SailPoint AndSymantec Partner To Integrate the Leading Identity Governance And Data Loss Prevention Solutions

Symantec Data Loss Prevention combined with SailPoint IdentityIQ provides customers with improved context of DLP policy violations

February 9, 2012

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AUSTIN, February 1, 2012 – SailPoint today announced the integration of its award-winning identity governance solution, SailPoint IdentityIQ™, with Symantec Data Loss Prevention, the leading data loss prevention (DLP) product. The integrated solution will allow joint customers to combine data identification, classification and usage monitoring with resource access control, policy oversight, and remediation. The combined solution helps customers better understand the context of current DLP violations in order to prevent similar violations across the enterprise.

DLP facilitates the discovery, monitoring, protection and management of data to ensure appropriate use. When inappropriate use is detected by a DLP solution, companies can benefit from immediate visibility into user’s role and entitlement information and the context in which the access rights were granted that led to the violations. In order to effectively mitigate the risk, companies need the ability to both understand how those access privileges can be changed to eliminate violations as well as to automatically enact the needed changes.

“Enterprises are facing unprecedented pressure to address the security risks of unprotected confidential data,” said Rich Dandliker, director of product management, Symantec Corp. “By integrating Sailpoint’s identity access management capabilities with our Data Loss Prevention data discovery and monitoring capabilities, customers can now achieve greater visibility into who has access to confidential data and have the tools necessary to review and repair inappropriate access.”

The integration of Symantec Data Loss Prevention with SailPoint IdentityIQ provides customers with improved context of DLP policy violations, as well as the ability to automatically remediateinappropriate access and monitor for future violations. The combined solution enables proactive data governance and compliance by:

? Facilitating fine-grained access control visibility and cleanup. IdentityIQ accelerates identification and analysis of how users generate data incidents, and automatically remediates access control problems.

? Integrating critical identity data into the data governance process. IdentityIQ provides the business-relevant context about identity data to better understand how user access controls are affecting DLP policies.

? Generating proof of compliance. IdentityIQ ensures that the right business decisions by managers and data owners to add accountability and oversight to the process. All relevant data is aggregated and summarize in order to meet audit requirements.

“The integrated solution provided by SailPoint and Symantec gives organizations the ‘big picture’ needed to effectively manage risk across security silos,” said Jackie Gilbert, vice president of product and marketing and cofounder of SailPoint. “In order to proactively prevent data theft, companies need to discover sensitive data, monitor its usage, and manage DLP policy violations in the context of users and their access privileges. Our joint customers will immediately benefit from a deeper understanding of their IT risk posture, and will have a solution in place to automatically mitigate risks based on that knowledge.”

About SailPoint

SailPoint, a leader in identity management, helps the world’s largest organizations to mitigate risk, reduce IT costs and ensure compliance. The company’s award-winning software, SailPoint IdentityIQ™, provides superior visibility into and control over user access to sensitive applications and data while streamlining the access request and delivery process. As the industry’s first business-oriented identity governance suite, IdentityIQ quickly delivers tangible results with risk-aware compliance management, closed-loop user lifecycle management, flexible provisioning, an integrated governance model, and identity intelligence. Visit to learn more.

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