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Digital Guardian Provides Innovative Solution to Preserve Critical DLP Functionality for Chrome Users


(DG) today announced that its Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
offering supports content inspection and policy enforcement for Google
Chrome 68.

In late 2017, Google made a decision to disallow
3rd party software code injection
into the Chrome browser beginning
in July 2018. Google made this decision to ensure bad actors could not
gain access to private information and improve the Chrome user
experience. However, despite these good reasons, the decision means some
agent-based information security solutions can no longer perform core
functions that once relied on Chrome browser injection, which leaves
significant gaps in many organizations' cybersecurity defenses.

Companies like McAfee
recently disclosed their endpoint DLP products will no longer be able to
inspect web uploads and/or block sensitive data upload when the Chrome
browser is being used; Digital Guardian, however, can still support
those key DLP functions.

Digital Guardian understood the impact of Google's decision and
engineered a new way to preserve critical DLP functionality for Chrome
users. Digital Guardian's innovative approach is able to connect file
information, such as the sensitivity, location, and file type, with the
transmission destination, such as an unauthorized external site. This
provides security professionals with the ability to fully manage the
risk of data loss, all done without the need for injection and therefore
eliminating the potential for conflicts.

As of May 2018, per,
Chrome commands over 60 percent of the desktop/laptop browser market.
Internet Explorer was ranked second, and has about 12 percent of the
market. Therefore, being able to support Chrome 68, and future releases,
was critical for Digital Guardian.

"We applaud Google for taking the steps to secure its browser by
blocking third party code injection," said Tony Themelis, vice president
of product management, Digital Guardian. "We also appreciate Google
announcing this move in November 2017 as our engineering team was able
to innovate our DLP offering to still support critical data protection
functionality in Chrome even with Google's new no-injection policy.
Securing our customers' data is paramount and our mission is to provide
the highest level of protection regardless of where sensitive data

To learn more about Digital Guardian's Data Loss Prevention offering or
to schedule a demo, please visit:

About Digital Guardian
Digital Guardian provides the
industry's only data protection platform that is purpose built to stop
data theft from both insiders and external adversaries. The Digital
Guardian Data Protection Platform performs across the corporate network,
traditional endpoints and cloud applications and is buttressed by the DG
Cloud, a big data security analytics backend, purpose built to see and
block all threats to sensitive information. For more than 15 years, it
has enabled data-rich organizations to protect their most valuable
assets with a choice of on premises, SaaS or managed service deployment.
Digital Guardian's unique data awareness combined with behavioral threat
detection and response, enables you to protect data without slowing the
pace of your business. To learn more please visit:

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