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
- Endpoint DLP features trace employee activity across all of your organization’s endpoints
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 access to cloud applications that can send sensitive data to unmanaged locations
- Effortlessly block millions of websites across 100+ URL categories
- Take control over the movement of business critical data
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.
- Get alerts of high-risk user events and other security risks
- Monitor internet activity on endpoints for attempts to access high-risk websites and other policy violations
- Alert your administrator, IT department, and other trusted users when high-risk events occur
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
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“CurrentWare saved us a lot of time and money. If we didn’t have AccessPatrol we would have never known what was going on. I cannot thank all of you enough for this software.”
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.
Block & Audit Removable Storage Devices
Control who can use portable storage devices and set USB security policies to limit what devices are allowed. Monitor data transfers and other file operations to removable media to ensure that your data security policies are being followed.
Prevent Data Loss to Cloud Platforms
Use web filtering and application blocking policies to stop unauthorized cloud storage use. Protect sensitive corporate data from being uploaded to unsanctioned file sharing sites.
Audit User Activity for Insider Threat Risks
Monitor employee computer usage for signs of insider threats. Track removable data storage usage, web browsing, app use, and login/logout times for high-risk, anomalous, or inappropriate activity. Receive automated alerts straight to your inbox when specific events occur.
Block Data Transfers to Removable Media
Go beyond simply blocking unauthorized USB devices; ensure optimal data protection with your trusted devices, too. Block file transfers to portable storage devices based on file extension and file name.
Block High-Risk Network Ports
Block unused TCP/UDP ports to reduce the attack surface of your network. Improve data protection by mitigating the threat of data leakage over FTP, SFTP, IRC, and other high-risk network ports.
Block Risky Sites
BrowseControl’s web content category filtering database provides you with a convenient way to block millions of websites across over 100 URL categories. Easily block users from accessing social media, porn, games, known virus-infected websites, and more!
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.
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.
Flexible Deployment Options
On-Premises | Remote Workers | Self-Managed Cloud Platforms
When you use CurrentWare's solutions the data you collect remains solely in your control, giving you the flexibility to decide where data is stored and for how long. Your employee’s data cannot be accessed by CurrentWare.
Download the Free Trial
Get started today with a free fully-functional 14-day trial of the CurrentWare Suite. No credit card required to sign up!
Deploy the Software
Install the Console & Server on a computer, server, or a cloud platform of your choice. Then deploy the Clients to your users’ computers.
Manage your Users
Organize your PCs/Users into custom policy groups. Get advanced awareness & control over how technology is used in your organization.
Get Advanced Activity Insights
BrowseReporter is a versatile employee monitoring software to track productivity and efficiency.
- Make informed decisions
- Enforce company policies
- Improve productivity
Block Harmful Websites
BrowseControl is an easy-to-use website blocking software for restricting internet access.
- Block URLs & categories
- Block unwanted apps
- Website allow & block lists
Stop Data Theft to USB Devices
AccessPatrol is USB control software to protect sensitive data against theft to portable storage devices.
- Block USB devices
- USB file activity alerts
- Block file transfers
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
[AccessPatrol] has been a great benefit to secure USB devices and access to company computers. We now have the ability to secure machines that otherwise would have been exposed to threats.
Jordan F., Senior IT Specialist
Machinery Industry, 1001-5000 employees
Data leaks have been thwarted by AccessPatrol. When an unauthorized device is detected, an email alert is sent immediately. It enables real-time audit reports on accessed and blocked devices.
Karen M., Senior Director of Marketing
Construction Industry, 10,001+ 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
How to Keep Data Safe When Offboarding Employees
70% of intellectual property theft occurs within 90 days of an employee’s resignation.
Are you concerned about the damage a terminated employee could cause with access to sensitive corporate information, account passwords, and other proprietary data?
Follow these best practices to protect your data security when offboarding employees.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) & Device Control Features
Block Endpoint Devices
Protect your network from endpoint attacks by restricting device access.
Block Malicious Websites
Prevent users from accessing malicious websites that are susceptible to malware attacks.
Report on Endpoint Activity
Report on file transfer and endpoint devices that were connected to your network.
USB File Transfer Permissions
Control the flow of data to USBs. Configure read-only, no access, or full access policies.
Block Smartphones and Tablets
Prevent users from connecting iPhones, iPads, Android devices, and more.
Turn Internet Off
Turn the Internet off completely to prevent online file transfers or uploads of data.
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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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/.