CoSoSys announced the latest update of its award-winning flagship Data Loss Prevention product, Endpoint Protector 5.1, which brings added functionalities to key features and a boost for GDPR compliance.
With only a few weeks to go until the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th, companies on both sides of the Atlantic serving European customers are rushing to reach compliance before time runs out. Placing a heavy emphasis on protecting individuals’ personal information, the GDPR requires organizations to have an in-depth knowledge of the way they process data, where it is stored and by whom.
Any company processing EU data subjects’ personal information will fall under the incidence of the GDPR regardless of the physical location of its offices and will risk incurring steep fines in case of non-compliance: up to 24 million dollars or 4% of a company’s global annual turnover, whichever is higher.
Meeting the demands of this emergent sector of the information security market, CoSoSys focused the latest update of its cross-platform Data Loss Prevention product, Endpoint Protector, on functionalities that enhance its capabilities of supporting companies towards GDPR compliance.
“As a EU company ourselves doing business across borders in both Europe and the US as well as other parts of the world, we recognize the importance and the benefits of the GDPR,” said CoSoSys CEO and Founder, Roman Foeckl.
“At the same time, it was clear compliance would prove difficult for most companies that are not used to giving much thought to the way they process data, where it is stored and by whom. We realized Endpoint Protector could be a great tool for GDPR compliance and our team worked around the clock to add new policies and features that could extend those capabilities.”
Endpoint Protector 5.1 thus has an extended list of predefined PIIs to cover additional EU countries. Through them, companies can easily track and control data across a larger spectrum.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) has been added so sensitive data can be searched for in images as well.
eDiscovery scans, which search data at rest for sensitive information stored on endpoints network-wide and then allow for remediation actions, can now be scheduled to run automatically for a single, one-time scan or for re-occurring scans, on a weekly or monthly basis.
New features include time-based and network-based access rights for computers. While the first allow admins to choose working days and hours and set different access rights according to them, the second defines a company’s network through its DNS and ID and grants access rights depending on whether a computer is on them or not.
Another new addition is the Universal Offline Temporary Password which can be used by any user, on any computer, for any device or file transfer, eliminating all security restrictions for one hour. The password can be revoked if there are any security concerns.
During RSA Conference 2018, the CoSoSys team will be in the North Hall of the Moscone Center, at booth N 4337.