Gartner Research

Enterprise Content-Aware DLP Architecture and Operational Practices

Published: 14 March 2013

ID: G00245933

Analyst(s): Anton Chuvakin

Summary

Content-aware data loss prevention (DLP) technology has matured and is on the verge of becoming a standard part of security architecture. This guidance document helps organizations make the right decisions at each stage of DLP technology deployment.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Guidance Context

  • Problem Statement
  • Guidance Applicability
  • Related Guidance

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • The Data Classification Question
    • DLP Readiness Assessment
  • Plan
    • Analyze Existing Data Security Efforts
    • Determine Goals and Address Other Foundational Pieces
    • Review DLP Use Cases
    • Decide DLP Initial Approach
    • DLP Types and Data Threats
    • DLP Program Creation
  • Select
    • Enterprise DLP vs. Other DLP Types
    • DLP Acquisition Timeline
  • Deploy
    • Phased Approach and Quick Wins
    • DLP System Architecture and Its Evolution
    • DLP Tool Deployment Prerequisites
    • Recommended Starting Policies
  • Operate
    • DLP Staffing Model
    • DLP Tool and Process Ownership
    • Key Operational Processes
    • Loss of Business Unit Support
  • Evolve
    • Evolve From Observation to Action
    • DLP Maturity Scale
  • Expand
    • By DLP Type
    • By Protected Data Type
    • By User Group
    • By Region
    • Blended Approach

Risks and Pitfalls

  • Planning Stage Risks
  • Selection Stage Risks
  • Deployment Stage Risks
  • Operation Stage Risks

Recommended Reading

Notes

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.