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RSA Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention

Latest SBIC Report Reveals Accelerated Enterprise Adoption of Big Data, Mobile, Social Media and Cloud Computing Introduce Significant Gaps in Information Security Programs

Story Highlights

  • For the fifth consecutive report, RSA is positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention”
  • RSA delivers significant enhancements in the newly released RSA® Data Loss Prevention Suite 9.5
Bedford, MA, January 25, 2013 - 

RSA, the Security Division of EMC Corporation® (NYSE: EMC), announced today it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Leaders” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention” . This marks the fifth consecutive time that RSA has been placed in the DLP “Leaders” quadrant.

Gartner characterizes content-aware data loss prevention technologies as “those that can, as a core function, perform content inspection of data at rest or in motion, and can execute responses – ranging from simple notification to active blocking – based on policy settings.”  The firm notes that in addition to sophisticated detection techniques, “one of the leading characteristics of enterprise content-aware DLP solutions involves a centralized management console, support for advanced policy definition and event management workflow,” thus differentiating these solutions from DLP-lite or Channel DLP offerings.

RSA® Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is designed to discover and monitor the location and flow of sensitive information, such as regulated data or corporate intellectual property, across the infrastructure including cloud, virtual and mobile devices.  It is engineered to alert and educate end users in real-time and enforce controls, such as encryption, quarantine, and block and notify, to prevent the loss of sensitive data through email, web, PCs, smartphones, iPads, virtual desktops, cloud-based applications and more.  As built, data is identified and classified with industry-best accuracy through RSA DLP’s combination of cognitive sciences-based content classification, machine-based fingerprinting, rich metadata analysis and purpose-built expert policies.

Thousands of organizations worldwide use RSA DLP to protect millions of emails and Petabytes of sensitive data every day. With 170+ expert-built policies available out-of-the-box and unique incident management workflow processes, RSA DLP helps organizations both protect sensitive data, including PII and intellectual property, and comply with various data protection regulations, such as PCI DSS and HIPAA.

The latest version of the RSA DLP offers significant enhancements designed around manageability and integrations with broader security solutions. The new purpose-built incident management user interface is built to include a powerful faceted search functionality and new visualization for Endpoint management to significantly improve operational efficiencies.  In addition, RSA DLP 9.5 has been engineered to integrate with the RSA Archer ® GRC and RSA NetWitness® security monitoring platforms to provide necessary content awareness that allows both GRC and security teams to take an information risk-based approach to security and GRC management.

Executive Quote:

Carol Clark, Senior Director, Security Management and Compliance, RSA, The Security Division of EMC

“RSA is extremely proud of its continued placement in the Leaders quadrant, as we believe it underscores our dedication to help global enterprises not only discover data and prevent information from being lost, stolen or misused, but also to solve complex business problems around compliance and security as well. RSA Data Loss Prevention is engineered to allow for flexibility and scalability when discovering and classifying sensitive data, and is best-in-class when it comes to helping ensure this data is accounted for and secured at the datacenter, network and endpoint level.”

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About RSA

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security, risk and compliance management solutions for business acceleration. RSA helps the world’s leading organizations succeed by solving their most complex and sensitive security challenges. These challenges include managing organizational risk, safeguarding mobile access and collaboration, proving compliance, and securing virtual and cloud environments.

RSA offers industry-leading solutions in identity assurance & access control, data loss prevention, encryption & key management, compliance & security information management and fraud protection. These solutions bring trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform, and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit www.RSA.com and www.EMC.com.

Magic Quadrant Disclaimer:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About EMC

EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.

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Kevin Kempskie
RSA, the Security Division of EMC
617-413-4333
kevin.kempskie@rsa.com

EMC, RSA, Archer and NetWitness are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and/or services are trademarks of their respective owners

Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention” by Eric Ouellet, January 3, 2013

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