This year, as information security threats continue to multiply, the demand for DLP systems has increased by 25%. This is not surprising, because in addition to preventing data leaks, DLP systems have a number of other functions for monitoring personnel:
- tracking user activity during the working day;
- monitoring employee communications in order to detect illegal activity or planning in a timely manner;
- identification of employees who send out resumes for quickly finding specialists;
But, unfortunately, even DLP systems are not a panacea for all data security breaches. Despite the significant advantages of DLP systems, there are a number of disadvantages that need to be remedied. For example, there are effective methods of bypassing DLP systems, such as data transmission in the form of graphic or encrypted files, steganographic techniques, masking network traffic, bitwise copying, etc.
Moreover, depending on the requirements set by the customers for the solution itself, the network IT infrastructure and the implementation engineers, the cost of a DLP project can vary up to very impressive amounts and the commissioning process can last for months, which can lead to stalled workflows. But the most significant problem is that there are ways of stealing information where DLP is powerless, for example, a data leakage in the form of a photo or screenshot of a confidential document.
Here, additional protection measures, such as solutions based on LeaksID technology
, can come to the rescue. LeaksID technology is based on a patented invisible marking algorithm that creates a unique copy of the information for each user. By personalizing the information, the solution is able to deter confidential documents from leaks by photographing, copying, printing, and sending by email.
LeaksID solutions are aimed at identifying the source in case of information leakage, as well as providing a preventive effect on contractors and employees. Any company can choose a solution based on their needs and end data leaks once and for all.