Gartner Research

Understanding the Value of Content-Aware DLP at the Endpoint

Published: 23 March 2010

ID: G00169455

Analyst(s): Eric Ouellet


Enterprises are increasingly considering content-aware data loss prevention at the endpoint to address intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance and other security needs. The use case for endpoint deployment of DLP capabilities is different from that for network or data discovery.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Content Awareness and Content-Aware DLP
  • Content-Aware DLP at the Endpoint
  • Content-Aware DLP Discovery Capabilities at the Endpoint
    • Endpoint DLP Discovery for Auditing
    • Endpoint DLP Discovery for Data Identification and Classification
  • Drawbacks of Content-Aware Endpoint DLP
  • Limitations of Content Awareness
  • Deploying Effective Content-Aware Endpoint DLP
  • Content-Aware Endpoint DLP Caution
  • Content-Aware Endpoint DLP Best Practices

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