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Anticipate and Overcome the Five Key Obstacles to Success in Content-Aware DLP Deployments

Published: 24 March 2014

ID: G00259105

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan, Eric Ouellet


Enterprises implementing content-aware data loss prevention technologies continue to find these deployments unexpectedly complex, time-consuming and expensive. Years of client feedback have a common narrative that should be heeded by all parties considering such a deployment.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Move the Responsibility of Content-Aware DLP Deployments Out of IT, IT Security or Information Security
  • Focus Content-Aware DLP Deployments on Specific Issues
  • Leverage the Leadership Team to Implement Content-Aware DLP Deployments Broadly Within Organizations
  • Understand the Data — Don't Just Focus on Classifying It
  • Work Within the Known Limitations of Content-Aware DLP Solutions and Your Organization
    • Starting Out

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