Infosecurity Europe - Safend, an international leader in the development of endpoint information security solutions, announced today the latest enhancements to their award-winning product, Safend Protector. Safend Protector 3.2, currently in Beta with public availability on May 8, 2007, adds file type control, CD/DVD media authorization, and offline USB usage tracking to the product's Information Leakage Prevention (ILP) security features.
Safend Protector analyzes content to determine file types -- word processing documents, spreadsheets, images, etc.- and allows administrators to control the transfer of forbidden file formats to or from managed endpoints. The recognition and control of files types helps enterprises prevent accidental or malicious file transfers. Administrators can set policies to reduce the risk of malware invasion via external devices while restricting introduction of non-work related content.
An add-on Interface to Content Inspection feature, developed through a partnership with Websense, takes file type control a step further, examining files that are downloaded from an endpoint to an external storage device. If sensitive data is detected, the user is notified that this file should not be downloaded and a trace log is created for the administrator that details the potential data breach.
While earlier the Safend Protector platform secured enterprise endpoints from data loss and malware invasion through physical and wireless ports, Safend Protector 3.2 expands this protection to provide CD/DVD media white list capabilities. Instead of simply turning CD/DVD drives on or off, this feature identifies the data on each medium and approves removable media based on digital signatures. Approved media is accessible in read-only mode so as to remain unchanged following authorization. An employee may access a CD/DVD for installing an operating system, for example, but might not be allowed to download image files.
Safend Protector 3.2 can also detect the offline usage of removable USB storage devices, tracking file transfers to and from encrypted devices on non-corporate computers. If an employee downloads a file onto a USB device and plugs that device into a home PC to copy the file, the transfer is recorded. The next time the USB device is plugged into the office desktop, a log is generated reporting the file transfer. Additional features include Policy Distribution Server, external database support, and support for Windows Vista.
"Protecting information from unauthorized access, loss and theft is an ongoing priority for our customers and partners, especially as channels for accessing data continue to evolve,” said Gil Sever, Safend's CEO. "By offering enhanced solutions for endpoint information leakage prevention, we provide our customers with ironclad data security without compromising the flexibility they need to stay competitive"
Safend Protector 3.2 is available through distributors and resellers worldwide at a price of $32 per seat for a minimum of 25 users, scaled for volume to $13 per seat.
Safend is a leading provider of endpoint Information Leakage Prevention solutions that protect against corporate data loss via physical, wireless, and removable media ports while ensuring data regulatory compliance requirements are met. Safend's award winning solutions, available exclusively through resellers worldwide, are deployed by government agencies, small and mid-size companies, and multinational enterprises worldwide. Safend is a privately held company founded in 2003, and is headquartered in Tel Aviv with offices in Philadelphia.
Heather Lazenby Revell-Pechar, Inc. (for Safend) +1 678-910-7178, heather[.]revellpechar.com.
Leah Washington, Sr. Director of Marketing, Safend, +1 917-701-7601, leah[.]safend.com.