Overview of McAfee Data Loss Prevention Data loss occurs when confidential or private information leaves the enterprise as a result of unauthorized communication through channels such as applications, physical devices, or network protocols. McAfee® Data Loss Prevention (McAfee DLP) products protect against data loss by identifying and securing data within your network and offline. McAfee DLP policies help you understand the types of data on your network, how the data is accessed and transmitted, and if the data contains sensitive or confidential information. Use McAfee DLP products to build and implement effective protection policies while reducing the need for extensive trial and error. What is McAfee DLP?McAfee DLP is a suite of products, each of which protects different types of data in your network. Key featuresMcAfee DLP includes these features. How it worksAll McAfee DLP products identify sensitive data or user activity, take action on policy violations, and create incidents of violations. How McAfee DLP Endpoint and McAfee Device Control workMcAfee DLP Endpoint inspects enterprise users’ actions on sensitive content on their computers. How McAfee DLP Discover works McAfee DLP Discover runs on Microsoft Windows servers and scans network file systems and databases to identify and protect sensitive files and data. McAfee DLP Prevent — Protecting email and web trafficMcAfee DLP Prevent integrates with an MTA server or web proxy to monitor email and web traffic and prevent potential data loss incidents. McAfee DLP Monitor — Analyzing network trafficUse McAfee DLP Monitor to learn about the quantity and types of data transferred across the network. McAfee DLP Monitor does not block or change network traffic, so you can integrate it into a production environment without impacting live traffic. McAfee DLP Prevent for Mobile Email — Protecting mobile email McAfee DLP Prevent for Mobile Email integrates with MobileIron Mobile Device Management (MDM) servers to analyze email sent to mobile devices. Interaction with other McAfee products McAfee DLP integrates with other McAfee products, increasing the functionality of the product suite.