The excitement is palpable for our upcoming Data Loss Prevention 15.8 release, which will be available in February 2021. It is a very important release for many reasons: it is filled with new capabilities that many of our customers are waiting to see and use, it underscores the increased commitment and investment from Broadcom for Symantec DLP and is a testimony to the dedication and hard work of our R&D team in these exceptionally challenging times.
DLP 15.8 makes significant strides in ensuring ease of use - in both deploying DLP (e.g Version Upgrade & LiveUpdate improvements) and its continued operations (DLP Incident remediation using ServiceNow). It enables a world class integration between Symantec DLP and Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) for Classification and Encryption. It also includes updates to our detection technologies to help customers find more sensitive data faster (e.g DICOM files) and detect sensitive information in commercial and home grown web applications (e.g Jive, Confluence, etc).
The excitement is palpable for our upcoming Data Loss Prevention 15.8 release, which will be available in February 2021.
There are many features as part of this Symantec DLP 15.8 release that customers can benefit from. Here are some of the specific features that you will want to know about:
DLP End User Remediation
We all know that it’s hard to keep up with the sheer volume of incoming DLP incidents and remediate them all. It’s also sometimes difficult for a central IR team to determine how an incident has to be remediated for the fear of breaking a business process. If only you had the ability to engage the owners of the file or the frontline managers to help with incident remediation. Well, with this release we are enabling just that – you can now use the End User Remediation feature to help decentralize incident remediation using ServiceNow. You can use this for any DLP incident and choose to engage anyone in your organization for Incident Remediation. Besides helping customers remediate more and mitigate risk, this capability helps customers lower the overall cost of incident remediation.
MIP Classification and Encryption
We understand that customers who embark on a Document Classification and Encryption journey worry about document misclassification as they know their end users are more focused on their work and less on how a document should be classified and whether or not it should be encrypted. Customers desire a machine guided approach but this approach requires complex content and contextual policies to be created and they dread creating them again in MIP. They would much rather want to extend the use of their already defined policies in DLP for Document Classification and Encryption. With this release, in our continued collaboration with Microsoft, we have enabled that function - you can now extend your already existing DLP policies to drive MIP Classification and Encryption.
Be on the lookout over the next coming weeks for more information about the latest updates and features for DLP 15.8 that we will be publishing.
DLP Endpoint - Live Update
We all know that with the frequent release of new OS and browser updates, there are times when we need to patch the DLP Endpoint agent so that there is uninterrupted DLP coverage and it’s difficult for organizations to deploy an entire new agent in such a short timeframe.
Customers have requested for the ability to do a targeted update of the agent binaries in a more automated manner. In DLP 15.7, we first released LiveUpdate for deploying agent hotfixes on windows endpoints. In this upcoming release, you will now have the ability to do the same on macOS endpoints. In addition, we have added more granular Enforce based LiveUpdate targeting features, so you can target your LiveUpdate to certain endpoints first before gradually rolling the update out to the entire organization.
Keep an eye out for more news on DLP 15.8
The list of new capabilities we are adding in this upcoming release is long. Be on the lookout over the next coming weeks for more information about the latest updates and features for DLP 15.8 that we will be publishing.
If you need a detailed walkthrough of the product features and benefits, you can reach out to us via your account teams and one of us here at Broadcom will be happy to schedule some time with you to demo and discuss 15.8.
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