Data Loss Prevention (DLP) safeguards an organization's confidential and sensitive data-referred to as digital assets-against accidental disclosure and intentional theft. DLP allows you to:
Identify the digital assets to protect
Create policies that limit or prevent the transmission of digital assets through common channels, such as email and external devices
Enforce compliance to established privacy standards
DLP evaluates data against a set of rules defined in policies. Policies determine the data that must be protected from unauthorized transmission and the action that DLP performs when it detects transmission.