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jjesse | 24 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

Last year, the company I work for was asked to be one of the partners that Symantec has that can sell and consult on professional services for Vontu.  So my boss sent me to training and told me that I would be taking the lead on that product for the company.  So I became team lead of no one and added yet another hat to my already busy schedule and life.  Don’t take me wrong, I love my company, but I had a lot of hats I was wearing at ITS.  I was Director of Training, DLP Lead, and Practice Principle for Michigan and Ohio.

Let me take a break here and describe what a Practice Principle is.  ITS is run a bit like a law firm.  There are partners and also a managing partner.  (There is the managing Partner, my boss Wade, and several other partners who are mostly silent.)  A practice principle is someone...

jjesse | 15 Jan 2010 | 0 comments

While learning DLP I recently ran into a problem... I lost all of my reports and the bigger deal I could not access any incidents in the system.  So I started basic troubleshooting, were all of the services running?  Did something crash?  Nope everything was running correctly, all of the services were running and even after restarting all of the Vontu related services just to make sure.  In a bit of a panic, I turned to the all powerful google but couldn't come up with anything. (This post will hopefully be indexed by google to jumpstart my memory.)

After a quick call to someone who knew more then I did, the answer was simple:  License expiration

So if you ever run into this problem, verify when your licenses expire, if they have you will need to get a new license key and then restart the correct Vontu services

jjesse | 07 Jan 2010 | 1 comment

 In an Information Week article dated December 21, 2009, titled "The Dark Side of DLP," the author argues four reasons why DLP implementations are more involved then what they should be. I have attempted to briefly respond to those points, however my experience with DLP is based on Symantec's DLP product. These 4 points are: •Policy

This is the starting point of any DLP implementation, a DLP product will only find data based on the policies you write. And as the article states "[s]ome policies are fairly obvious – there's no good business reason for an employee to upload a spreadsheet full of Social Security numbers to his Facebook profile." Any DLP product you are investigating should have prebuilt templates, if it doesn't run for the hills. The other key to a good DLP product is you should not have to learn some form of...

benr | 18 Dec 2009 | 3 comments
We are recruiting Symantec customers to test drive the newest edition of Symantec Endpoint Data Loss Prevention!  Be the first to see this new edition and help shape the future of DLP.
This Beta test will take place in early February of 2010, but we are recruiting testers only through January 6th.  Our Beta process is designed to minimize your resources for installation since Symantec will provide the hardware for DLP servers and will send a Product Manager and Engineer onsite to configure the software.  Our focus is on collecting your feedback!
·         Must be a current Symantec customer
·         Currently do not have any DLP product in your enterprise
·         Organization size is approximately 500-5,000...
benr | 09 Dec 2009 | 4 comments

1.       Ensure you're logged into Symantec Connect

2.       Go to and  click the “Request Membership” button to request access to the DLP (Vontu) Customer Group: 

3.       A member of the Symantec DLP team will contact you shortly and may ask you to confirm certain details such as company name, products in use, office location ,etc. Once reviewed, you will be added to the program.

jjesse | 25 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

The recession is creating camaraderie amongst workforces, at the expense of their employers, is the finding of a transatlantic survey. Carried out amongst 600 office workers in Canary Wharf London and Wall Street New York, 41% of workers have already taken sensitive data with them to their new position, whilst a third would pass on company information if it proved useful in getting friends or family a job.

From an article on a security website, it states more and more employees are stealing data when they leave their current employer; A couple of interesting stats from the article.

  85% of people admit they know it’s illegal to download corporate data.

  57% of people say it is easier to take sensitive data this year, up 29% from last year

  Top of the list is customer and...

jjesse | 13 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Symantec has announced version 10 of its DLP product (formerly known as Vontu)  In a press release, Symantec touts DLP 10 as the

Symantec has announced Symantec Data Loss Prevention 10, the industry's first open data loss prevention (DLP) platform, which aims to give customers more options to find and fix data loss problems. As organizations strive to center their security strategies around information, DLP becomes essential.

Symantec DLP has undergone various changes since they purchased Vontu all geared to making the product stronger and more useful for the security professional.

DLP 10 will “allow companies to apply encryption and enterprise rights management (ERM) based on content and will integrate with additional Symantec products.

One of the products DLP 10 will integrate...

Joe Pendry | 29 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

This week, Symantec participated in the 5th Annual IT Security Automation Conference held in Baltimore from October 26-30. This event is jointly sponsored by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Security Agency (NSA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The event brought together some of the leading organizations in government and industry seeking to address the basic challenge a common approach to securing government environments and information. And while the notion of common security standards isn’t new, the amount of initiatives that have complicated this area seems to be growing exponentially. The conference touched on a number of top IT initiatives that provide the top challenges and drive the most important security initiatives in government today:
Cloud Computing

  • Health Information Technology (IT)
  • Health Information Portability and...
Pamela Reese | 27 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

Symantec opens up its DLP platform today with the introduction of Symantec Data Loss Prevention 10. As organizations strive to center their security strategies around information, data loss prevention becomes essential. Symantec Data Loss Prevention 10 will allow companies to apply encryption and enterprise rights management (ERM) based on content and will integrate with additional Symantec solutions.

We’re excited that Symantec DLP now has easy hooks into GigaTrust, Liquid Machines, Microsoft, Oracle and PGP Corporation. And, of course, we work well with our own solutions – Control Compliance Suite, MessageLabs Hosted Email Encryption and Symantec Workflow.

More details in today’s press releases:

Symantec Arms Companies with More Options to Protect...

Hinata Uzumaki | 24 Sep 2009 | 1 comment

The latest version for Data Loss Prevention is version 9.0.

Customers who are eligible for this upgrade will receive upgrade notifications but there will be no license keys. They just need to use the same key that they have for version 8.0.

If customer has just purchased DLP 9.0 and he wants to downgrade to version 8.0, he can use the key for DLP 9.0 to version 8.0.

DLP 9.0 key is backwards compatible to 8.0.
DLP 8.0 key is forwards compatible to 9.0