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August 26, 2009

Exobox launches new data leak security software

Scans corporate websites, open portals and microsites for unauthorised release of information

By CBR Staff Writer

Exobox Technologies, an information risk management and security products provider, has launched ExoWatch, a new SaaS (Software-As-A-Service) data leak detection software product that monitors information posted on corporate, education and government-owned websites, open portals and microsites.

The company said ExoWatch is designed to regularly monitor a client’s web-based public and private sites to detect and send alerts about posted data that was not intentionally released.

The company claims that the new data leak detection product reaches beyond the IT enterprise and protects corporate, educational institutions and government agencies with a tool that monitors their own web-based sites, which contain myriad of documents, such as PDFs of data sheets, PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets.

Ted Ernst, chief technology officer of Exobox, said: No matter how tight a data loss prevention security IT system is, we know of no fail-proof solution that protects an organisation from the unintentional posting of secure information to the internet cloud or web-based sites.

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“We are discovering very confidential presentations and outdated price sheets buried in websites, complete sales and marketing strategy documents in portals, and the list goes on and on. When the data is posted to a web-based site that is owned and managed by an organisation, there is no question who is responsible for the data leak. The risk of litigation or a compliance penalty is great if an employee or contractor posts sensitive information to a site under an organisation’s ownership.

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