Much awaited Symantec DLP 11.5 is now released. As usual, there are bug fixes of the version lower than 11.5
Among the new feature, there are two which will really help the product grow in all direction.
1. Integration with Websense (Websense URL filtering)- Although this integration was technically possible earlier as well but not supported by Symantec. Now, officially, it's supported by Symantec. This feature uses ICAP protocol. This integration is all about the good and healthy competition between Symantec and Websense.
2. DLP for tablets- Looking at the growth of tablets in organization and concept of BYOD (bring your own device) that organizations are promoting, DLP for tablets is the need of the hour. Tablet prevent for web currently supports Apple iPad iOS4 and iOS5 which can be used for transmitting sensitive information over HTTP, HTTPS and FTP. Tablet prevent can be used to secure email which can be sent through a tablet using MS Exchange ActiveSync.
Other new things involve - the supported version of Oracle 11g is now 220.127.116.11.
One key new feature for endpoints is- agents can now detect policy violation based on metadata. For example- for .pdf file, policy can be created based on the fields like, author, title, creation date etc. This feature, if leveraged properly, can provide subtantial performance enhancement.
Official release notes of Symantec DLP 11.5 can be obtained and everything new with respect to Symantec DLP 11.5 can be understood.