Enterprise Digital Rights Management (DRM, aka Information Rights Management/IRM) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) have been wrongly perceived as two different IT problems. In one of the previous posts we covered how Enterprise DRM and DLP are in fact two sides of the same coin.
One of the six essential things to consider while making a buy decision on DRM is to see how well the DRM solution integrates with content-aware data classification (offered by most DLP vendors including Symantec, McAfee and WebSense). This is to ensure that the information that requires highest security is locked down, while information that does not need securing is not touched.
Vaultize DRM integrates with content-aware DLP from popular security vendors like Symantec, McAfee and WebSense using the ICAP protocol. This means you can define DLP policies at a single place and those policies are automatically applied to files that are shared through Vaultize.
To integrate Vaultize with DLP, the DLP solution is required to be configured in a mode that acts as ICAP server and accepts requests from Vaultize as ICAP client for monitoring and blocking of sensitive data. The ICAP communication facilitates off‐loading of HTTP and HTTPS content to the designated DLP server for content analysis and policy enforcement.
This is how it works:
- Whenever an user accesses any file shared through Vaultize, the Vaultize server sends the file to DLP system using ICAP.
- The DLP solution performs content analysis on the file and determines the classification for the data based on the DLP policy specifications and communicates the same to Vaultize. The same is also logged by DLP.
- Vaultize takes the appropriate action (allow, disalow or DRM-encrypt) based on the result from DLP. Vaultize can make this decision based on the data classification provided by the DLP solution.
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