Data Loss Prevention (DLP) For Financial Institutions

With CurrentWare’s data loss prevention solutions financial services firms can fulfill their duty of care to protect the sensitive data in their custody.

  • Protect Customer Data
  • Meet Regulatory Compliance Requirements
  • Control Devices Used by WFH Employees

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Protect Sensitive Financial Data Against Theft to Insider Threats

Use CurrentWare’s data protection solutions to protect sensitive customer data, intellectual property, trade secrets, and personally identifiable information against data breaches to insider threats.

  • Collect evidence of data exfiltration and potential data breaches
  • Prevent the use of unauthorized USB storage devices and cloud storage services
  • Track and restrict file movements across portable storage devices, network share drives, and websites such as cloud storage services

Restrict Access to Cloud Services

Having sensitive financial data stored on unauthorized cloud services is a significant risk. Control access to cloud apps and websites with CurrentWare to ensure that sensitive data resides in secure locations

  • Block malicious insiders from accessing cloud applications
  • Effortlessly block millions of websites across 100+ URL categories
  • Block file transfers to cloud storage services while allowing access

Monitor Devices for Events That Pose Security Risks

Your data security depends on complete visibility into how your user accounts are interacting with your systems. CurrentWare helps provide visibility into risky behavior with intuitive user activity reports.

  • Track file transfers between network share drives, removable media devices, and any website
  • Monitor network traffic on endpoints for attempts to access high-risk websites and other policy violations
  • Alert your network administrator, IT department, and other trusted users when high-risk events occur
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Centralized Management for Scalable Data Protection

Implement data security policies from the convenience of a central web console. Easily monitor and control your entire workforce in just a few clicks.

  • Monitor & control each managed endpoint device from a central  management console
  • Place users/PCs in their own policy groups to apply a unique security policy to them
  • Integrate with Active Directory to import & sync your Windows users to the CurrentWare Console

How to Protect Sensitive Financial Data With
CurrentWare’s Data Loss Prevention Solutions

Financial institutions need to protect all forms of sensitive data including financial data, intellectual property, personally identifiable information, bank account numbers, credit card information, and other customer data against a devastating data breach.

CurrentWare’s data protection solutions provide the security teams of financial services firms with the tools they need to protect sensitive data and meet regulatory compliance standards for data security.

Why Use Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Software?

A DLP solution protects sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII), PHI, EHRs, and intellectual property from being shared outside the corporate network.

Without data protection methods including a DLP solution an organization risks losing the sensitive data of their customers to a trusted insider transferring their information to a USB flash drive.

With DLP software these risks can be mitigated by enforcing data protection policies that restrict sensitive data from being exfiltrated.

Technical safeguards are required by data security and privacy frameworks such as GDPR, HIPAA, SOX, ITAR, and PIPEDA. DLP software provides critical data protection measures to help meet regulatory compliance requirements.

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Over 64% of financial services companies have 1,000+ sensitive files open to every employee.1

Without data loss prevention measures in place, stealing these sensitive files is as simple as a transfer to a  USB flash drive.

70% of consumers believe that businesses aren’t doing enough to secure their personal information.2

DLP software protects sensitive personal information by preventing data leakage to key egress points.

63% of employees have brought data from their previous employer to their current employer.3

The best data loss prevention software protects intellectual property against insider data theft.

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This software helps us to achieve compliance with industry and government requirements with respect to controlling the use of removable storage media. It fits the bill perfectly.

Matthew W., Project Manager
Aviation & Aerospace Industry, 11-50 employees

In my nearly 40 years in the IT business I’ve worked with a lot of support teams. I really appreciate CurrentWare going the extra mile to help me get the most out of the product. They’ve definitely outweighed any of the other competitors that I’ve looked at.

Jerry Slocum, Managed Services Provider
Haggerty Auto Group, 150-200 Employees

The reports are very easy to understand and the fact that they can  be emailed to you on a schedule is amazing. Customer support has been fantastic every time I've had to reach out to them; I highly recommend them!

Kristen S., Associate IT Director
Specialty Coding Services Broker, 51-1000+ Employees

We have experienced data leaks by dishonest employees in the past and AccessPatrol has helped us avoid them and work with greater security and peace of mind for us and our customers.

Julio V., Head of Information Technology
Financial Services Industry, 10,001+ employees

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Viking Yachts Stops Departing Employee From Stealing Intellectual Property

CurrentWare saved us a lot of time and money. If we didn’t have them we would have never known what was going on. I cannot thank them enough for this software; being able to audit removable drives is invaluable.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology

CurrentWare Features

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User Activity Monitoring

Track web browsing, software use, search queries, and more

Remote Screen Capture

Screenshot Monitoring

Take automatic screenshots or remotely view desktops

Application Blocker

Track Software Usage

Get insights into software usage trends in your organization

Stealth

Transparent & Stealth Modes

Run silently in the background or provide notice of monitoring

Block USB

Block USB & Other Devices

Set full access, read only or no access on storage devices

Allowed List

Device Whitelist

Allow only authorized storage devices to be used

Block Files

Block File Transfers

Prevent files from being transferred to portable storage

Reports

DLP Activity Reports

Track file transfers, storage device use, file operations, and more

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Block Websites

Block websites based on
URLs & content categories

Download Filter
Block Downloads/Uploads

Prevent uploading and downloading based on file type

Application Blocker
Application Blacklisting

Block specific Windows
applications from launching

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PC Power Management

Remotely track and control PC power states

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Centralized Console

Manage all your users from the
centralized console with Active
Directory import or syncing

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Platform Security

Protect your CurrentWare console
with 2FA, passwords, privilege
management, and more

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Offsite Management

Extend onsite security policies to any remote computer running outside the corporate network

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SQL Server Supported

Database scaled for enterprise and
large business operations using
Microsoft SQL Server

DLP Software Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Your Data Loss Prevention Software With Remote Workers?

Yes. CurrentWare’s data loss prevention software solutions support a variety of deployment options that allow you to control USB devices, block websites, and monitor employee activity no matter where they are.

To learn more about using data loss prevention with remote workers, visit this article:

How to Set Up Data Loss Prevention Software for Remote Teams

Are There Any Limits to the Free Trial?

The free trial of our data loss prevention software is fully functional. You can deploy it on up to 10 computers for 14 days. If you need more time or more computers to properly evaluate the best data loss prevention software for your organization, reach out to our support team.

Will My Employees Know They Are Being Monitored?

As with any CurrentWare Suite product, your organization is in control of how visible the data loss prevention software is.

The CurrentWare software client operates in stealth mode by default.

In stealth mode, the CurrentWare software client is not visible in the system tray or control panel of the user’s computer. Your employees will not be able to uninstall the program or stop it without administrator privileges.

If you would like your employees to be aware that they are being monitored, you can choose to show the CurrentWare software client in their system tray by enabling it in the client software settings.

AccessPatrol does not disclose when its USB activity monitoring feature is active. When your employees attempt to use an unauthorized USB device they can be presented with an optional warning message.

When BrowseControl blocks a website you can choose to show a warning message, redirect to another website, or simply have the connection fail.

When monitoring user activity with BrowseReporter you can choose to enable the End-User Reports feature to provide employees with access to their activity data. You can also display optional notifications that periodically remind them that they are being monitored.

Does CurrentWare Have Access to Employee Data?

No, CurrentWare cannot access your employee’s computer monitoring data. CurrentWare’s software does not send your user’s computer usage data to CurrentWare. They are installed and managed by your organization.

All of the data collected by CurrentWare’s software is stored on a database that is installed in your organization’s data center or cloud service provider.

With CurrentWare’s on-premises & self-managed cloud deployment options, you’re in complete control of your data.

  • Sensitive employee data stays secured to your standards rather than being sent to a third party.
  • Maintain data localization and residency compliance requirements by keeping employee data exactly where it needs to be.
  • Retain auditable records of user activity for as long as you need

For more information please refer to our Terms of Service.

