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How to Integrate Data Loss Protection in Web 2.0 Security Strategies

(Bob Hinden, eWeek) Businesses in all types of industries today are investing in data loss protection technology at increasingly higher rates because of the increase in corporate insider threats. As more employees utilize Web applications for real-time communications, data leak prevention has become even more complex.

The ease of sharing information, combined with real-time communications, makes many of these social networking tools very compelling. And such trends are expected to continue, with enterprise spending on Web 2.0 technologies projected to reach $4.6B globally by 2013. Businesses can't ignore the opportunity to increase productivity by leveraging these new tools.

But the Web 2.0 world has made security more complex, and organizations are looking for a comprehensive approach to security that reduces—not multiplies—the number of threats, as well as eases management and regulatory challenges faced by IT managers.[...] An effective Web 2.0 security strategy will complement network protection with comprehensive endpoint security, and allow organizations to easily integrate new security services on existing infrastructure without exhausting limited IT budgets.[...]

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