As organizations store more critical business knowledge in digital form, data leak prevention (DLP) becomes an essential security tool. When intellectual property, customer data or sensitive information like employee personnel files are purposely or unintentionally leaked, the damage can be irreparable. Data leakage can cause customers to lose confidence and business deals to go bad, in addition to fines, legal action and reputation damage.
But data leak prevention is no easy matter. Monitoring the vast amounts of information that flow through the organization is a challenge; stopping or quarantining content based on complex security rules and user roles is even more difficult. And while risk and compliance personnel may push for the strict data leak prevention measures, these controls should not be so rigid that they stifle productivity by preventing authorized users from quickly and easily accessing data they need.
As a leading provider of essential cloud services for email management, Mimecast offers a centrally managed DLP security solution for protection against accidental and malicious leaks of data via email.
Mimecast Content Control and Data Leak Prevention is part of Mimecast’s comprehensive suite of cloud-based solutions for managing email more effectively and securely. Mimecast’s data loss prevention solution scans all email and file attachments and identifies potential leaks using flexible policies based on keywords, file hashes, pattern matching and dictionaries. Emails containing suspected leaks may be blocked, quarantined for review or sent via Mimecast’s Secure Messaging portal.
Because any aspect of an email may contain sensitive information, Mimecast scans headers, subject lines, body text, HTML and attachments looking to find text patterns and words as well as inappropriate images. If content triggers a data leak prevention policy, administrators may block the content, hold it pending review, cc it to a group, deliver it securely or add content such as qualifiers or disclaimers.
With Mimecast Content Control and Data Loss Prevention, organizations can: