Gartner Research

How to Choose Between Enterprise DLP and Integrated DLP Approaches

Published: 31 December 2015

ID: G00289804

Analyst(s): Brian Reed, Neil Wynne


A data security governance strategy is key to deciding whether DLP capabilities integrated in existing products are sufficient or whether to implement an enterprisewide DLP solution. CISOs should use this research to evaluate an organization-specific approach to DLP based upon business requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the Sensitive Data in Your Organization as Much as Possible Before Implementing Any DLP Security Infrastructure
  • Use Existing Integrated DLP Capabilities to Provide Initial Visibility Into How Users Treat Sensitive Data
    • Secure Email Gateways and Email Encryption Products
    • Secure Web Gateways
    • Cloud Access Security Brokers
    • Data Discovery
    • Data Classification and Protection
    • Endpoint Protection Products
  • Implement Multiple Integrated DLP Capabilities If the Organization Can Get Actionable Results From and Handle the Workload Generated by Events
  • Adopt Enterprise DLP If a Business Need Exists for Strong Workflow and Unified Policies Across Endpoints, Networks, Data Discovery, Cloud and Mobile

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