BeyondTrust has announced the expansion of its PowerBroker product line to incorporate a data loss prevention (DLP) solution.

The launch follows BeyondTrust's acquisition of GentleSecurity, which renames the Leakwall DLP solution to PowerBroker Desktops, DLP Edition.

According to the privilege delegation and authorisation management solution provider, the introduction of this solution will help customers monitor and control sensitive data critical to their businesses.

BeyondTrust said that the DLP solution is a content-driven loss prevention system that polices sensitive data on desktops by monitoring and controlling data transfer across distributed and diverse network environments. It also said that this will add an additional layer of security management control to its portfolio by helping customers remotely monitor internal interactions and assess sensitive content loss.

The company said that the solution reduces the risks of information loss and leakage by increasing IT visibility into and over endpoint violations via file encryption, usage and permission controls to intellectual property.

The software monitors sensitive content through several mechanisms; including content sampling, file type designation and user creator, and it allows IT departments to centrally define and manage their information security remotely and in real time.

John Mutch, CEO at BeyondTrust, said: “The acquisition of GentleSecurity and the launch of our PowerBroker Desktop DLP solution add a very important technology to our vision of securing the perimeter within.

“GentleSecurity CEO Andrey Kolishchak is a respected thought leader in the security industry and will become a valuable addition to the BeyondTrust team.”

Kolishchak said: “Now, being a part of the BeyondTrust team means more resources, broader reach and enhanced collaboration and development of simple to deploy, cost-effective solutions for DLP to help address increased concerns around corporate security.”