Gartner Research

Market Overview: Portable Device Control Products, Worldwide, 2009

Published: 27 February 2009

ID: G00165141

Analyst(s): Ruggero Contu


The use of portable storage devices still represents an unquantifiable yet significant threat to information confidentiality. Giving your staff free rein to use them at work could lead to breaches of security and loss of data. We outline the risks and what technology can be used to minimize them.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • An Ever-Present Vulnerability
  • Inbound Threats on the Rise
  • Data Has a Market Value, and Malicious Data Loss Increases
  • Different Approaches to Tackle Data Security
  • Market Landscape for Securing Plug-and-Play Device Activity
    • Portable Storage Device Control Tools
    • Mobile Data Protection
    • CMF and DLP
    • Flash Drive Vendors With Security Capabilities
  • Conclusions

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