DeviceLock could have prevented Wikileaks

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DeviceLock could have prevented Wikileaks

Police investigating the recent Wikileaks scandal phenomenon will NOT be calling on Stand D42 at Infosec. Because the exhibitor occupying this space, DeviceLock, is generally well respected in the community, for its work on preventing crime and data loss.

DeviceLock7.0 Endpoint DLP Suite is designed to prevent data leaks through corporate endpoint devices, such as USB ports, printers, laptops and smartphones.  
 
Locals say that software is necessary for businesses that want to have a level of control over how data leaves the corporate infrastructure. Some companies might want to set controls so that only more senior members of staff are allowed to download data off the corporate network, or control endpoints so that data can't be downloaded to USB sticks, without shutting the USB ports off entirely.   
 
DeviceLock could have prevented the Wikileaks phenomenon, claims a spokesman. The US embassy cables were downloaded onto a CD by someone who had access to the restricted files. If DeviceLock's software had been in place, then the data would have been accessible, but controls could have been set up blocking users from downloading that data.   
 
How are they going to make life easier for channel partners?

DeviceLock claims it is making life easier for channel partners through a series of discounts and offers for end users. The company has launched a promotional scheme alongside the new product, for new and existing customers. The "DeviceLock 7 DLP Starter" offer gives significant license discounts for new and existing DeviceLock customers that buy or upgrade to the new product version before August 31st, 2011.   

One question: DeviceLock 7.0 Endpoint DLP Suite. Not exactly a snappy name, is it?

This was first published in April 2011

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