DeviceLock has announced the launch of the new version of its endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) suite, with a strong focus on Microsoft Windows endpoints.

According to the company, DeviceLock 7.0 Endpoint DLP Suite is the first version to extend contextual controls to a wide range of endpoint network communications, and to enforce essential content filtering across various data channels on corporate endpoint computers.

It said that it exerts contextual control over local data channels on protected computers, including all peripheral devices and ports, smartphones and local or networked printers.

Using version 7, it said that administrators can manage distributed agents that enforce centrally defined data loss prevention policies that permit or prohibit data flows based on user, data type, interface, flow direction, state of encryption, date and time.

Modules include the separately licensed NetworkLock that extends protection to FTP sites, HTTP/HTTPS connections, instant messenger clients, webmail and social networking applications such as Twitter, Gmail and Facebook. ContentLock is another new module and enables the monitoring and filtering of textual content in files and data objects based on content rules that analyse context and regular expressions.

Ashot Oganesyan, CTO and founder of DeviceLock, said: “The WikiLeaks case has vividly demonstrated that the threat of data leaks from endpoint computers is not a marketing hype, it is a harsh reality.

“The new DeviceLock version removes that inhibitor, as it provides maximum leakage prevention at minimum upfront and ownership cost. For endpoint DLP it makes sense to start by contextually covering the obvious port, device and network leakage channels and then add content filtering for the most sensitive or suspect data flows. DeviceLock's modular structure and licensing program makes DLP practical for the mainstream corporate market and affordable for organisations of any size and budget, including small and medium-sized businesses.”