Data Loss Prevention
Data loss prevention systems are designed to keep track of credit card data, Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information, as well as to enforce security controls to ensure that the data is protected before it leaves the network. A DLP system can be set to block sensitive data from leaving endpoint systems via email or thumb drive. DLP systems have been commonly deployed as part of compliance initiatives in the health-care or retail industries. More advanced DLP systems can tag and keep track of identified intellectual property to prevent it from being mishandled.