Symantec unveils DLP 14, announces Box integration

New solution provides deep visibility into sensitive files located on Box storage platform

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Symantec unveils DLP 14, announces Box integration Symantec said that the solution would give CIOs greater confidence in using cloud solutions
By  Tom Paye Published  June 7, 2015

Symantec last week announced version 14 of its Data Loss Prevention solution, which now supports Microsoft Office 365 as well as the Box online storage service.

In its announcement of the new product, Symantec said that the solution would give CIOs greater confidence that employees can take advantage of storing information in the cloud without worrying about data loss or theft.

"Symantec Data Loss Prevention 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, senior vice president, product development at Symantec.

"With the latest release, we are extending DLP to cloud email and storage to provide our customers the control and visibility they need to secure their sensitive information as they take full advantage of the cloud. We've also announced a new, robust integration with Box, as it's one of the top requests we've seen from our DLP customers."

With the Box tie-up, Symantec said that its DLP solution now provides deep visibility into the sensitive files that businesses collaborate on in Box. The solution integrates with the Box platform to monitor employee accounts, offering analysis into what information is considered sensitive, how this information is being used, and with whom it is being shared, Syamntec said.

The vendor added that, when sensitive files are deleted, Symantec DLP for Box places visual tags on the content and allows users to self-remediate 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."

When it comes to the Office 365 integration, Symantec said that DLP 14 allows customers to apply the same information protection policies they use on-premise in the cloud.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention 14 is now available globally.

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