Symantec Extends its Reach into the Cloud
Symantec have announced the launch of their new Data Loss Prevention 14. Available globally, the product is “a content-aware security technology that helps companies understand where their sensitive corporate information is being stored, how it’s being used and how to protect it against loss and theft,” said Amit Jasuja, Symantec’s Senior Vice President of Product Development at Symantec.
This latest Symantec release extends DLP to cloud email and storage while still offering protection to Saas (Software as a Service) applications, and Mr Jasuja says it will “provide customers with the control and visibility they need to secure their sensitive information as they take full advantage of the cloud.”
Integration with Box: Storage Security with DLP Cloud Storage
Mr Jasuja says Symantec’s “new, robust integration with Box” has happened because “it’s one of the top requests we’ve seen from our DLP customers.”
Symantec DLP for Box integrates with the Box platform to monitor employee accounts, offering deep analysis into information identified as sensitive, and how it’s being used and shared. When sensitive files are detected, Symantec DLP for Box will place a visual tag on them, and users can deal with these files directly within Box.
“One of our biggest priorities at Box is keeping our customers’ information safe and secure,” said Justin Somaini, Chief Trust Officer at, Box. “We worked closely with Symantec, a founding member of our Box Trust ecosystem, to develop Symantec DLP for Box and are happy to bring Symantec’s reliable products to our customers.”
Integration with Office 365: Email Security with DLP Cloud Prevent
For companies using Office 365 for cloud-based email, Symantec DLP 14 now provides the same information protection for email on the cloud as it does for current Symantec DLP customers using it on premises, giving control over sensitive messages sent by business users. Users can now confidently migrate their email to the cloud by seamlessly integrating with Office 365: Exchange Online, knowing it’s covered by Symantec’s robust content monitoring and protection capabilities, which include redirecting email to an encryption gateway for secure delivery or blocking email in real-time to prevent the loss of critical data.
Cloud File Sync & Share
Symantec DLP 14 also allows users of personal Cloud File Sync & Share to protect sensitive information, monitoring users and preventing them from syncing sensitive work files on their desktop to personal accounts from cloud services like Box, Microsoft OneDrive, iCloud, Google Drive and Dropbox, and email services such as Gmail.
‘As information moves out of your hands and into the cloud, it raises concerns about security, privacy and compliance,’ says Symantec’s product statement. ‘Symantec DLP addresses these issues so you can take advantage of the cloud with control and visibility.’