Traditional defenses are no match for targeted attacks that bypass security controls and steal sensitive data. As IT changes continue to occur, organizations need to be more strategic to combat modern threats. They must shift their focus from attempting to secure everything, to protecting what matters most—the data itself. No matter where it is stored, used or transmitted.

Data loss prevention (DLP) is a critical part of comprehensive data-centric security. The technology is designed to perform both content inspection and contextual analysis in order to prevent the loss of data. It is often thought of as a way to keep users from uploading sensitive information into email, cloud storage services and unauthorized file transfer platforms. 

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