How to select a DLP solution: 9 unusual considerations

CSO Online

David Balaban

Data loss prevention (DLP) is an increasingly popular solution in toolkits of enterprise information security teams. However, the criteria for choosing DLP systems are often blurred and resemble a checklist for buying an antiseptic. As a result, they pick a brand that employs more intrusive advertising and promises bells and whistles, all with an appealing price tag.

The caveat is that these systems deliver plenty of features that aren’t listed in marketing brochures. The cost of a wrong choice here is much higher than when buying household chemicals. Infosec experts are better off scrutinizing the characteristics beyond a formal comparison of available functions.

Nowadays, many DLP systems offer...

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