DLP works by aligning your data security policies with what is actually happening across your organisation.
For instance, if you have decided you don’t want credit card details stored in cloud environments, your DLP tool will scan data within assets stored in the cloud to identify credit card details, and decide whether the context of where they’re stored matches the policies you want to enforce.
With most DLP solutions including Metomic, you’ll have access to out-of-the-box classifiers such as email addresses, phone numbers, social security numbers and more, that you can put in place, or you can create your own custom classifiers to suit your needs.
Once a violation has been identified, DLP tools can alert security teams in real-time to any suspicious behaviour, and depending on the rules you have in place, can block actions completely, redact data entirely, or set a retention period so that the data can still be used before it expires.
DLP tools such as Metomic can also provide security awareness to your staff, building a Human Firewall for your organisation. With real-time employee notifications, your team can understand where they may be going wrong when it comes to uploading sensitive data.
Finally, DLP tools make it easy for security teams to provide detailed reports and audit logs, allowing them to investigate any issues, and maintain compliance records.