Workshare extends content security

Workshare this week unveiled software designed to help companies keep sensitive information from being copied or distributed without authorization via portable devices.

Workshare Protect Mobile is a new component in the vendor's Protect Enterprise suite, which combines desktop- and network-based elements. The suite includes Protect Client, an application that enforces content security policies at the desktop; Policy Manager, a centralized management console for creating and distributing content policies; and Network Protect, a gateway appliance for auditing and controlling outbound network traffic.

Protect Mobile is designed to monitor such devices as laptops and USB key drives. It also tracks messages that originate on PDAs or public Web kiosks.

Preventing data leaks from portable storage devices is a challenge that should be shouldered by everyone in the company, says Ken Rutsky, executive vice president of marketing at Workshare. Like other elements of the suite, Protect Mobile puts control in users' hands. It alerts users when they attempt to copy or distribute sensitive data. In addition, Protect Mobile can take steps to remediate data loss, by removing hidden data in a file or encrypting content, for example.

Protect Mobile includes client software for laptops that can be programmed to automatically lock sensitive files.

For removable storage devices, it enforces identity-based content policies that govern whether a user is allowed to copy, print or save particular files. It covers USB, CD/DVD, iPod and U3 drives.

For PDAs, Protect Mobile assesses messages and takes action, such as blocking a message or sanitizing content before it leaves an enterprise e-mail network.

Pricing for Protect Mobile starts at US$10 per user, per year. The rest of the suite costs $29 to $49 per user, per year, depending on configuration.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags data protection

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ann Bednarz

Network World (US online)
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?