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Method for Rapid Detection of Sensitive Information in Data Repositories for Duplicate Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000228042D
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-04
Document File: 5 page(s) / 237K

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Laxmikant Gunda: INVENTOR [+3]

Abstract

This publication describes detecting sensitive information by Data Loss Prevention (DLP) software from multiple storage repositories such as production file systems, backups, snapshots, archives, SharePoint and email systems, by closely integrating with backup and archive software.

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Method for Rapid Detection of Sensitive Information in Data Repositories for

Duplicate Data

Laxmikant Gunda Anindya Banerjee

Pradip Kulkarni

Symantec Corporation

Abstract

This publication describes detecting sensitive information by Data Loss Prevention (DLP) software from multiple storage repositories such as production file systems, backups, snapshots, archives, SharePoint and email systems, by closely integrating with backup and archive software.

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Method for Rapid Detection of Sensitive Information in Data Repositories for Duplicate Data

Problem Statement

     Data Loss Prevention (DLP) software can typically scan various information repositories on a scheduled basis. These information repositories can be file systems, backups (local and replicated), snapshots, archives, virtual machines, SharePoint and messaging systems like Exchange or Domino. The sensitive file could be backed up by the backup application. It would be found in local snapshots and backups that could be present locally or in a geographically different replicated location, within the archives, within collaboration repositories like SharePoint document libraries, blogs, wikis and within email systems where infected files could have been attached as emails.

     Today, there are problems with this kind of a system where DLP scans individual storage repositories in a siloed manner. The schedule of a DLP scan is typically different for these repositories and in certain cases not all reposito...