Eight sales pitches went head to head in our Security Innovators Throwdown competition to find the most innovative security products and services from young companies.
You need to create content management policies, take actions when a policy is violated, manage both applications and content, see both clear text and encrypted data for recognized encryption types, perform data leakage control - and you want to do all of this at wire speeds. That is a pretty tall order and it usually would require more than one product to accomplish. But the Global Velocity GV-2010 does all of this and it does it in a single appliance.
When we spoke with the folks at Global Velocity - the company's corporate headquarters is in Clayton, Mo., with an office in Palo Alto, Calif. - we were impressed with what we termed "DLP on steroids." This is one hot box. The company, which took its first product to the streets in 2006, is small and has had a string of successes. Among its credentials are eight patents, with seven more pending. Its strong point is that, even at wire speeds, many views of the data passing into and out of the enterprise allow deep analysis. Creative visualization aids the analyst with views.
This product even makes suggestions for things you probably should exclude from analysis because they are likely to be false positives. When was the last time your IDS did that? The GV-2010 focuses on outbound content control and it achieves its performance because most of the work is done in hardware and firmware rather than software. That allows pattern matching and deep packet analysis.
We liked this product and the company for their creative approach to a real problem: deep analysis at very high speeds and reduction of the number of boxes needed to put on our perimeters. Starting at $150,000, this is not a cheap product, but what it does is well worth the freight.
Besides, what would it cost to replace it with several boxes, all of which require implementation and administration? Being plug-and-play, the GV-2010 reduces time to return on investment so, in our view, there is no downside to the tool. If your data and enterprise are important to you, and of course they are, this one is worth a closer look.