Data Loss Prevention

Keep Your Confidential Data Private

Data breaches pose a heavy threat to organizations of all sizes, because the number of incidents and associated costs are on the increase. Whether an information leak was intentional or not, it also can cause permanent reputation damage to your organization. WatchGuard Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a comprehensive service that helps keep your confidential data private. It prevents data breaches and enforces compliance by scanning text and files to detect sensitive information attempting to exit your network.

Key Features

Protects confidential data transmitted via email, web, and FTP

Built-in library of over 200 rules for 18 countries, including common compliance mandates like PCI DSS and HIPAA

Automatically updates available rule sets to remain current with data definitions and compliance mandates round the world

Parses data from over 30 files types, including PDFs, Word, Visio, Excel, and PowerPoint

Decompresses archived files to extract data

Seamlessly integrates with WatchGuard Dimension for complete visibility

WatchGuard Data Loss Prevention

Protect the Data You Care About Most

With WatchGuard DLP, you get automatic inspection and protection of your data in motion, whether it's transferred via email, web, or FTP. WatchGuard DLP includes a predefined library of over 200 rules for 18 countries, protecting your personally identifiable information (PII), financial data, healthcare information, and other confidential data. The rule sets are automatically updated monthly to remain current with data definitions and compliance mandates round the world, including PCI DDS and HIPAA. you'll also create and apply customized rules to satisfy your organization’s specific needs.

Data Protection and Compliance Made Easy

From an intuitive management console, easily and quickly apply rule sets and choose to block or log flagged transmissions, also as quarantine them for further review. you'll also create custom rule sets, set exceptions for specific users and groups, and choose the action taken when data can't be scanned, like corrupted or password protected files. Set alarms for when a transmission is flagged to instantly stay top of potential threats.

WatchGuard Data Loss Prevention
WatchGuard Data Loss Prevention

See Your Data in Motion

Use WatchGuard Dimension to view how many total connections were scanned and also the number of violations were identified, including allowed, denied, and quarantined. you'll also view specific details for every violation, including the rule that was triggered, the source destination for IP addresses, and sender and recipients for emails.

How It Works

DLP examines outbound traffic using pattern matching to identify the exfiltration of sensitive information. If sensitive information is identified, the connection is blocked or quarantined and the administrator is notified.

Data Loss Prevention configuration