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  • Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service): Clearswift
  • Website: https://www.clearswift.com/
  • Company size (employees): 135-150
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Type of solution: Software
  • Approximate number of users worldwide: Clearswift Adaptive DLP helps protect over 1.1 million users worldwide, from banks and telecommunications to the most sophisticated government and defense cybersecurity operations.

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

•World’s first adaptive data loss prevention solution - Clearswift redefined the DLP industry and brought forward future innovations with its unique and non-disruptive approach to critical information protection. Offering practical solutions that are accessible to organizations of all sizes, not simply for the larger organization that has the resources and budget to manage the complexity with older, traditional DLP solutions. Adaptive DLP is hot technology getting the attention of media and analysts with first “Best DLP” award nominations and replacing point-solution DLP vendors in top vendors to consider on key comparison reports.

•Cost-effective for all size organizations - Often 2 to 3 times less expensive than the high-price tag and extensive service fees associated with traditional DLP, Adaptive DLP also helps organizations reduce costs associated with managing false positives, distributed reviews and releases to direct supervisors and the need to purchase multiple security tools (i.e. Anti-malware, legal redaction and sanitization, PCI compliance, etc.).

•Ease of use - Traditional DLP solutions were designed for larger organizations with extensive IT resources and budgets to manage the complex deployments and maintenance headaches (i.e. tremendous false positives, quarantines reviews and releases, etc.) known to be common with outdated and heavy-handed data loss prevention approaches. Designed to be straightforward, agile, the next generation of Adaptive DLP solutions has now made critical information protection practical for organizations that are faced with limited IT resources, are moving more of their operations to the cloud and mobile applications, and face more complex cyber threats and compliance regulations (PCI, HIPPA, FERPA, GLBA, etc).

Take a look at how Adaptive DLP works in these informational animations: https://www.clearswift.com/sites/default/files/adaptive-redaction-animation/index.html

Description

Provides critical information protection without disruption:
Adaptive DLP offers a unique, non-disruptive approach to protecting the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive data wherever it lives – at the endpoint, on premise or in the cloud. While traditional solutions, can ‘stop and block’ questionable communications and digital processes, A-DLP presents a new option: automatically removing only the sensitive information and malicious content as it passes in and out of the organization’s network without the need for human intervention, allowing the rest of the business activity to continue.

Simplifies and consolidates more security in fewer tools:
Data Loss Prevention – Adaptive DLP identifies and removes sensitive or critical data that often goes unnoticed as false negatives in smaller and midsize organizations (i.e. hidden metadata, revision information and auto-saved data associated with documents and images) before it leaves the organization.

Inbound Threat Protection – Enables a proactive approach to preventing a data breach at the initial point of attack. Newer cyberattacks are going unnoticed by major AV scans and basic hygiene. Organizations need to prevent more advanced malware and APTs from creating a breach at the start by removing malicious, active content from entering the network.

Automated Sanitization and Data Redaction for Legal Reviews and Compliance – Prevents the leak of sensitive data by automating the sanitization of important documents and messages common with legal reviews and compliance procedures.

Prevents false positives:
False positives were the absolute showstopper for a number of organizations that deployed traditional DLP. In fact, they have been known to be so disruptive and overwhelming that organizations significantly scaled back their initial deployment or designated it to shelf ware status. Adaptive DLP’s ability to redact only the sensitive data that breaks policy allows the rest of the communication or web sharing of information to continue and all but eliminates false positives.

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