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Fidelis Offers New DLP Solution For Social Networking

Fidelis XPS provides controls to understand both the content and context of information posted to social network apps, enabling the use of social networking for business purposes while preventing data leaks

WALTHAM, MA & BETHESDA, MD " March 31, 2009 " Fidelis Security Systems, the leader in next-generation data leakage prevention (DLP) solutions, today announced the latest version of the Fidelis Extrusion Prevention System', Fidelis XPS, which provides the first controls to understand both the content and context of information posted to social network applications, thus enabling the use of social networking for business purposes while preventing leaks of digital assets, intellectual property, and identity information. "Social networking applications are increasingly being used in a business context, or accessed by employees using corporate computing resources, raising new concerns that these sites present a potential risk for data leakage," said Trent Henry, Principal Analyst, Burton Group. "Like e-mail, webmail, and instant messaging, social networking applications are a potential avenue for sensitive data leakage." The newly released version of Fidelis XPS features granular policy controls for traffic to social networking sites as well as specific controls for post, chat and mail functions for leading social networking applications. With support for Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Plaxo, Twitter, Orkut, Friendster, Hi5, Ning, and Badoo, Fidelis XPS allows legitimate business to flow freely through approved channels, including social networks, while potentially risky behaviors are detected and remediated. "Staying true to our mission of providing the next-generation of data leakage prevention, Fidelis Security Systems innovates again by adding social networking awareness to our latest release of the Fidelis Extrusion Prevention System," said Peter George, President and CEO, Fidelis Security Systems. "Our ability to solve one of the largest emerging threats facing enterprises today—the proliferation of social networking applications on corporate networks—gives enterprises the ability to safely underpin the positive collaborative benefits of social networking applications with peace-of-mind that they can prevent an inadvertent or malicious leak of information while using these new technologies in their corporate infrastructure." This version of Fidelis XPS also includes support for additional languages, and the addition of national identity numbers for a broad list of countries for Fidelis XPS' Smart Identity Profiling content analyzer. This further extension of the global reach of Fidelis XPS allows enterprises to achieve comprehensive data protection in their global deployments in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. About Fidelis Security Systems Since 2002, Fidelis Security Systems has given global enterprises the power to prevent data leakage while solving their biggest data leakage challenges—safeguarding intellectual property and identity information, complying with government and industry privacy regulations, and enabling visibility into and control over their networks. Built on a patented deep session inspection platform, the Fidelis Extrusion Prevention System', Fidelis XPS, is the industry's only next-generation data leakage prevention solution with the power to deliver comprehensive prevention, complete control, and the lowest total cost-of-ownership to stop data leakage on multi-gigabit-speed networks. To learn more about why organizations choose Fidelis XPS to protect their brand, intellectual property, and resources, visit www.fidelissecurity.com.

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