What is Data Leak Prevention (DLP)?

Discussion in 'Email Discussions' started by popowich, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

    Aug 12, 2008
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    A Data Leak Prevention (DLP) system scans all outgoing emails for Social Security Numbers, Medicaid numbers, and credit card numbers sent in clear text.

    DLP's can be implemented in a couple ways, including:
    1. A proprietary system that quarantines a message and gives the sender an option to send as-is or send encrypted.
    2. An implementation using regular expression filters to match patterns and force encryption and/or deny sending.
    Data Leak Prevention is a service offered by some HIPAA Compliant Email Services.

    Last edited: Jun 15, 2015

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