Data Loss Prevention Market at the Peak of its Game as BYOD and Cloud Make the Solution Imperative

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Info-Tech Research Group’s Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Vendor Landscape report lists Trend Micro, Websense, McAfee and RSA as Champions and says to keep a close eye on changes in the market

DLP Vendor Landscape 2012

DLP is becoming more important than ever due to the rise of cloud and BYOD, according to Info-Tech Research Group. A Data Loss Prevention Vendor Landscape report, published by Info-Tech Research Group, ranked Trend Micro, Websense, McAfee and RSA as Champions in a market in the spotlight and under scrutiny to stay ahead of the curve.

“DLP is at a critical stage right now as mobile devices and cloud servers are unowned and, to a degree, unmanaged. This means the restrictions that are in place about what data makes its way to these different environments are very important,” said James Quin, Research Director for Info-Tech Research Group. “The pressure being put on the industry to uphold standards during such an important period in the technology’s life has created a fork in the road. DLP’s future will either see large footprint-dedicated solutions reign free or sink into core security tools, like Unified Threat Management (UTM) or anti-malware.”

Trend Micro ranks as a Champion and wins the Best Value Award, offering a wide breadth of features at a competitive price. A provider of both consumer and enterprise products, Trend Micro has grown to become a respected player in the security space.

Ranking as a Champion, Websense also walked away with the Trend Setter award. It’s feature-rich and highly integrated DLP product is recommended for organizations looking for international policy and multi-language support.

Continuing to be a leader, McAfee earned a spot in the Champion quadrant with their DLP solution. The highly integrated product is backed by a vendor with strong support and viability in the market.

The security division of EMC, RSA is seen as an extremely robust and long-term player in the security space. RSA’s DLP ranks as a Champion in the report and boasts an agentless mobile device support to protect sensitive data flow on a wide range of mobile platforms.

For the full list of Info-Tech Research Group’s recommendations for selecting a Data Loss Prevention Vendor, visit: http://www.infotech.com/research/ss/it-vendor-landscape-data-loss-prevention

Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category.

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