A DLP solution (Data Loss Prevention) is the combination of tools and trials able to identify, monitor, and protect reserved data, according to business policies, industry and governement rules.
In particular, a DLP solution is able to:
• Identify reserved data inside net storage (SAN / NAS, file servers) database and endpoint (workstations, laptops);
• Monitor the network’s traffic, inspecting all protocols that could be a means of data exchange, for instance HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMTP, Instant Messaging;
• Protect data by applying business policies curated to accomodate content, consumers, user groups, and means of transfer (net, USB key, CD / DVD) etc.
• A DLP solution performs its control functions by analyzing content and any peculiarities that characterize it from traditional system controls.