Oracle IRM and Sophos DLP Integration
By Simon Thorpe on Sep 03, 2010
Continuing our theme on DLP and IRM, we've been working with leading DLP vendor Sophos to create integrations that bring IRM and DLP together. These integrations provide a richer set of security controls for protecting your most sensitive information, such as intellectual property, patient healthcare information (PHI), financial data as it flows around your enterprise networks and beyond. The video below demonstrates one of these integration use cases we are hearing a lot customers ask for, the need to ensure that only IRM protected documents can be copied onto USB devices and CD's to ensure the organization has persistent control over their most valuable content.
John Stringer, product manager at Sopho's comments,
DLP can be used to identify IRM-protected documents, audit their transfer and - where appropriate - apply IRM classification based on document content. This complements traditional methods for applying IRM such as manual classification by employees. At Sophos we're really excited about working with a number of IRM vendors, such as Oracle, to achieve exactly this.
The ultimate goal over the coming months with these integrations is to use DLP to maintain the policy which defines what you classify as confidential or sensitive information. DLP then implements these policies when it monitoring network traffic, searching across file repositories and watching the movement of information onto USB keys and other removable devices. When DLP finds unprotected information instead of simply blocking it it can apply an IRM policy inline with DLP to ensure that it becomes protected no matter where it ends up. Have a look at the video and feel free to contact us if you'd like to know more about what DLP and IRM can do together for you.