Content Control: Profusion of Industry Terms

There's a lot of vendor investment in technology that scans unstructured information, checks whether it satisfies policy, is compliant with regulations, and isn't malware. Then it takes corresponding action.

The industry is looking for a standard name for the technology. Different terms are used, including:

  • Information leak prevention (ILP)
  • Data leak prevention
  • Data loss prevention
  • Content monitoring/filtering
  • Content control
  • Outbound content control
  • Information content protection
  • Information protection and control

Our vote goes for "content control."

... David Ferris

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