Data Loss

Zscaler Extends Cloud DLP Service with Inline Exact Data Match for Massive Data Sets Covering Users Globally

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Zscaler, Inc. today announced inline Exact Data Match (EDM) with native SSL inspection as part of its advanced Cloud Data Loss Prevention (DLP) service. The inline EDM capability extends the Zscaler cloud platform to protect against the loss of sensitive information across all users and branches with more precision while reducing the number of false positives to near zero. This service is provided in the Zscaler cloud, providing the capacity of one billion data points per customer across 100 data centers globally.

Traditional DLP appliances that sit in the data center are expensive and resource-intensive, and their protection can be subpar, often failing to alert an organization until after data has been compromised. Zscaler's inline EDM with native SSL inspection blocks sensitive information before it leaves the network. In the first half of 2018, the Zscaler cloud platform blocked an average of 800,000 SSL-encrypted transactions per day containing advanced threats. Zscaler EDM with native SSL inspection and policy enforcement secures all application and user traffic, providing enhanced security and a business advantage.

"IT organizations need better visibility into potential risks of data leakage with granular control and actionable outcomes," said Steve House, Vice President of Product Management, Zscaler. "With the addition of EDM, our customers, in real time, can more precisely identify and protect sensitive information that could potentially leave their network - keeping the good things in, and the bad things out."

All Clouds are Not Created Equal; Some Cloud Providers are Not Equipped to Protect Enterprise Data from Loss

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Despite all the advantages the cloud offers, it's important to realize that the cloud itself is not magic. Cloud computing is simply a method for consuming IT as a service rather than building that infrastructure in house. It can offer significant cost savings in the right instances, but not all cloud services are created equal. According to Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (, there is a growing misperception that data that resides in the cloud is automatically protected just because it's in the cloud. This, the company warns, is absolutely not the case.

"There's a common misconception that placing your data in the cloud solves all problems, and that's just not true," says Eric Brooks, Cloud Services Practice Manager, Logicalis US. "Not all cloud providers are built to accommodate enterprise-level IT needs; many don't provide the kind of advanced networking, backup or disaster recovery services you would expect to find in an enterprise IT organization. Don't assume the cloud is somehow magic...

Beware the fat finger when it comes to cloudy data loss

Grazed from CloudTech. Author: James Bourne.

Human error is responsible for one in five data loss errors, according to the latest study from cloud provider Databarracks. The study, the fifth annual Data Health Check report, found that employee idiocy was the third most popular reason for data going missing with 18% of the vote, behind software failure (19%) and hardware failure (21%). Interestingly, corruption and theft were responsible for 15% and 7% of the poll respectively.

Yet it’s the larger companies who continue to foul up. 22% of large organisations listed human error as the main cause of data loss over the last 12 months, compared to 6% of small organisations. The report examines the cost of backup and disaster recovery. While a third (32%) of respondents spend less than half an hour on backup, a similar number (33%) take more than two hours or employ dedicated staff...

Cloud Computing: Companies Unaware of the Data Loss Risk in Virtual Storage

Grazed from Infosecurity Magazine. Author: Editorial Staff.

Gaps between the perception of cyber-risk (or cyber-safety) and the reality of a given situation seem to persist despite high-profile discussions of emerging threats. The latest concern revolves around storing data in the cloud or virtualized environment: Research reveals that 80% of companies believe that storing data in that way decreases or simply does not impact their organization’s chance of data loss. Yet, two in five companies leveraging virtual storage experienced data loss from these types of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) environments in the last year.

This disconnect is of particular concern considering that the survey, from Kroll Ontrack, indicated that virtual storage has certainly crossed the chasm into the mainstream: 84% of corporations are using it, and nearly one-third of respondents have 75% to 100% of their current environment stored virtually. IT departments like the IaaS model because it reduces capital expenditures on in-house servers and maintenance, and allows them to move to an opex-based model that is usually more cost-efficient and offers less administrative overhead...