DLP, or Data Loss Prevention, is a cybersecurity solution that detects and prevents data breaches. Since it blocks extraction of sensitive data, organizations use it for internal security and regulatory compliance.
DLP enables businesses to detect data loss, as well as prevent the illicit transfer of data outside the organization and the unwanted destruction of sensitive or personally identifiable data (PII). It is also used to help organizations with data security and ensure they comply with regulations like the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).The terms “data loss” and “data leakage prevention” are often used interchangeably, but DLP security enables organizations to defend themselves against both. DLP allows businesses to:
- Identify sensitive information across multiple on-premises and cloud-based systems
- Prevent the accidental sharing of data
- Monitor and protect data
- Educate users on how to stay compliant