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Anticipating and Overcoming the Five Key Obstacles to Success in Enterprise DLP Deployments

Published: 08 September 2015

ID: G00289461

Analyst(s): Brian Reed, Rob McMillan


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

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



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

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