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DLP Offering Helps Organizations Keep Track of Sensitive Data Within Their Environments
DENVER - September 21, 2009 - Accuvant, a leading provider of information security, risk and compliance management consulting services, announced today the availability of Data Loss Prevention (DLP) services. This new offering is designed to help companies better manage and secure their sensitive information assets against potential enterprise-wide exposure.
"One of the first steps in protecting corporate data is to fully understand what sensitive information exists, where it resides, how it got there and who has access to it," said Dan Burns, Accuvant's vice president of sales. "For many IT professionals, these initial data inventory and classification tasks can be extremely challenging; their organization's data structure may not be understood or documented, they may not have the resources to identify and catalog data, or they may not understand the compliance drivers that define needed security controls. With Accuvant's new DLP services, our consultants will map out each client's environment, indentify critical assets, develop a data loss prevention framework, meet compliance requirements and maximize the value of their investments in data protection controls over the long term."
Accuvant's DLP services are the ideal solution for clients with compliance or regulatory requirements, including financial institutions, retailers, hospitals, municipalities, manufacturers, transportation, public safety, utilities, oil and gas companies and communication service providers. Accuvant's DLP services include the following activities:
Requirements analysis and data flow review: An analysis of the enterprise's technical environment is conducted, focusing on data as it is created, stored, manipulated and archived, as well as how it flows through and out of the organization. A technical design and project plan based on confirmed business drivers, engagement logistics, project activities and resources is developed.
Onsite software installation and preliminary scan: Accuvant installs DLP hardware and software and executes a preliminary scan against the specified in-scope systems and verifies that the targeted systems meet the technical requirements for successful scanning.
Interpretation and analysis: After the scan is executed and findings are prioritized, results are analyzed and interpreted to determine the sensitivity of various data as well as how it made its way to each location.
Findings documentation: Accuvant creates thorough documentation for every client. This includes an executive summary, scan results with interpretation and analysis, security recommendations and a remediation road map.
Accuvant's DLP services can help company's identify, locate, detect and monitor improper storage or transfer of sensitive information either within or outside the organization. DLP services can also help companies meet regulatory requirements, including Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and enable clients to assure customers and partners that their sensitive data is secure.
Accuvant is a leading provider of information security, risk and compliance management consulting services, with more than 2,000 customers across North America and Europe. The company's security advisors use industry expertise and proven methodologies to help large enterprises assess their environments, improve their compliance postures and secure their infrastructures. Headquartered in Denver, Accuvant has 24 offices across the United States. For more information on Accuvant, please visit http://www.accuvant.com/.