Verdasys Hosted Service Provides Advanced Tools for Data-Loss Prevention

By Frank Ohlhorst  |  Posted 2013-01-18 Print this article Print
Verdasys Risk Assessment Program

Verdasys Risk Assessment Program

The Verdasys Managed Service Risk Assessment Program begins with a questionnaire which gathers answers to key questions such as "Are users allowed to use Dropbox?" or "Are users allowed to email sensitive data to any known third parties?" The purpose of the questions is to determine if there are pre-existing policies in place.


Managed Service for Information Protection from Verdasys is a hosted service that provides data governance, data-loss prevention, forensics, policy-based management and compliance services. This service is for enterprises that want to keep a close watch on data resources to make sure data isn't being accessed, downloaded, compromised or stolen by unauthorized users. <a href="" target="_blank">MSIP (Managed Service for Information Protection)</a> leverages Digital Guardian, an extensible platform of data security management and controls that is available through Verdasys and the company's authorized partners. Once the Digital Guardian host agents are installed, customers immediately discover in full forensic detail where their sensitive data resides, who accesses it and how it is being used and processed. MSIP customers can access their real-time risk intelligence through a configurable reporting dashboard where they can filter and drill into reports by policy rule, file name, type, user, alert, and event. All MSIP reports and alerts are presented in real time and they are built from encrypted event metadata continuously. This metadata is captured by agents and automatically uploaded to Verdasys' secured hosting facilities for analysis. The metadata is evidentiary-sound and can be used to re-create any chain of events in complete context with forensic accuracy without requiring any actual sensitive content to be recorded, stored or transmitted. MSIP offers customers continuously updated security intelligence on data location, usage, risk and trending reports through an intuitive, interactive reporting dashboard.


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