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How DLP is Used by Kent State, Day Zero Security, New England Federal Credit Union, Pure Jingles, and Umivale: Case Studies

Data loss prevention (DLP) solutions work by detecting, intercepting, and preventing potential data loss caused by breaches and unauthorized transmissions. 

With digital databases becoming the norm for companies and organizations, DPL solutions are more important than ever.

See below for five case studies on how various organizations used DLP to protect their data:

1. New England Federal Credit Union

New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) is a financial institution covering six counties since 1961. With over $1 billion in assets and 88,000 members, it’s the largest credit union in the state of Vermont.

As a growing institution, NEFCU must maintain a competitive advantage. It needs a security solution to help meet the latest credit union compliance regulations in data protection and understand and track the data being shared with its partners.

Working with Digital Guardian and implementing endpoint security and protection as well as DLP solutions, NEFCU was able to achieve its new security goals.

“Once Digital Guardian Network DLP was installed, visibility into our network traffic was significantly improved,” says Michael Stridsberg, information security program manager at NEFCU.

“We could see exactly what data was being transmitted and where. Today, I can’t imagine doing security work without it!”

Industry: Financial Services

DLP solutions: Digital Guardian Network DLP

Outcomes:

  • Security team gained complete visibility into data usage
  • NEFCU was able to create a while list of vendors for information sharing
  • Installing took a few hours
  • System requires minimal maintenance

Read the full NEFCU and Digital Guardian case study.

2. Day Zero Security

Day Zero Security is a U.K.-based security consultation service that works with both residential clients and companies. Founded in 2005, Day Zero’s portfolio houses a variety of clients from local government, police and fire services to universities and businesses.

Looking to diversify its client portfolio, Day Zero Security needed to elevate its security offerings and adapt to the latest technological advancements. Accommodating more smartphones and tablets, Day Zero needed MDM and DLP solutions. 

Working with CoSoSys, Day Zero was able to pitch services at varying levels.

“The initial certification training was top notch,” says Richard Bennison, managing director at Day Zero Security.

“Also, pre and post-sales for pricing and technical comparisons with other solutions, which were offered to us, made a compelling argument in choosing CoSoSys as our DLP & MDM vendor.”

Industry: IT

DLP solutions: Endpoint Protector 4 – Device Control, DLP, and Mobile Device Management

Outcomes:

  • Easy to use
  • Access to a rich portfolio of data security features
  • Complete and detailed reporting on transferred information
  • Endpoint protection on mobile endpoints

Read the full Day Zero Security and CoSoSys case study.

3. Umivale

Umivale is an occupational health care organization in Valencia, Spain. With approximately 700 employees and over 55,000 clients, Umivale has to manage regulatory and health care data for the thousands of employees working for its clients.

Umivale’s most valuable possession is the data it collects. It needed a solution to secure the sensitive health care and personal data it collects and protect it both at rest and in transit to achieve compliance and gain its clients’ trust.

Using a variety of McAfee security solutions, Umivale was able to secure its numerous user workstations and servers.

Industry: Public health

DLP solutions: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, McAfee Endpoint Threat Protection, McAfee Complete Data Protection – Advanced Suite, and McAfee DLP Endpoint

Outcomes:

  • Fast and efficient data protection
  • Improved monitoring of incoming and outgoing data flows
  • Improved utilization and enforcement of security policies
  • Data volume and context analysis
  • Reduced costs

Read the full Umivale and McAfee case study.

4. Kent State University

Kent State University is an established research university based in Akron, Ohio. It offers thousands of educational programs to tens of thousands of students everywhere, served by an equally large faculty.

Kent State University has to safeguard student and faculty data against cyber attacks and vulnerabilities. In 2020 and due to COVID-19 regulations, the university’s IT team had to move over 9,000 courses to online learning in two weeks.

Switching to Microsoft and Azure’s managed infrastructure allowed the university to control data access, moving closer to a single sign-on (SSO) user experience. It also enabled them to access enhanced security features, like data loss prevention and information protection.

“We have found new and incredibly creative ways to use Teams, ways that I don’t think Microsoft even anticipated we could use Teams for,” says Robert Eckman, CISO r at Kent State University.

Industry: Higher education

DLP solutions: Azure Cloud Services, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft 356, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Teams

Outcomes:

  • Building a highly secure and resilient IT infrastructure
  • Creating an SSO user experience
  • Multi-factor authentication for over 100,000 people on campus

Read the full Kent State University and Microsoft Case Study.

5. Pure Jingles

Pure Jingles is a broadcasting and media production company based in the Netherlands. Founded in 2007, it has produced many programs for radio stations all over Europe.

Due to the nature of its industry, data leaks could be disastrous, and the risk has increased in the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Working with CoSoSys, Pure used multiple layers of security, from Device Control to Content-Aware DLP.

“We decided to take the basic software we used so far to the next level of security with Endpoint Protector 4, because it best suits our needs,” says Melvin Sleeking, AV specialist at Pure Jingles.

“The experience with the vendor has been very good, and the support team is very helpful and fast.”

Industry: Broadcasting and media production

DLP solutions: Endpoint Protector 4

Outcomes:

  • Prevents data leaks through uploads
  • Access privileges segmentation
  • Access to a responsive and fast support team

Read the full Pure Jingles and CoSoSys case study.

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