Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions are used to securely manage and control sensitive business data and information. They are normally used by organizations to protect sensitive company information or personal data, and to ensure that they are legally compliant with data regulation. These solutions aim to reduce the risk of accidental or malicious data loss, in which users send private data outside of corporate networks. This is done through employee monitoring, filtering data and blocking user actions.
These solutions provide visibility and control over how data is being used across an organization. This involves giving IT admins controls over who can view, edit and share sensitive data within an organization. These solutions allow them to monitor data storage and track data sharing, with logs for legal compliance. They also aim to detect when data is leaked, or when a potential breach has occurred.