Data Loss Prevention Solution Upgraded for Webmail Attachments and Skype Messaging
InterGuard, the only provider of Complete Insider Threat Security On Demand, today announced it has released an advanced Windows Client with robust new Data Loss Prevention (DLP) features. With InterGuard’s patented Single Agent architecture, organizations can now monitor, discover, and prevent data loss and leakage in webmail attachments – such as Gmail, and Yahoo Mail – as well as monitor and record Skype messages. The new upgrade, which is free to InterGuard’s current DLP customers, further sets the bar for organizations and resellers looking for complete data leakage prevention.
InterGuard’s popular end-point security suite includes Data Loss Prevention, PC & mobile device monitoring, web filtering, and lost laptop recovery. The new enhancements for DLP now include the ability to scan Webmail attachments for File Type and Alert Words in the attachment’s content. This is significant because prior to this release, Webmail attachments could not be scanned by traditional appliance and software-based DLP solutions. Using InterGuard’s unique endpoint architecture, an organization’s security team can now block and/or report data transfers for computers, whether on or off network. InterGuard’s tiny stealth client, which is always on and working, will prevent the movement of protected file types and sensitive content even if the computer is not connected to the Internet.
According to Brad Miller, CEO of Awareness Technologies, “Unlike appliance-based DLP solutions, InterGuard’s end point security suite works both on and off network as well as if not connected to the Internet.”
There are more than 450 million users of Google’s Gmail. In the past six months, more than 60 million Microsoft customers have converted from Hotmail to Outlook.com. Besides the potential personal use of webmail by employees, many companies are now migrating their corporate email to a cloud-based solution, and adopting cloud- based storage and apps such as Google Docs. webmail presents a risk of data loss from behind the corporate firewall because employees can easily send large files with potential confidential company information. Users with company laptops also present a threat when they move off the corporate network. While a company can easily monitor attachments in traditional corporate email clients, webmail monitoring has long been a problem. Now organizations can monitor attachments sent by an employee’s webmail as easily as they can those in Exchange or other desktop email clients.