Yet another security acquisition! On Thursday, RSA Security announced plans to acquire Tablus, a data leakage prevention (DLP) specialist, for an undisclosed amount.
Why the purchase? RSA is focused on data security, i.e. protecting the privacy, confidentiality, and integrity of the data itself rather than the IT infrastructure. RSA already has tools for encryption, key management and user access controls, while parent company EMC has content management and enterprise digital rights management. All of the existing stuff stores, manages or cloaks information. It doesn't prevent some sleazy user from saving the employee salary spreadsheet on a USB drive … Read more