Insider Threat Protection

Stop Insider Data Theft with Data Loss Prevention

Insiders May Be Your Biggest Risk

Because of the increasingly high volume and value of digital assets, the threat of insiders stealing sensitive data has gone up dramatically. In 2015, IBM’s CyberSecurity Intelligence Index revealed that 55 percent of attacks across all industries were carried out by someone who had insider access. That includes threats by malicious insiders as well as by inadvertent actors.

Profiles of malicious insiders include the disgruntled employee, a user seeking financial gain, or trusted third-parties who abuse their insider access. Inadvertent actors include employees or trusted partners who fall prey to social engineering schemes, letting in an outside attacker.

You’ve already given insider access to portions of the network, so they won’t get caught in your perimeter defense, plus, as insiders, you trust them and allow them more latitude with that access. These factors can lead to an insider data theft job. Protecting your sensitive data from insider threats requires a solution that focuses on the target of the attack - the data.

Digital Guardian for Data-Centric Protection

A 2016 Gartner survey found that only 18% of organizations have a formal program in place to address the insider threat.* Digital Guardian provides data-centric security via enterprise wide visibility, real time user education, and flexible management options all designed to stop the insider threat.

Enterprise Wide Visibility

You organization relies on data to deliver customer value, this data moves throughout a broad IT infrastructure starting at the endpoint, across the network to servers and databases, then to the cloud.


Comprehensive Data Discovery

Data discovery locates pockets of sensitive information you may not even be aware of to support compliance efforts and protect your intellectual property enterprise wide. Scanning laptops, servers, databases, file shares, and the cloud ensures comprehensive discovery of your sensitive data.


Classification for Accuracy

Integrated and flexible data classification accurately prioritizes the data to inform security strategy. Using a combination of context, content, and user based classification your organization’s data is segmented by importance enabling allocation of resources for the most critical information.


Anytime, Anywhere Data Protection

Digital Guardian provides anytime, anywhere protection regardless of where and how your data flows to detect and prevent costly insider data exfiltration. Whether protecting intellectual property such as CAD files, regulated information like payment card information, or ensuring business partner compliance Digital Guardian data protection solutions defend your sensitive data while in use, in motion, or at rest.

Real Time User Education

Most employees want to do the right thing; real time education can encourage that and minimize unintentional data loss.

Digital Guardian provides real time prompts of potentially risky behaviors, dramatically decreasing accidental data exfiltration and re-enforcing the right actions

For malicious actors, prompts serve notice that their risky actions are seen and may dissuade them from continuing

Real-Time User Education Results

Flexible Deployment Options

Digital Guardian offers complete data protection either on premise or as a cloud-based managed service.

  • The flexibility to match the needs of your organization
    • On-premises deployment for organizations with an established InfoSec program
    • Fully managed service for those without the resources or desire to run their data protection
  • Management Console for end to end visibility and control
    • View data usage and flow across the extended enterprise
    • See events at endpoint, network, and cloud level
    • Drill-down to relevant information at the user, machine, or file level
  • Managed Security Program offloads your IT team
    • Dedicated teams of Cyber Threat Experts identify suspicious activities across enterprises
    • View data usage and flow across the extended enterprise
    • Drill-down to relevant information at the user, machine, or file level
    • Daily research of new threats provides actionable information to stop adversaries

*Garter, Understanding Insider Threats, 2 May 2016, Eric T. Heidt, Anton Chuvakin

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