Data is the lifeblood of the modern enterprise. Every organization produces data, stores it, and circulates it.
All that hardware and software that we're now constantly connected to — computers, tablets, smartphones, multifunction printers, smart glasses, smart watches, you name it — exists for one reason: data traffic. And that data is becomingly increasingly vulnerable to loss, either by theft or negligence. So it's no surprise that data loss prevention (DLP) has become a top priority for information technology departments and managed services providers (MSPs).
Now, when I say DLP, I'm only talking about solutions and policies directly related to the prevention of data loss and leakage, rather than the recovery of lost data. This is not to say that DLP policies and solutions should ever replace a data back up and recovery plan. DLP, data back up, and disaster recovery planning should all work in conjunction to protect business continuity.
Read on to learn the five ways DLP fits into the business continuity puzzle, including:
- Defining DLP and its importance
- Network-based data protection
- End-point solutions
- Storage point data leaks
- and more!