Data Loss Prevention for Education | Digital Guardian


Protect research information and student data from insider and outsider threats.

Here’s the Challenge

Higher education institutions now account for as much as 17% of all cyber breaches, second only to healthcare. [source: University Business Magazine]

Educational institutions are a lucrative target for cyber criminals because the institutions carry highly desirable digital targets, including login credentials, research data, social security numbers and health data. Valuable research and intellectual property are often targeted for corporate and government espionage.

“Colleges are centers of innovation and are building technologies that would certainly be targeted by state affiliated groups.”

- Verizon DBIR 2017

Here’s the Solution

Digital Guardian secures research IP and student, faculty and alumni personal information from data theft. 

Digital Guardian’s threat aware data protection platform provides the deepest visibility, real-time analytics and flexible controls to protect both structured and unstructured data from insider and outsider threats.

Our platform secures sensitive data wherever it lives and wherever it is shared – across networks, storage, endpoints or in the cloud – performing equally across Windows, macOS or Linux operating environments.

Solution Benefits


Digital Guardian can identify and tag sensitive data in real-time even before you develop formal policies. We accurately identify and protect both structured and unstructured data – such as research data, technology patents, and business processes and personnel information.


Digital Guardian Analytics and Reporting Cloud uses a big data cloud services architecture and innovative UI to aggregate and analyze millions of system, user and data events and turn all that data into human digestible intelligence. Analysts can detect and respond to threats – both insider and outsider - faster and more efficiently.


Digital Guardian employs flexible and automated controls to ensure that sensitive data does not leave your organization. Our context-based and behavior-based rules automatically prompt users or block only those behaviors that pose a threat to your organization. This unique contextual awareness and noninvasive approach lets you minimize risk without slowing down your researchers or students.

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Data Types We Protect


  • R&D Data
  • Research Methodologies
  • Login Credentials
  • Business Processes


  • Personal Information (PII, PHI)
  • Students, Staff and Faculty Personal Information
  • Login Credentials
  • Business Processes

We Can Prove It

A world renowned research and medical institution wanted to use the cloud to dramatically improve the ease and speed of sharing information — across their multiple campuses and with their associates around the world.

Digital Guardian Cloud Data Protection allows this organization to adopt cloud storage without giving up the visibility and control required by today’s regulatory environment. All files uploaded to cloud storage are scanned for confidential or sensitive information and remediation is automatically applied. This combination of Box for Business and Digital Guardian Cloud Data Protection has allowed this world class research and medical facility to meet its goal of secure, compliant cloud sharing.


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