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Verdasys Introduces Data Governance Policy Packs


Verdasys, the leading provider of Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solutions and managed services for enterprise and midmarket companies, today announced the launch of its Data Governance Policy Packs (DG Policy Packs) for industry-specific data discovery, reporting and risk management. DG Policy Packs can be delivered as a Verdasys Professional Services engagement for enterprise customers, or instantly deployed to subscribers of Verdasys' Managed Service for Information Protection (MSIP), the industry's first fully-managed hosted service that delivers advanced information security without requiring any hardware, licensing, or staffing.

DG Policy Packs are comprehensive solutions that integrate directly into Digital Guardian, the industry's preeminent data protection technology platform. They are based on a decade of collective enterprise security experience and best practices, seasoned by engagements with hundreds of Verdasys customers worldwide. With plans to launch additional DG Policy Packs in 2013, the initial launch includes:

  • ITAR/Export Control (Aerospace/Defense)
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Services/PCI
  • Healthcare/HIPAA
  • Cyber Threat/Malware Detection and Defense (i.e. Advanced Persistent Threats)

"While serving as CISO for many years at a leading healthcare organization, and today as a consultant focused primarily on aligning security with the business to better defend against ever increasing threats, I have seen far too many organizations where the disconnect between security and the business is the basis for much of the data loss we see in the headlines, even today,” said Craig Shumard, Principal at Shumard and Associates, LLC, a strategic security consulting company. “Wherever I go across industries, I see security programs that struggle with operational control and reporting requirements that do not recognize the new and evolving threats or take a risk based approach to preventing it. As a complete set of data protection best practices that are based on successful programs and specialized by industry or threat, DG Policy Packs will jump-start an enterprise information protection project greatly reducing the threat of data loss.”

Verdasys' DG Policy Packs are pre-packaged sets of specialized rules, policies, reports and best practices that can be further customized to each client's unique specifications, including:

  • Dictionaries covering keywords, regular expressions, structured content (SSN, CCN), regulatory terms, and “fingerprint” models
  • Data categorization and tagging rules using industry-specific best practices to support internal policies and external regulations
  • Risk-based enforcement options, including prompts, justifications and blocks that support policy awareness and risk deterrence
  • Drill-down reporting across all online and offline data events, including: email, secure web, removable media, cloud-storage, user trends and anomaly detection
  • Alert workflows covering notification models and communications best practices
  • Investigative forensics, including workflows, and best practices for evidentiary-sound data collection, case management, and chain of custody re-creation

With the "DLP 3.0" initiative" that was announced on Oct. 22, Verdasys promises to address even more of today's security threats head-on for less cost. DG Policy Packs support this strategy by allowing companies with limited resources to jump-start an Enterprise Information Protection program that greatly reduces the threat of data loss through insider or cyber threat attack with minimal operational impact.

About Verdasys

Verdasys (Twitter: @Verdasys_Inc) provides Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solutions and managed services that secure sensitive data and assures the integrity of business processes that enable midsize and global businesses to successfully compete in collaborative and mobile environments. Digital Guardian, recognized as a Leader in Gartner's 2011 Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention, is a proven technology platform that provides complete policy-based data lifecycle monitoring, classification, forensics, and control on endpoints and servers; virtual machines and enterprise applications; networks; mobile devices; and cloud environments. Digital Guardian protects IP and regulated data from compromise by insiders, contractors, partners, and targeted cyber attacks. Since 2003, millions of Digital Guardian agents have been deployed to protect critical data for global leaders in financial services, insurance, technology, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Companies serious about information protection choose Verdasys.

Digital Guardian is a trademark of Verdasys. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are used for identification purposes only.

Susanne Gurman, 781-902-7858

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