Fidelis Addresses Next-Generation Threats on Social Networks
Fidelis Security Systems, a provider of next-generation data leakage prevention (DLP) solutions, announced the latest version of the Fidelis Extrusion Prevention System, Fidelis XPS, which provides the first controls to understand both the content and context of information posted to social network applications. This enables the use of social networking for business purposes while preventing leaks of digital assets, intellectual property and identity information.
“Social networking applications are increasingly being used in a business context or accessed by employees using corporate computing resources, raising new concerns that these sites present a potential risk for data leakage,” said Trent Henry, principal analyst at Burton Group. "Like e-mail, Web mail and instant messaging, social networking applications are a potential avenue for sensitive data leakage.”
The new version of Fidelis XPS features granular policy controls for traffic to social networking sites and specific controls for post, chat and mail functions for leading social networking applications. With support for Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Plaxo, Twitter, Orkut, Friendster, Hi5, Ning and Badoo, Fidelis XPS allows legitimate business to flow freely through approved channels, including social networks, while potentially risky behaviors are detected and remediated.
“Staying true to our mission of providing the next-generation of data leakage prevention, Fidelis Security Systems innovates again by adding social networking awareness to our latest release of the Fidelis Extrusion Prevention System,” said Peter George, president and CEO, Fidelis Security Systems.
“Our ability to solve one of the largest emerging threats facing enterprises today — the proliferation of social networking applications on corporate networks — gives enterprises the ability to safely underpin the positive collaborative benefits of social networking applications with peace-of-mind that they can prevent an inadvertent or malicious leak of information while using these new technologies in their corporate infrastructure.”
This version of Fidelis XPS also includes support for additional languages, and the addition of national identity numbers for a broad list of countries for Fidelis XPS’ Smart Identity Profiling content analyzer. This further extension of the global reach of Fidelis XPS allows enterprises to achieve comprehensive data protection in their global deployments in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia.