Gartner Research

How to Choose Between Enterprise DLP and Integrated DLP Approaches

Published: 07 July 2017

ID: G00332900

Analyst(s): Neil Wynne, Brian Reed


A data security governance strategy is key when deciding whether DLP capabilities integrated in existing products are sufficient or whether to implement more comprehensive enterprise DLP. Security and risk management leaders must take an approach to DLP based upon organization-specific 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 Products 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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