Data-leak prevention agent upgrades from Provilla on tap

Software works with Windows Vista to bring protection up to date

Provilla adds support for Windows Vista to its endpoint data-leak prevention agent.

Provilla on Tuesday announced an upgrade to its LeakProof data-leak prevention product that works with Microsoft’s Windows Vista platforms.

LeakProof 2.2’s included endpoint agent runs within the Vista kernel to monitor the PC and block unauthorized user actions, according to company officials.

Once the LeakProof agent detects a user pasting text, attaching a document to an e-mail message, copying a file or printing a page that involves protected content, the agent will automatically ask the user for justification of the action and, depending on company policy, block it if necessary, officials say.

The agent resides on the endpoint and includes a policy-matching capabilities and signature database to be able to quickly detect if a user is working with protected content. It protects text written in any language traversing any port on a PC or server.

Another component of LeakProof 2.2 is an intelligent validation module that verifies Social Security numbers, credit card data, bank routing numbers, and other standardized information, officials say. It also includes RapidScan, which scans endpoints to maintain an up-to-date inventory of all sensitive information stored on the network, based on company-defined policies.

LeakProof’s DataDNA server is the central repository that stores information about policies and protected information, fingerprinting each file deemed sensitive and sending a snapshot of that fingerprint to the agents for use in detecting unauthorized actions.

LeakProof 2.2 is priced at $30 to $50 per endpoint, depending on the number of endpoints, plus $12,500 to $20,000 for the appliance, depending on configuration.

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