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Symantec DLP 11.5 is Released- Much Awaited Websense Integration & Tablet Support is Now Possible

Created: 17 Feb 2012 • 5 comments
AR Sharma's picture
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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

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.

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Milan_T's picture

Good source of Information.

We all waited for DLP - Wbsense integration.

And it's nice that now it is also possible to monitor tabs which is upcoming IT environment.

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kishorilal1986's picture

Hi ARsharma,

Thanks for sharing the same. As it will addon my knowledge in DLP.

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UFO's picture

Just curious if there are any plans to support tablets other than iOS? E.g. Android?


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Birendra Kumar's picture

Initially available for the Apple iPad, Symantec’s DLP solution for tablet also includes a content-aware protection feature. The solution will be priced per tablet. A DLP solution for Android tablets will follow soon. yes

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