PortAuthority Technologies, Inc.,™ the leader in Information Leak Prevention (ILP), today announced that it was recognized for its enforcement, database-integration and discovery capabilities in a recent competitive review conducted by the Neohapsis Lab, and published in Network Computing magazine. PortAuthority was the only product in the competitive field which successfully enforced security policies and blocked emails containing sensitive, previously profiled documents from being sent, as reviewed in Neohapsis’ real-world test framework.
According to the review, PortAuthority enforces more policies for the most data leak use case scenarios, while requiring the least amount of additional vendor product integration, than any of the review participants, which included products from Tizor Systems and Vontu, Inc.
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According to the review, written by Marisa Mack, security consultant at Neohapsis, “PortAuthority’s focus on enforcement really makes a difference with existing data-storage implementations. Out of the box, this product uses ODBC communication to connect to existing databases on your network; it uses the information it finds to aid in fingerprinting potential data leaks or policy violations. That is, the data discovered in databases can be correlated with the additional profiled and protected data on the network. PortAuthority can enforce data policy without any additional third-party proxy devices.”
“Network Computing is the source IT leaders turn to for content and analysis edited by real-world IT veterans, to assist them in their buying decisions,” said Raj Dhingra, vice president of marketing at PortAuthority Technologies. “We are pleased to have participated in this technical evaluation where our differentiation stood out. These results are inline with what customers find when doing competitive bakeoffs as part of their sales evaluations, which is why they are choosing PortAuthority. It’s rewarding to be highlighted by Network Computing, and to receive continued industry validation in competitive situations that the most mature information leak prevention technology in the industry – PortAuthority – is the best suited for preventing internal and external data leaks.”
PortAuthority Technologies is a growing leader in the ILP and Content Monitoring/Filtering markets. It delivers security solutions that reliably and accurately control the unauthorized distribution of sensitive information for data privacy, confidential information protection, and compliance with regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). With more than 27 patents pending, only PortAuthority stops information leaks by continually monitoring internal and outbound communications and delivering policy enforcement in a real-time and accurate manner.
About PortAuthority Information Leak Prevention Appliances
PortAuthority is the industry’s first and only solution to reliably stop leaks of sensitive customer data and confidential information over email, messaging applications, web communications, networked-printing and other protocols in real-time. PortAuthority delivers enhanced information leak prevention capabilities, including real-time monitoring and reporting, granular policy management for selective blocking and enforcement, automated data protection using PortAuthority’s patented PreciseID™ for file systems and databases containing sensitive information, and plug-and-play appliances purpose-built for data security. Support for industry standard ICAP-based web monitoring and blocking allows PortAuthority to transparently integrate with existing web content-filtering infrastructure, helping customers leverage existing investments. Only PortAuthority allows companies to reliably, accurately, precisely, and selectively stop information leaks over outbound mail, web communications, internal email and networked printing to ensure data privacy, protection of confidential information, and regulatory compliance.
Founded in 1997, Neohapsis is a globally recognized information security consultancy specializing in information risk management, application security, digital forensics, and enterprise IT product-testing. Neohapsis maintains a highly focused approach and commitment to unbiased research. Its teams are made up of published authors, advanced researchers, and consultants who have helped shape the industry.
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About PortAuthority Technologies
PortAuthority Technologies is the leading provider of Information Leak Prevention security solutions that reliably and accurately control the unauthorized distribution of sensitive information for data privacy, confidential information protection and true compliance. Using its patented PreciseID™ technology, only PortAuthority stops information leaks by monitoring internal and outbound enterprise communications and delivering policy enforcement in real-time. PortAuthority ensures compliance with regulations such as GLBA, PCI, HIPAA, CA CC1798, PIPEDA and SOX by closing the gap between employee behavior and corporate and legal policies. PortAuthority Technologies is a privately held company backed by Greylock Partners, Lexington Ventures, New Enterprise Associates and Sequoia Capital. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., and has offices throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 877-843-4879.