RSA, Cisco integrate solutions

Companies provide built-in data loss prevention to help secure IT infrastructure


BEDFORD, Mass. , June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA, The Security Division of EMC, today announced that it has partnered with Cisco to embed data classification technology and policies from the RSA Data Loss Prevention Suite into Cisco's industry-leading Cisco IronPort email security solutions. RSA's DLP technology will be fully integrated into Cisco IronPort's email security platform as a comprehensive subscription software service for helping to prevent the loss of data in motion over email. The combined solution, to be offered as RSA Email DLP for Cisco IronPort, provides accurate and easy-to-use content classification designed to discover and protect sensitive data before it leaves the enterprise through email.

The integrated RSA Email DLP solution is engineered to include a wide selection of pre-defined out-of-the-box policies maintained and updated by RSA's Information Policy and Classification Research team. With strong expertise in library science, information science and linguistics, this dedicated team of engineers and scientists employs a proven methodology to develop policies that offer best-in-class accuracy. The addition of RSA's DLP technology to Cisco IronPort's anti-spam, antivirus and encryption solutions is designed to provide customers with the most comprehensive, market-leading solution for inbound and outbound email control and security.

Additionally, customers may extend the RSA Email DLP capabilities for data-in-motion over email to data-at-rest, data-in-use and data-in-motion over web through a tight integration with the RSA Data Loss Prevention Suite, enabling data loss prevention with unified management and a common information classification and policy framework across the enterprise. This also allows customers to benefit from the comprehensive incident workflow and distributed architecture of the RSA DLP suite and achieve simplified management and lower total cost of ownership, while having comprehensive protection for data wherever it resides.

"From our perspective, DLP is a business enabler," said Erik T. Heidt , Assistant Vice President, Information Security Architect, at Fifth Third Bank. "Fifth Third Bank is seeking a built-in, rather than bolt-on, systems approach to DLP. It allows the business to continue to use data effectively while protecting our customers, business partners, and the business itself from the misuse of that data. Embedding RSA Email DLP in the Cisco IronPort email security solution provides the ability to leverage the Bank's existing investment in network infrastructure for stopping both inbound threats and outbound data loss."

According to Christian Christiansen , Program Vice President Security Products and Services at IDC, "Organizations want to utilize their investments in infrastructure for information protection whenever possible, and the integration between RSA DLP and Cisco IronPort allows customers to do exactly that. It not only lowers the total cost of ownership for the customer, but also helps them build on a systems approach to data loss prevention. Having a unified policy and classification framework across the enterprise is crucial to the success of enterprise DLP projects."

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