DALLAS, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Texas-based Credant Technologies has released a new data security solution designed to protect sensitive information for the U.S. government.
Credant announced the launch of its endpoint data leakage prevention technology called Credant Protector. Company officials say the Protector is designed to secure removable computer media containing sensitive government data from malicious cyberattacks.
Credant says the release of the Protector is part of an effort to address the security threats to an increasingly mobile Defense Department workforce, among other government agencies.
"The recent malicious code attack to the Department of Defense's network using USB (universal serial bus) drives demonstrates that removable media can increase the vulnerability of sensitive government data," Pete Morrison, Credant vice president of North America sales, said in a statement.
"At the same time, removable media also enhances the government's ability to share information -- an essential tool in protecting the homeland, supporting the war fighter, and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of government. The Credant Protector solution helps the government meet these mission-critical needs, allowing information technology administrators, rather than individual users, to control data ports."