Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a comprehensive approach and set of technologies designed to prevent the unauthorized disclosure or leakage of sensitive and confidential information from an organization. DLP aims to ensure that sensitive data remains under the organization’s control and is not exposed to unauthorized individuals, both internally and externally. DLP aims to protect an organization’s intellectual property, sensitive customer information, financial data, and other proprietary information from being compromised.
Implementing a DLP program involves several stages to ensure comprehensive protection against data breaches and leaks. The exact stages may vary based on the organization’s size, industry, and specific requirements, but there are typical stages involved in a DLP program:
As a standalone solution, DLP struggles to remain relevant due to the complexities of modern IT environments. DLP has transformed into a more comprehensive and data-centric approach. As such, it is being steadily replaced by the following three solutions:
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