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US firms 'getting better at data loss prevention'

Rachel Wheeler

May 27, 2009

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US enterprises are seeing increasing success when it comes to data loss prevention, it has been claimed.

According to IT industry analyst Burton Group, new stringent compliance guidelines are ensuring those who do not comply with breach disclosure requirements face effective penalties.

Vice president of consulting services at the company Doug Simmons commented: "Data loss prevention tools are becoming more attractive options for companies wanting to identify and protect sensitive information."

Trent Henry, an analyst at the organization, added that such projects continue to be funded despite the economic climate and data quality teams understand they need to effectively follow where information is sent.

Last week, Silicon.com reported the increasing quantity of data now collected by companies is creating a need for more tools that allow them to maintain a high level of data quality.

The technology news provider went on to say more sophisticated tools are being deployed in order to improve data mining and the analyzing collected information.
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