Preventing Data Leakage from Mobile Devices

Data Leak/Loss Prevention (DLP) systems reduce the risk of data breach incidents for corporate and third party data, and enable organizations to comply with regulatory standards such as SOX, HIPPA and PCI DSS.

When it comes to mobile devices, data loss is a genuine, ongoing risk. Mobile devices are frequently lost and stolen. They frequently connect to the organization through unprotected networks in hotels and public hotspots, and devices based on iOS and Android do not provide enterprise-grade security. So when a smartphone or tablet is lost or stolen, it is usually not very difficult to gain access to corporate data such as email, attachments, documents, and even corporate passwords. Even if the device is not lost, it is often possible to steal data through public network communications.

DLP with LetMobile

LetMobile provides a comprehensive solution to protecting corporate data that flows through mobile devices:

  • First and foremost, corporate data – mail, attachments, documents, calendars, and passwords – is never stored on the device. There is nothing to lose or steal!
  • The gateway implements comprehensive security policies that restrict and filter data that can be viewed on the mobile device based on identity, geography, content, and device type.

Working with Corporate DLP Systems

LetMobile works alongside corporate DLP systems in order to enforce corporate policies on mobile devices. There are two modes of interaction:

  • If a corporate DLP system is in place, LetMobile accepts pre-screened and pre-filtered data from the mail server before displaying it on the device. When a user sends a new message, it goes through the Exchange server and its DLP systems ensuring that the mail is screened before sending. The LetMobile gateway is non-intrusive and leverages the existing network configuration.
  • LetMobile can actively integrate with the DLP system through a simple API in order to perform the screening and filtering before the data is projected.
  • LetMobile also integrates with antivirus systems through a standard ICAP API.