Gartner Cites Boldon James in New Research Paper

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Analysts forecast that by 2018, 90% of organisations will implement at least one form of integrated DLP, up from 50% today.

Farnborough, February 11th, 2016 – QinetiQ’s data security company Boldon James, a leading provider of data classification and secure messaging solutions, has been cited in the Gartner research paper ‘How to Choose between Enterprise DLP and Integrated DLP Approaches’, published December 31, 2015.

In the report, Gartner identified that many “organisations are showing renewed interest in DLP as a way to gain greater visibility into and control over how users interact with sensitive data.” In a move away from their previous categorisations for DLP technologies, the paper establishes two new categories for DLP technologies; Enterprise DLP and Integrated DLP solutions. Boldon James is listed as an example vendor offering Integrated DLP capabilities in the data classification and protection category.

The paper highlights the fact that “Many organisations have DLP capabilities available in currently implemented data security products that are not being leveraged at all, or leveraged to their full potential”.

The research paper advises to “understand the sensitive data in your organisation as much as possible before implementing any DLP security infrastructure” and states that “Only with sensitive data definition in place from data owners can DLP administrators consider appropriate controls and policies”. Gartner explain that “Integrated DLP can be valuable when events from multiple integration points such as email, web and cloud applications can be easily organised from disparate vendors that have partnered to provide unified visibility and control of sensitive data.”

As noted in the paper “Many data classification products are also starting to work in conjunction with other data security technologies, including CASB and enterprise DLP; these products can build upon and adjust their own DLP policies based on metadata tags, and can use data classification as an additional means of content control, as well as an additional screening process to reduce false positives in their DLP content inspection process.”

Working alongside traditional DLP solutions, Boldon James Classifier can supplement and enhance the capability offered by Enterprise DLP solutions; notably increasing the accuracy of data loss prevention decisions, reducing frustrating ‘false positive’ detection errors by up to 80% in some cases.

In their Enterprise DLP Magic Quadrant for January 2016, Gartner forecast that by 2018, 90% of organisations will implement at least one form of integrated DLP, up from 50% today.

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