THE SOLUTION: E-SAFE COMPLIANCE
At the beginning of the audit, it quickly became apparent that, unlike e-Safe Compliance, the existing DLP system did not support the decentralized classification of sensitive data and so, over 50% of sensitive documents in the company were not protected. Implementation of e-Safe Compliance allowed for full coverage of sensitive data, via i) usage of the e-Safe Code Generator application by department heads, and ii) by allowing the end-users themselves to protect sensitive documents through a simple mouse click.
The review of the reports at the end of the audit period demonstrated the following major advantages of e-Safe Compliance over the existing system:
With e-Safe Compliance, the department heads who had defined the rules were the ones who directly viewed the reports. In the existing system, the reports on the movement of sensitive data were centralized and reviewed by the IT department, which were ineffective.
The sensitive documents were protected using Universal Encryption with user access controls and sandboxing of the viewing application. This meant that the contents of a document cannot be directly leaked by users even when that document is transferred to a 3rd party.