DLP technology is a free upgrade for users of Endpoint Security and Data Protection 9
Sophos has added data-loss prevention capabilities to its desktop anti-malware software, the security firm says, promising gateway-based DLP in the future as well.
Endpoint Security and Data Protection 9 combines a fully-integrated desktop agent for DLP and malware protection in a single product. Rainer Gawlick, chief marketing officer for Sophos, says the desktop DLP technology is designed to monitor for sensitive content a user might transmit via e-mail, Web uploads, USB sticks or DVDs, and block it if need be. “We’re using the existing agent to scan malware and for confidential information,” he says, noting for existing Sophos endpoint-security customers, the DLP technology is a free upgrade.