Digital Guardian Expands Enterprise Data Protection Platform to Better Secure New Hybrid Workforce

Digital Guardian, a leader in data loss prevention (DLP) and managed detection and response (MDR), today announced new enhancements to its endpoint DLP visibility and security controls specifically to secure a hybrid work model.

“According to a recent Gallup poll, seven in 10 U.S. white-collar workers are still working remotely and many organizations have turned to Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) to secure those employees, despite some clear gaps in those solutions,” said Mordecai Rosen, Digital Guardian CEO. “Our new endpoint DLP features are purpose-built to address those SASE gaps and the market is responding as evidenced by Digital Guardian’s record year over year new business sales bookings and revenue growth.”

SASE solutions push security monitoring to the “service edge” for better control and visibility of users and data on an organization’s network but the current state of SASE leaves organizations’ sensitive data at risk in several areas:

  • Visibility and Control of Sensitive Data on Endpoints: SASE have visibility to data stored in the cloud but typically not to on-premises data stores and sensitive data on endpoints.

  • Inconsistent Policy Enforcement: Cloud-based SASE solutions rely on multiple Points of Presence (POP) to which traffic is redirected for inspection and policy enforcement. This can lead to a requirement for additional solutions at remote locations with low-latency requirements.

  • Poorly Secured Work-From-Anywhere (WFA) Environments: Employees can bypass or disable SaaS based web security services and corporate VPNs. Outdated, unpatched devices such as routers, printers, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices represent a major risk. These devices can provide attackers with an initial foothold that they can use to move laterally and compromise endpoints and assets across the corporate network.

Recently released Digital Guardian endpoint DLP enhancements bridge SASE gaps in the following ways:

Providing visibility and control of sensitive data for the broadest range of endpoint operating systems, browsers and applications, regardless of whether they are on the corporate network or at home, including:

  • Digital Guardian Endpoint Web Inspection Proxy (WIP) Support Across All Browsers: Consistent, browser-independent enforcement and point for web inspection across Windows, Mac and Linux endpoints and compatible with millions of websites worldwide.

  • Collaboration Apps Support: Extends coverage to both corporate and personal collaboration desktop applications Microsoft Teams, Skype, Slack, and Zoom to block users from sharing sensitive information in files and chat – or warn them, requi