With increasing frequency and severity, more and more organizations are becoming victims of high-profile leaks that started with a simple click of the SEND button or an innocuous Instant Messaging conversation. What are often unintentional leaks are compounded by the efforts of malicious activity from both insiders and externals whose goal it is to use the information for illicit purposes.
Whether unintentional, intentional or malicious in nature, the ramifications of information leaks can be significant. According to the Ponemon Institute, the average cost per customer record lost is approximately $182. These costs are broken out into direct, indirect, and opportunity costs. In total, Network World estimates the aggregate cost of a breach to average $5 million.
For many organizations, losing customer information isn't the only risk; intellectual property, merger and acquisition plans, product launch dates, distribution strategies, and other confidential information pertinent to the day-to-day business must remain secure in order to sustain a competitive advantage. When there is a leak, organization face not only daunting monetary costs, but also a loss to brand and reputation, regulatory penalties, and setbacks to business operations and continuity. To mitigate the risk of information leaks, organizations must employ an information-centric solution with proven coverage, simplicity, and protection.
Websense Content Protection Suite is the leading Information Leak Prevention (ILP) solution designed to protect customer information, intellectual property, and enforce and report on regulatory compliance.
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This report is a valuable research tool for companies with comprehensive data protection requirements who are considering data leak prevention solutions. As a 3rd party evaluation, the report provides insight for implementing the most effective solution for your organization.
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