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Symantec DLP now compatable with Web 2.0

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Symantec Corp. today announced an updated version of Symantec Data Loss Prevention designed to help businesses prevent data leaks in their changing IT environments.

The latest version, Symantec Data Loss Prevention 10.5, enables the use of social media while guarding against data loss, protects information in private clouds and helps organizations take ownership of unstructured data, such as documents, spreadsheets and email, a company release said.

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“Information is today’s most critical business asset and traditional boundaries for it no longer exist,” said Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, Symantec India.  “Constantly evolving IT environments drive the need for new data protections.  To protect information, Symantec must go where the data goes.”

Compatibility with Web 2.0 sites

The release says that in Symantec’s 2010 State of Enterprise Security study, Symantec learned that 84 percent of CIOs and CISOs considered social networking sites to be a serious threat to their security. To enable the use of social media while addressing this threat, Symantec Data Loss Prevention has enhanced compatibility with Web 2.0 sites - such as Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Meebo - to stop the flow of sensitive data. Symantec Data Loss Prevention also minimizes IT support costs by providing a more transparent Web experience for end-users that seamlessly prevents data exposure without confusing the user with broken links or error messages.

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Also read: Lenovo sets new security standards for Web 2.0 generation

Secure Private Clouds

Security is a chief concern with clouds, even when they live inside the corporate firewall. Symantec has added new endpoint event coverage for workstations running virtualized applications and desktops, including Citrix XenApp and Citrix XenDesktop.

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The release adds that Symantec now offers Symantec Data Loss Prevention Standard Edition, which provides leading data loss prevention technology to protect against this specific type of endpoint data loss. The company recently introduced Symantec Data Insight that is now integrated into Symantec Data Loss Prevention.

Availability

Symantec Data Loss Prevention 10.5, with new support for Windows 7 64-bit, Symantec Data Loss Prevention Data Insight, and Symantec Data Loss Prevention Standard Edition are now available.

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