Verdasys, the only data loss prevention (DLP) vendor that protects companies’ sensitive data from both insider and cyber threats, announced today it is a finalist in the SC Awards Europe 2014 for Best Managed Security Service. Verdasys Managed Services for Information Protection (MSIP) has been added to the short list of products by a panel of industry judges for one of the most coveted security awards in Europe.
As part of the IT security industry's leading global awards program, SC Awards Europe was organized to honor the professionals, companies and products that help fend off the myriad security threats confronted in today's corporate world. SC Awards Europe celebrates the achievements of the talented IT security players in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits working to help the industry.
Verdasys has been recognized as a leader in the data loss prevention (DLP) market for over 10 years, but acknowledges that the threat landscape has changed. Organizations are now required to protect their sensitive data from both insider threats such as uninformed or disgruntled employees as well as malicious outsiders. In all instances, the key objective is to protect sensitive data from leaving the organization at the point of risk, namely, the endpoint. Digital Guardian by Verdasys offers advanced data protection on the endpoint, either as an on premise or fully hosted solution in the form of MSIP.
MSIP provides on-demand data protection technology as a service, hosted and administered within Verdasys’ secure and high-availability facilities. In addition to data protection as-a- service functionality, MSIP includes a dedicated team of Verdasys data security experts to manage the entire information security program, including: data discovery & classification; risk analysis; custom rule creation; encryption; enforcement control; and forensic reporting.
"We are thrilled that Verdasys has been included on the short list of finalists for Best Managed Security Service for the SC Awards Europe this year,” says Connie Stack, CMO of Verdasys. “MSIP is managed entirely by Verdasys data security experts, who deploy and administer Verdasys Digital Guardian agents across the enterprise from a secure and high-availability facility and manage the entire data protection program according to each client’s specifications. Data remains private and secured because MSIP records events as encrypted metadata with evidentiary-quality forensics and supports employee privacy regulations like EU Workers’ Councils. No actual sensitive content is ever recorded, stored or transmitted as part of the service.”
MSIP is unique because there is no other managed service DLP offering available to customers. Compared to an on premise solution, Verdasys MSIP provides faster and simpler time-to-value and a much lower TCO due to hardware, software and headcount/expertise savings. Additionally, MSIP is based on the Verdasys Digital Guardian platform with more than two million agents in field use and over a decade of technology and delivery experience securing data for over 150 F2000 companies.
The winners will be announced at Grosvernor House in London on April 29, 2014. Tickets to the gala event can be purchased here: http://www.scawardseurope.com/awards-presentation