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The Zscaler Data Protection Tour: Alerting Users of DLP Policy Violations

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In this blog series, we are taking our readers on a tour of various challenges to enterprise data security. As we do so, we will detail the ins and outs of each subject, describe why they all matter when it comes to keeping sensitive information safe, and explain how your organization can thoroughly and easily address each use case with Zscaler technologies—like its cloud access security broker (CASB), data loss prevention (DLP), and more.

In each installment of this series, a brief video will accomplish the above while presenting a succinct demonstration in the Zscaler user interface, concretely showing how you can protect your data. 

Prior topics include shadow IT, risky file sharing, SaaS misconfigurations, noncorporate SaaS tenants, sensitive data leakage, reducing DLP false positives, and securing key documents. This blog post’s topic is:

DLP user notifications

DLP policies are typically configured and enforced without the knowledge of the end user. As a result, employees often receive a frustrating user experience; for example, when a file upload to the cloud is blocked because sensitive information is detected, and the user does not understand why her or his action is being prevented. Not only does this impede employee productivity (and satisfaction), but it fails to include users as partners in the quest to protect data.

Zscaler’s leading data loss prevention includes user notifications that keep employees informed about policy violations in real time. When a policy is enforced, users receive an alert via Slack or Microsoft Teams that explains why controls were imposed on their activities. It also provides users with an opportunity to give feedback that can help IT refine existing DLP policies.

To learn more about DLP user notifications with Zscaler, watch the below demo.



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