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nCircle Announces the Addition of Data Leakage Prevention Coverage in nCircle IP360™

nCircle, the leader in information risk and security performance management, today announced the addition of data leakage prevention coverage in nCircle IP360™. The new coverage encompasses the market leaders in three major file sharing threat vectors: cloud-based file sharing services, peer-to-peer file sharing services and mass storage services.

In order to detect and prevent accidental leakage and intentional exfiltration, traditional data leakage prevention technology is designed to monitor critical business information in transit. IP360’s new data leakage prevention coverage allows customers to monitor their network for the applications most frequently used for data exfiltration, dramatically reducing the probability that sensitive data will leave the network.

Data sharing and storage applications are difficult to block because they may dynamically change ports or change protocols and many applications can be configured to evade intrusion detection systems.

“Data leakage prevention tools focus on data in motion – that’s like trying to catch a bullet in flight,” said Tim Erlin, director of IT security and risk strategy for nCircle. “It’s important, but it’s late in the cycle. It’s much more efficient to dramatically reduce the probability that data can leave your environment unintentionally by closely monitoring the applications used to move it.”

IP360 data leakage includes coverage for major file hosting services, peer-to-peer file sharing services and storage vendors.

File hosting service coverage includes:

  • Dropbox
  • SugarSync
  • Box.net
  • CloudApp
  • iCloud
  • Symform
  • JustCloud
  • MediaFire

Peer-to-peer file sharing service coverage includes:

  • uTorrent
  • Tixati
  • Vuze
  • Transmission
  • Xtorrent
  • BitTorrent

Storage vendor coverage includes:

  • Mac OS X Portable Storage Detection
  • Windows Portable Storage Detection

For more information on IP360 please visit: https://www.ncircle.com/index.php?s=products_ip360.

About nCircle Suite360

nCircle provides the world's most comprehensive suite of solutions for agentless security and configuration auditing for physical and virtual IT environments. nCircle's solutions combine the broadest discovery and deepest assessment of networks and their operating systems, applications, vulnerabilities and configurations with advanced analytics to help enterprises reduce security risk and achieve compliance. nCircle Suite360 is an integrated suite that shares a unified scan engine, common scoring methodologies and centralized reporting and analytics. Suite360 includes IP360™ for vulnerability management, WebApp360™ for web application scanning, Configuration Compliance Manager (CCM)™ for configuration auditing and file integrity monitoring, Certified PCI Scan Service™ for on-demand self-service PCI scanning and Suite360 Intelligence Hub™ for IT governance, risk and compliance (ITGRC) reporting and analytics.

About nCircle

nCircle is the leading provider of information risk and security performance management solutions to more than 6,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide. nCircle solutions enable enterprises of all sizes to (1) automate compliance and reduce risk, and (2) measure and compare the performance of their IT security program with their own goals and industry peers. nCircle solutions may be deployed on a customer’s premises, as a cloud-based service, or in combination, for maximum flexibility and value.

nCircle has won numerous awards for growth, innovation, customer satisfaction and technology leadership and has been ranked among the top 100 best places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area. nCircle is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with regional offices throughout the United States and in London and Toronto. To learn how you can more effectively protect your company visit us at http://www.ncircle.com.

nCircle is a registered trademark of nCircle Network Security, Inc. All other registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

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