Data loss prevention

Information securityInformation security

Data loss prevention software helps to manage how confidential information is being used on end-user workstations. It can discover and monitor confidential information and, when required, take actions to protect information from being inappropriately used. For example, it can be used to prevent an end-user from copying a file containing credit card numbers to a USB flash drive.

University Systems recommends and supports Symantec Data Loss Prevention Endpoint Prevent software, which provides benefits such as central management, policy enforcement, and reporting. This software is primary intended for workstations that must be compliant with PCI-DSS and are involved in the processing of payments.

Who can use this service?

  • Departments
  • Faculty
  • Staff

How do I access this service?

Deployments of this software are part of a PCI-DSS compliance initiative, so coordination through the Finance department is necessary. For more information on PCI compliance and accepting payment cards refer to the Merchant Training Resources site.

Once the license has been obtained, contact the Computer Help Desk or your local desktop support staff. They can assist with the download and installation of the software.

What is the cost for this service?

To obtain Symantec Data Loss Prevention EndPoint Prevent software, contact the Technology Solutions Centre,

When is this service available?

This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. You can be informed of service interruptions by subscribing to Informed. Servers do not need to be available or reachable for this service to function.

How do I get help with this service?

For assistance with this service, please contact the Computer Help Desk:

Telephone: 250-721-7687
In person: Locations & hours

If your department has Desktop Support Services, contact your departmental personnel.