens midsized business appliance—the CI-1500—but slimmed down to meet the cost and management challenges unique to organizations or locations with fewer than 250 network users, officials at the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company said.
While the data leak prevention remains out of reach and out of mind for most of the SMB market, subsets are already forced to consider it, said Brian Czarny, vice president of marketing at Code Green.
"There are organizations across, right now, about a handful of different verticals that are faced with the same compliance and regulatory challenges as a lot of the larger organizations but are really underserved from a product or vendor standpoint today," he said.
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The CI-750 automatically enforces data protection policies to log, alert, retain, block, encrypt or re-route transmissions across various Internet communications channels—e-mail, Web, Instant Messaging (IM), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), online tools such as blogs and wikis—and all popular WebMail services including Google Gmail, MSN Hotmail, AOL Mail, Windows Live Mail and Yahoo Mail.
When the appliance detects an authorized e-mail containing personal data or other content, it encrypts the message to ensure its security through to the recipient. A log entry is then automatically generated providing an audit trail record for compliance purposes, company officials said.
The CI-750, which starts at $10,000, can protect up to 20 million elements of stored data in databases and structured files, and up to 250GB of data across more than 400 different file formats including Microsoft Office documents, CSV files, CAD drawings, image files, rich media and industry-specific application formats.
The release includes out-of-the-box compliance with Federal Trade Commission guidelines and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure amendments, which govern electronic discovery. Future releases will include more discovery capability.
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