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Now Available: Outlook PDF Watermark

As part of Virtru’s mission to make data privacy and control easier than ever, we’re excited to announce our PDF Watermark capability is now available for use in Outlook for Windows. Virtru Pro’s PDF Watermark feature now enables Outlook senders to individually watermark any encrypted PDF attachment that they share with their recipient’s email address – […]

January 4, 2017 | Business, Security
Data Protection That Supports the eDiscovery Process

Historically, data protection for business has been an obstacle to eDiscovery — at least as far as email is concerned. Email encryption tools that allow your workers to communicate securely can also interfere with search functionality, complicating the eDiscovery process. By adding encrypted search and Google Vault eDiscovery support, Virtru has overcome a major obstacle, […]

January 2, 2017 | Business
Business Privacy Policy: Protecting Your Customers & Your Business

For many companies, business data protection seems simultaneously like an obligation and an impossibility. On the one hand, businesses need to protect users’ data. On the other hand they have to be able to communicate with users and partners all over the globe. Pre-Internet, upholding a strong business privacy policy wasn’t hard. You could store […]

December 12, 2016 | Business, Security
Next Level Data Loss Prevention Tools: Beyond the Perimeter

The goal of traditional data loss prevention tools (DLP) is to stop confidential data from leaving the organization. If an insider accidentally (or intentionally) bypasses DLP protection, however, there’s not much they can do. Once the data is out there, it can be shared, copied or published, and there’s very little you can do about […]

December 8, 2016 | Business, Security
Data Loss Protection: Safeguarding Trade Secrets

Corporations invest huge amounts of money and effort into safeguarding trade secrets and other pieces of intellectual property. They screen and interview potential employees carefully, draw up strict NDAs to protect data and create elaborate and arcane rules to control access. But often, they neglect the most important control — their data loss protection program. […]

December 2, 2016 | Business, Security
Why Business Data Privacy is Good for Your Bottom Line

Customers are increasingly concerned with business data privacy, and react strongly to news of data breaches. A recent study showed that 75% of adults are worried about privacy or security issues. Even more concerning, 71% of those studied said they would think twice about shopping at a retail store that whose customer information was attacked […]

November 15, 2016 | Business, Security
4 DLP Security Best Practices for Email

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is one of the most effective tools to reduce the risk of inadvertent breaches. Properly implemented, it can catch costly mistakes before they harm your organization, and even help employees learn your security policies. However, DLP is not a one-size-fits-all solution — it needs to be properly configured for your organization. […]

November 3, 2016 | Business, Security
Corporate Security: 4 Key Tools for Business Data Protection

Part 3: Cyber Security Awareness Month Series Good security policies are the foundation of business data protection, but they’re not enough without the right technology. In part 2 of our cyber security awareness series, we explained how to evaluate your current corporate data security protections to make sure they’re up to snuff. In part 3, […]

October 26, 2016 | Business
Corporate Data Security — Evaluating the Risks to Secure Business Data

Part 2: Cyber Security Awareness Month Series Your biggest data security risk isn’t hostile outsiders — it’s negligent insiders. Most insider threats in cyber security come from a lack of clear policies and consistent training. In Part 1 of our Cyber Security Awareness Series, we discussed the damage breaches can do to your company and your […]

October 14, 2016 | Business, Security
More than Money — the Other Costs of Bad Corporate Security

Part 1: Cyber Security Awareness Month Series It’s natural to think of corporate security and business privacy risks as just part of doing business — in fact, it would be irrational not to. Whether it’s a valuable piece of proprietary information, a customer order or a routine email, any electronic data is potentially vulnerable to […]

October 4, 2016 | Business