Digital Guardian and Cisco for Confidential Data Protection and Regulatory Compliance

Digital Guardian integrates with Cisco's Web Security Appliance to inspect and prevent sensitive information from leaving your organization. Streamlined deployment and low overhead drives down TCO.

Here’s the Challenge

Monitoring and controlling traffic to and from the internet is crucial to protecting the sensitive or regulated information that drives your business. Preventing users from accessing malicious or compromised websites is only part of the information security challenge, users can either intentionally or accidentally disclose confidential or regulated information via webmail.

Here’s the Solution

Cisco WSA and Digital Guardian’s Network DLP appliance are integration tested to provide an easy-to-deploy data loss prevention solution that helps organizations effectively monitor, control and prevent sensitive data from leaving their network. The joint solution enforces policies to ensure protection, whether HTTP/HTTPS, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is used for data transfer over the Web. It also protects data in applications such as webmail, blogs, and wikis.

The Cisco WSA communicates with Digital Guardian’s Network DLP appliance by means of plain or secure Internet Content Adaptation Protocol (ICAP). By directing all outbound HTTP, HTTPS and FTP traffic to Digital Guardian’s Network DLP appliance, you can allow or block the traffic based on the configured rules and policies. You can also conduct deep content inspection for regulatory compliance and intellectual property (IP) protection, incident severity definition, case management and performance optimization.

Additional Resources

  • Video: Data Loss Prevention with Cisco Web Security
  • Web Page: Cisco Web Security Appliance - DLP Overview
  • Whitepaper: How to Protect Confidential Data Using Cisco Web Security Appliance with Digital Guardian

About Cisco

Cisco is the largest networking company in the world that designs, manufactures, and sells networking equipment. Cisco's comprehensive portfolio of advanced threat protection solutions reduces complexity and delivers superior visibility, continuous control, and advanced threat protection across the entire attack continuum. Cisco's network security portfolio is built on the concept that security should be embedded everywhere in the network, which goes beyond traditional walls and includes data centers, endpoints, web and email gateways, virtual systems, and mobile devices.