Network security firm Check Point has launched a new data loss prevention (DLP) tool designed to boost user education by giving administrators the option of asking employees to remediate potential breach incidents themselves.
Check Point DLP features a MultiSpect content classification engine which can classify and detect whether sensitive data, including intellectual property, personally identifiable customer information and compliance related data, is about to leave the company network.
An optional UserCheck feature can then alert employees with a pop-up window or email if data is at risk, prompting them to remediate before a breach and helping to educate the end user, according to Check Point chief operating officer Amnon Bar-Lev.
"Everyone is leaking information. It's happening every day, but we've gone for a different approach to the leading vendors," he said.
"Our DLP is not just a technology platform. It's very simple and non-intrusive, and UserCheck means you have a more meaningful log and you can really educate the user."
The product comes with over 250 pre-defined best practice policies which can be managed from a single user-friendly interface, the firm said.
Check Point DLP can be bought as an appliance or a software blade, and can be "plugged into any Check Point gateway so no other investment is needed", said Bar-Lev.
Check Point also launched the SmartEvent Software Blade, a security management solution designed to collect data from Check Point and other devices including firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, DLP and endpoints, and display them in a single interface.
The product is aimed at providing administrators with a clear view of the most critical incidents in real time.
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