What is Data Loss Prevention (DLP)?

Data loss prevention (DLP) is a set of cybersecurity tools and processes that prevent confidential data such as personally identifiable information (PII), intellectual property, credit card numbers, and databases from being leaked, deleted, or misused.

Large organizations and small financial institutions alike need data security measures such as a a DLP solution to ensure their own data and that of their customers is secured in accordance with compliance requirements and laws such as PCI DSS.

DLP tools work to detect and prevent sensitive data from leaving the network. To protect the confidentiality and security of data, DLP software stops employees from copying sensitive data to unauthorized USB drives and other data egress points,

The security policies defined by DLP software helps to prevent insiders from accidentally or maliciously sharing data that could put customers of financial services organizations at risk.

Can I Set Unique Device Restrictions for Different Computers or Employees?

Yes. You can assign unique security policies for each computer, user, department, or other organizational unit (OU) in your company.

To do this, CurrentWare allows you to create group folders with separate policies. This feature is perfect for restricting employees while providing greater access for trusted administrators.

In terms of device control, you can also use the access code generator to temporarily grant access to all peripherals or use the device scheduler to automatically allow/block devices at specific times.

In terms of internet and application restriction, you can use the internet scheduler and app blocker scheduler to temporarily allow access to blocked websites and applications at specific times.

Can I Block Specific File Types from Being Transferred?

Yes. CurrentWare has the ability to prevent your employees from copying specific files to their storage devices. These file transfer restrictions can be configured based on the file name or file extension.

The file transfer blocking feature can also be used on devices that are on the Allowed List. This lets you provide access to company-authorized USB devices while still protecting the sensitive data in your network against exfiltration to portable storage hardware.

Who Uses This DLP Solution?

CurrentWare has a global client base across a variety of industries including government, healthcare, finance, nonprofit, and manufacturing.

CurrentWare’s customers use our computer monitoring, web filtering, and data loss prevention solutions to protect their business against time theft, data leakage, and web-based threats by monitoring and controlling computer usage.

Learn more by reading our customer case studies.

How Can I Start Protecting Sensitive Data?

  1. Download & install CurrentWare
    Download the files for your free trial. On the administrator’s computer, run CurrentWare.exe to begin the installation of the endpoint security solutions.
  2. Deploy the security software clients
    Deploy the CurrentWare software client (cwClientSetup.exe) on all the computers you want to control. You can deploy the software client with a local install or by using Active Directory, SCCM, or our built-in remote deployment tool.
  3. Monitor & control your endpoint devices
    After the installation, you will see all of your user’s computers on the CurrentWare Console. From this console, you can generate detailed reports on your user’s activities and assign data loss prevention policies to protect data against insider security threats.

Is This a Cloud Product?

The CurrentWare Suite can be deployed on-premises or on a cloud platform of your choice. Both deployment option are compatible with remote workers with a few configuration changes.

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How is the CurrentWare Suite Secured?

CurrentWare is committed to the security of its platform, its customers, and their data. 

 

  • All of the data collected by CurrentWare’s solutions is stored in your organization’s data center or cloud service provider; the data is not sent to CurrentWare.
  • The web console cannot be accessed without a username and password. For an added layer of authentication security you can enable two-factor authentication.
  • You can selectively enable/disable what data is tracked and delete old records automatically.

 

For a complete overview of the security measures that CurrentWare has in place, check out the CurrentWare platform security overview page.

Protect Your Sensitive Data With CurrentWare

1 2021 Data Risk Report – Varonis. https://info.varonis.com/hubfs/docs/research_reports/2021-Financial-Data-Risk-Report.pdf.
2 2020 Data Attack Surface Report – Arcserve https://info.arcserve.com/en/the-2020-data-attack-surface-report.
3 2019 Global Data Exposure Report – Code42 https://www.code42.com/news-releases/code42-global-data-exposure-report/.