NextLabs® Offers First Unified Data Loss Prevention and Information Rights Management Solution on One Standards-based Policy System
04/10/2010

Version 4.6 further extends data loss prevention capabilities with Discovery, Content Analysis, Labeling, and Persistent Classification

Online PR News – 10-April-2010 – – NextLabs®, Inc., the leading provider of policy-driven Information Risk Management software for large enterprises, today announced Enterprise DLP Version 4.6, the Enterprise Data Protection software suite that prevents data loss, provides safer electronic communication and collaboration, and preserves data confidentiality. The release marks the first product to unify Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Information Rights Management (IRM) in one integrated solution. NextLabs Enterprise Data Protection suite combines four critical applications: 1) Data Loss Prevention, 2) Information Rights Management (aka ERM), 3) Application and Device control, and 4) Unified Communications Control into a single integrated software suite with one common, centrally managed policy system. Until now, these capabilities have been offered separately from multiple vendors -- each with its own policy system. This four-in-one power house provides simplified management, easier deployment and more effective collaboration than four narrowly focused point tools.

“The security industry is slowly waking up to an emerging market reality: large organizations don’t want security point products; they want enterprise security technologies that align with corporate policies and business processes.  Certainly, some companies will still purchase DLP and ERM on a tactical basis, but an increasing number will demand integrated functionality, management, and reporting for all their data security needs”, Jon Oltsik, Principal Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group.[1]

While many companies and industry observers have noted the importance of merging DLP and ERM, NextLabs is the first company to offer a fully “integrated from the ground up” solution with unified policy management to address complex data protection needs seamlessly. DLP solutions help companies locate and protect critical data but they fall short on identity and context-aware protection. IRM solutions provide identity-base protection to restrict what users can do with data but they fall short on the ability to intelligently apply the access policies based on content.

The NextLabs Enterprise Data Protection suite includes the advanced DLP capability of Discovery, Content Analysis, Labeling and Persistent Classification for locating and protecting critical corporate data. It is the only DLP product to offer persistent classification and a flexible identification capability that allows for automated or user-driven classification and application of ERM protection.

Version 4.6 is based on the state-of-the-art 360 Degree Enforcement™ technology that offers flexible enforcement mechanisms to educate end users, protects critical data, and automates data protection procedures. The identity-based policy system with content awareness combined with the application-aware Deep Event Inspection™ Engine offers the most robust capability to safeguard information sharing activities and protect data. The latest version provides the following key benefits:

Simplified Data Protection with One Policy Management System
Eliminates the need to purchase and manage four separate systems for DLP, IRM, Application and Device Control, and Unified Communications Control. Significantly improves usability and reduces complexity. Engages and interacts with end-users to safeguard information handling activities.

Safer Collaboration and Communications of Confidential Data and Intellectual Property
Accurate event inspection and fine-grained categorization accompanied by the application of persistent tags in a fully audited system ensures the best possible data protection and significantly improves compliance and workforce awareness of risk associating to information sharing.

Most Accurate Detection and Lasting Protection
Uses identity and context-aware capabilities to accurately discover and identify data at risk. Applies advanced classification techniques to label and persistently tag for lasting protection. Having identity and content awareness in one system increases accuracy, reduces false positives, eliminates errors and reduces the information handling burden placed on end-users.

Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
Real time policy evaluation with comprehensive protection techniques prevents incidents before they occur and eliminate the need to hire more people to monitor and manage data loss incidents. Workflow automation eliminates manual steps, allowing users to self-remediate in real time, making them more productive and improving user adoption.

“Today, the disparate approach embraced by the major information security vendors to safeguard data is simply not sustainable – too many systems, too many tools, too much time and money wasted. Separate policy management systems and enforcement techniques that need to be configured and managed separately coupled with the lack of commitment to improve interoperability, makes the situation worse. Our effort to bring the best of IRM and DLP under one product with a common policy system is only the beginning of a larger industry trend and it demonstrates NextLabs’ commitment to breakdown the “information security silos” by improving interoperability and significantly drive down Total Cost of Ownership”, Keng Lim, CEO and Founder of NextLabs.

Availability
NextLabs Enterprise Data Protection suite, the first product to unify DLP and ERM in one integrated product is available immediately. For more information, please call 800-898-3065 or visit NextLabs on the Web at www.nextlabs.com.

ABOUT NEXTLABS:
 NextLabs®, Inc. is the leading provider of policy-driven Information Risk Management software for large enterprises. NextLabs’ software offers a cohesive solution for improving compliance and mitigating information risk by helping companies achieve safer and more secure internal and external collaboration, prevent data loss, and ensure proper authorization to applications and data. NextLabs’ partnerships with industry leaders such as IBM, SAP, Microsoft, Adobe, HCL Axon, and PTC bring to market industry-focused information risk management solutions that combine industry best practices with turnkey applications, to meet customers’ governance, risk, and compliance requirements. For more information on NextLabs, please visit www.nextlabs.com.

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[1] ESG Brief: The Inevitable Merger of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) Authors: Jon Oltsik and Paul Myerson
http://www.enterprisestrategygroup.com/2009/10/the-inevitable-merger-of-data-loss-prevention-dlp-and-enterprise-rights-management-erm/

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