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Verdasys Introduces Digital Guardian 6.0 to Support Advanced Requirements for Enterprise Information Protection, Extends Lead in Cyber Security Technology


Verdasys announces Digital Guardian 6.0 (DG6), the industry’s most complete integrated Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solution for Global 2000 companies and government agencies. DG6 extends Verdasys' EIP leadership with new capabilities in mobile and virtualized platforms; policy federation; user-based classification; SharePoint integration; and Advanced Persistent Threat defense.

London, United Kingdom, February 18, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Verdasys today announced the launch of Digital Guardian 6.0 (DG6), the industry’s most complete integrated Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solution for Global 2000 companies and government agencies. DG6 extends Verdasys' EIP leadership with new capabilities in mobile and virtualized platforms; policy federation; user-based classification; SharePoint integration; and Advanced Persistent Threat defense.

Digital Guardian, recognized as a Leader in Gartner's 2011 Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention, is a scalable solution platform that provides several independent layers of protection to enable secure data sharing across physical, virtual, mobile, and cloud environments. Its integrated technology framework incorporates network, desktop, and server agents to identify, audit and control data risks throughout the business process.

With this release, Verdasys affirms its leadership in enabling companies to securely and confidently expand into highly collaborative and mobile environments. Digital Guardian also serves as the foundation for the industry’s first managed service for information protection (MSIP) solution.

Market-leading innovations introduced in DG6 include:

policy-based email security for mobile devices supported by BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync;
extended support for virtualized desktops or use of applications on mobile devices;
the market’s first solution to support manual data tagging, with its User Classification Modules, powered by technology from TITUS.

(Note: see attached release about the Titus-Verdasys agreement.)

“As the threats to corporate data expand and evolve, the DLP market has struggled to move beyond traditional compliance requirements to meet these new challenges to businesses,” said Eric Ouellet, Research Vice President at Gartner. “Finding the right balance between data use and security, particularly in the age of virtualization and the mobile workforce, has never been more difficult.” Ouellet continued, “Today’s most effective solutions for securing enterprise data from malicious insiders, advanced targeted attacks, and inadvertent misuse must combine elements of DLP, rights management, identity management, and forensics to provide a holistic overview of risk with the capabilities to analyze and mitigate threats with minimal impact to the business.”

DG’s extensible architecture supports specialized capabilities for businesses with advanced policy requirements for trade secret and classified information protection. With features like identity-based data encryption, multi-dimensional classification, advanced zero-day detection, continuous event forensics, user-level anomaly detection, and secure evidence capture, Digital Guardian is the industry’s premiere solution for intellectual property and insider threat protection.

With more employees using their own laptops, smartphones and tablets to access internal data from beyond the corporate network, DG6 allows organizations to better support rapidly-emerging trends in mobility like “consumerization” and data sharing over cloud infrastructure. Continuing the phased rollout of Verdasys’ EIP Mobile strategy announced during 2011, DG6 introduces policy-based email security for mobile devices supported by BlackBerry's BES and Microsoft's EAS, and extends Digital Guardian’s support for users accessing data through virtualized desktops or applications on mobile devices.

DG6 also introduces the market’s first solution to support manual data tagging with its User Classification Modules, powered by technology from TITUS. The User Classification modules empower users to determine the sensitivity of emails or files, yet can be configured to require a classification assignment to ensure designations can be audited for accuracy and compliance with policy.

Other key features include

Federation of both policy and reporting. With some Verdasys customers now protecting more than 250,000 endpoints across the enterprise, federated management is a further extension of Verdasys' scalability;
User trending and anomaly reports, which give security managers pinpoint clarity to identify risk and prove compliance from a single user to the entire enterprise simultaneously;
The Investigative Module delivers advanced event forensics and policy-triggered file retrieval that reduces the costs of enterprise investigations, and captures additional evidence for DG’s extensive case management capabilities; and,
Integrated data protection from targeted cyber attacks. Digital Guardian provides multi-level alerting and granular policy enforcement to protect data against Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) using DG’s native policy controls on the endpoint; real-time intelligence feeds to detect suspicious traffic on the network; and forensic analysis within system memory with the APT Module to detect zero-day malware.

"With data thieves, hackers and intruders constantly striving to break new ground, it takes innovations such as user classification, and world-class protection of mobile devices, to keep ahead. Nothing less will do for today's increasingly virtual enterprise," said CEO Jim Ricotta, Verdasys. "Customers are telling us that with DG6, Verdasys has taken another leap ahead of more expensive and less capable approaches in protecting enterprise information and preventing data loss."

Available currently, DG6 pricing may include implementation services, and varies according to number of licenses and circumstances of deployment.

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About Verdasys
Verdasys provides Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) solutions that secure proprietary and sensitive data and the integrity of business processes essential for Global 2000 companies to successfully compete in today’s highly collaborative and mobile environments. Digital Guardian, recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s 2011 Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention, is a proven technology platform that provides complete policy-based data lifecycle monitoring, classification, forensics, and control on endpoints and servers; virtual machines and enterprise applications; mobile devices; and cloud environments. Digital Guardian is offered as an in-house or managed service solution to protect IP and regulated data from compromise by privileged insiders, strategic partners, and targeted cyber attacks. Since 2003, millions of Digital Guardian agents have been deployed to protect critical data for global leaders in financial services, insurance, technology, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. Companies serious about information protection choose Verdasys.

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Trademark information: Digital Guardian is a registered trademark of Verdasys. All other marks are the property of their respective owners, and are used for identification purposes only.
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Ed Bride Associates
Edward Bride
413-442-7718
Contact
www.Edbride-pr.com
Outside North America:
Rita Palmeiro
EMEA Programs Marketing Manager
+44 207 469 0940
rpalmeiro@verdasys.com
Attached Files
TITUS provides User Classification Modules for Digital Guardian 6.0
Among the innovations in DG6 is the capability for users to manually classify sensitive documents and email. DG's User Classification Modules are powered by technology from TITUS, provider of security and compliance solutions for email and documents.
Filename: PRDG6Titus2012Feb17final.doc

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