By Filip Cotfas
With the global rise of data breaches and the widespread adoption of data protection legislation, companies are increasingly turning towards Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions as indispensable tools in their data protection strategies. Choosing the right DLP solution however can be a daunting task.
With different options available, from the more specialized to the too complex, organizations can struggle to choose the right DLP solution to serve their needs. While all DLP tools are built to protect data in the enterprise, each has its own approach, strengths and points of focus. Picking the wrong solution comes not only with its fair share of frustrations, but can also be a costly mistake that can considerably delay compliance efforts.
Today, we are therefore looking at the key reasons Endpoint Protector is an excellent start to any successful DLP strategy:
1. Data Protection Starting at the Endpoint
Companies often choose network DLP solutions as the easiest to implement and the least likely to impact computers’ performance and employees’ productivity. This, however, leaves companies vulnerable to data loss: while data might be protected when an endpoint is on the company network, the moment the computer leaves its security, it’s no longer protected.
Endpoint Protector, because it’s deployed at endpoint level, protects data wherever the computer goes. Whether an employee is travelling for business or working remotely, data protection policies remain in place, providing the same level of security as on the company network. Device control options, which restrict how employees copy information onto portable devices, remain active, even when offline.
DLP at endpoint level also provides data visibility essential for compliance. While network DLP tools are effective in blocking the transfer of sensitive information outside the company network, they don’t check what data is stored where on employees’ computers. This is problematic when it comes to compliance with regulations such as GDPR that grants EU data subjects the right to withdraw consent for data processing and request the deletion of data collected about them. This is where Endpoint Protector comes in handy: it can search for data at endpoint level and delete or encrypt it where it is found.
2. Up and running in 30 minutes or less
One of the biggest fears when it comes to DLP implementation is the time it will take. Commonly believed to take months, especially when it comes to endpoint DLP that needs to be deployed on every computer of a company network, it could not, in fact, be further from the truth. Endpoint Protector is up and running in 30 minutes or less. Whether companies are using cloud services, virtualization tools or prefer the old school hardware approach, Endpoint Protector implementation is a smooth hassle-free process.
3. A truly cross-platform solution
Nowadays, many companies are running multiple-OS networks. While Windows still reigns supreme, IT departments and developers often rely on Linux and macOS has long been the darling of design and marketing departments the world over. The increasing popularity of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and corporate-owned personally-enabled (COPE) policies has also diversified operating systems on company networks.
This can cause problems when choosing DLP solutions: many focus on Windows and the few that promise macOS or Linux compatibility often fail to deliver. Endpoint Protector is the only DLP solution on the market to offer feature parity for Windows, macOS and Linux. The reason for it is simple: while other products began working on other OS when the operating systems began gaining traction in the enterprise, Endpoint Protector has been a cross-platform solution from the very beginning.
4. A DLP solution that puts clients’ needs first
While innovation and market evolution often drive a product’s growth, Endpoint Protector is built on one other principle: client feedback. Many of the improvements and new features of our products are a direct consequence of feedback sessions with clients. We value the insights clients provide as direct users of Endpoint Protector. It helps us identify additional functionalities that could be useful not only to those that provided us with the feedback, but to all our current and future clients.
5. A solution for companies of all sizes
Many DLP solutions are often too complex to serve the needs of small and medium sized businesses. Endpoint Protector, with its modular approach to DLP, allows organizations to mix and match the right tools to serve their specific needs. Due to its flexibility and scalability, Endpoint Protector is a product that can adapt to a company’s growth. From startups working with five endpoints to big enterprises running thousands, Endpoint Protector can serve all their needs.
6. User-friendly interface and ease of use
Endpoint Protector’s intuitive modern interface is easy to navigate and understand even for non-specialized personal. Policies can be defined and activated with only a few clicks and reports downloaded on the spot. Built with user-friendliness in mind, it offers a short learning curve and saves companies time and money in both staff training and the transition to a secure environment.
7. An award-winning solution
Since 2011, when its developer, CoSoSys, was named one of the fastest growing technology companies in Central Europe in the Deloitte Technology FAST 50 ranking, Endpoint Protector has grown into a trusted household name of the Data Loss Prevention market.
It was recognized by Gartner in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention and by the Radicati Group in the Enterprise Data Loss Prevention Market Quadrant 2017. Endpoint Protector is also a four time winner of the Cybersecurity Excellence Award for DLP and received the Cyber Defense Magazine’s Hot Company Data Loss Prevention InfoSec Award in 2019.
Choosing the best DLP solution for your company can seem like a cumbersome process, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re a startup putting together your first data protection strategy or a big enterprise tackling complex compliance needs, Endpoint Protector is here to offer an array of efficient and flexible tools in an easy-to-use package that will make your journey to Data Loss Prevention a breeze. But don’t take our word for it, contact us today to speak to one of our experts and schedule a demo.
(The author is the Channel Manager, CoSoSys)