Data loss prevention is a strategy for making sure that end users do not send sensitive or critical information outside the corporate network. The term is also used to describe software products that help a network administrator control what data end users can transfer.

Data loss prevention solves three main objectives that are common pain points for many organizations: personal information protection/compliance, intellectual property (IP) protection, and data visibility.

1. Personal Information Protection / Compliance
2. IP Protection
3. Data Visibility