How to Identify Data at Risk on Your Endpoints

By: Arieanna Schweber | 7/2/2016

Data lost through malicious or negligent behavior can be harmful to an organization. We’ve been talking a lot lately about the risks that Shadow IT and the Insider Threat pose to your organization. The most recent studies indicate that insider threats, the endpoint and unsanctioned cloud use are the top data security risks. And data breaches are more costly than ever before. By gaining visibility into all of your devices, you can more actively avoid the loss of intellectual property or other sensitive data. With more oversight, you can not only minimize your data at risk and the costs associated with a data breach, but potentially eliminate it.

We recently put together a document on Identifying Data at Risk with Absolute DDS. In this datasheet, we introduce some of the advanced reporting and remediation capabilities of Absolute DDS, including our new Endpoint Data Discovery (EDD) feature.

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In the document, you will learn how Absolute DDS can silently scan files stored on your devices to detect content that is confidential or at risk. Since EDD scans require no user interaction, you’ll be able to investigate potential insider threats. You can also perform remediation activities on devices at risk once discovered. We offer a variety of custom data points to scan for, but you can create custom searches as well. In our document, we provide several screenshots of Endpoint Data Discovery at work. Check out the level of detail available in our reports as well as the value of our history reports.

Based on device or user activity, you can quickly assess and respond to risks. This in turn allows you to prove to regulators that no sensitive data was stored on a device, even if a device is beyond your control and never recovered.

You don’t have to worry about a data breach if no data was at risk. With the level of visibility and control available to you with Absolute DDS, you can find out data at risk, identify insider threats, and take preventative actions to regain control over your endpoint and the data they contain.  Learn more at

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