Since we announced the Code42 Next-Gen Data Loss Protection (Next-Gen DLP) product last month, it has struck a chord with the prospects and industry analysts we’ve spoken to. It’s exciting to see, because we believe this is an important step beyond conventional data loss prevention technology.
With the introduction of our new product, Code42 is rewriting the paradigm for legacy data loss prevention — shifting the focus from prevention to protection. The Code42 Next-Gen DLP solution offers a simpler, quicker way to secure an organization’s endpoint and cloud data from loss, leak, misuse and theft. Unlike traditional DLP, this cloud-native solution safeguards every version of every file without complex policies and without blocking user productivity or collaboration.
The positive reception is no surprise to us. Code42 customers have been using the capabilities that make up Code42 Next-Gen DLP to secure their businesses from data threats for a long time. Here are some of their stories:
Full control of IP — even when employees leave
One of our customers is a global advertising and communications firm. Like many professional services businesses, they need to ensure that proprietary information stays inside the organization to maintain its competitive position and client trust. Backed by Code42’s solution, their organization has visibility into where files are moving and who has access to what information, protecting the company from stolen data — especially when employees leave the company. “It can be a huge hit to your reputation if you lose data specific to a client or project,” the infrastructure project manager said. “Code42 gives us an unalterable snapshot of every single record — which means we’re always protected.”
GDPR compliance with mobile workers
Marel is another customer that has put Code42 to work inside their organization. They are a food processing machinery company based in Iceland. Like many global companies, Marel must comply with the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which strengthens personal data protection for business customers.
With Europe as one of its top markets, Marel needed a way to proactively protect and secure data stored on employee devices. “Our sales and service force use laptops heavily so they can work more efficiently while they’re traveling,” said Rob Janssen, manager of global infrastructure and QRC at Marel. “Likewise, managers also work from different locations. In the past their documents, which may contain sensitive data, were not always immediately synced back to the central storage solutions.”
Code42 continuously backs up every version of every file in real time, enabling Marel to comply with key GDPR data protection, recovery and notification requirements. Marel can easily meet GDPR rules requiring companies to report the extent of any personal data breach within 72 hours. The company can recover all files, including data that’s been deleted or maliciously encrypted. The ability to search through archives allows Janssen to determine what files were on a device at a given date and time, what users had access to those files, and what content, including personal information, was housed within those files.
“In the event of a data breach, Code42 helps us assess our exposure by giving us full visibility into every file on every laptop,” Janssen said. “We believe this is critical to complying with the GDPR. Of course, there is a strict process to be followed in these cases.”
A legal hold process with teeth
Another company we count as our customer is MacDonald-Miller. Located in the Pacific Northwest, they are a full-service, design-build mechanical contractor. MacDonald-Miller’s unique value proposition includes designing and blueprinting buildings, and then sending in a full team of plumbers, electricians and sheet metal workers to work on the build. With all that valuable design IP to protect, having an effective legal hold process is critical.
“Prior to Code42, our legal hold process was very vague,” said MacDonald-Miller Network Administrator Chad Tracy. “HR or IT had to find the user’s computer and manually try to search through documents, pictures and Excel files to see what may or may not have been on the user’s computer at the time of termination.”
Now, with Code42, MacDonald-Miller can use a portal to set up a legal hold for users and then monitor whether they’re copying documents on their personal drives.
“We had a pretty high-profile gentleman leaving the company,” said Eddie Anderson, a help desk support agent at MacDonald-Miller. “Through that portal, we were able to monitor his file history and found out 90 gigs of sales opportunities and other critical data had left to the network onto his external drive. Before Code42, there was no way of ever knowing that was happening.”
50,000 customers and counting
Code42 Next-Gen DLP is built from a combination of products that are part of the company’s award-winning data security portfolio, including Code42 Forensic File Search, File Exfiltration Detection, Legal Hold and Backup + Restore. Today, more than 50,000 customers are using capabilities that are part of the Code42 Next-Gen DLP solution.
If you’re a Code42 customer with a tale of success that you’d like to share, let us know. We look forward to including you in a future post!
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