Data Loss Prevention [DLP] is a system designed to detect a potential data breach/leakage incident in a timely manner and prevent it. When this happens, sensitive data such as personal/company information, credit card details, social security numbers, etc., is disclosed to unauthorized users either with malicious intent or by mistake. This has always been an important matter for most companies as the loss of sensitive data can be very damaging for a business. For many years now, there have been both software and hardware solutions that monitor data while:
• in-use: end-user actions such as copying data to USB or printing it for example;
• in-motion: network communications like e-mail, web traffic, Instant Messaging, etc.;
• at-rest: data stored in file shares or on users’ drives.
Up until now, Exchange Administrators had to rely on 3rd-party solutions to achieve this, but some solutions would cause more harm than good and user productivity would suffer. With Exchange 2013, Microsoft now makes it possible to enforce compliance requirements for such data and control how it is used in e-mail. DLP is the new feature that allows administrators to manage sensitive data in Exchange!
To read the full article, please go to MSExchange.org - Exchange 2013 Data Loss Prevention.