Orchestria’s Schizophrenic DLP Policy Definition

Orchestria is a leading vendor of data leak prevention technology. The company has a nicely schizophrenic approach to policy definition. There are two user interfaces:

  • One for the nasty bits, where you use a human-unfriendly scripting language to define the catch filters and such.
  • One that defines the easier things, like whether the filter triggers a block or a warning, and the string that's presented to the user.

Architecturally, that feels right. All things being equal, it's good to shield as much of the nasty bits from users and administrators. Geeks (e.g., perhaps your harmless correspondent) exist to deal with the nasty bits.

... David Ferris

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