News | August 16, 2010

Palisade Systems Brings Easy Regulatory Compliance To SMBs

ComplianceSafe Offers Internet-Based Data Loss Prevention Solution

Palisade Systems, the leader in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises, announced the launch of ComplianceSafe, the company's first Data Loss Prevention product optimized for small businesses. ComplianceSafe runs as a service, like Facebook or Web mail, and protects small businesses against inadvertent disclosure of private or sensitive data that can occur through outbound e-mail data leaks. The ComplianceSafe product was built with the needs of small business customers in mind and provides an added layer of security that's cost effective and easy to implement – even without an IT department.

Data leaks are serious problems for SMBs, especially in financial services, retail and healthcare. Small businesses are governed by the same federal and state regulations and business rules as large enterprises including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), state privacy laws in California, Massachusetts, and elsewhere, as well as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Violating these rules can damage reputation, cost business, and result in massive fines to small businesses. ComplianceSafe and all of Palisade Systems' leading DLP products are built to prevent data loss and keep confidential information confidential.

"Smaller businesses are equally prone to the inadvertent and costly disclosure of private or sensitive data but, compared to larger companies, they are often ill-equipped to deploy and operate a complex DLP solution," said Peter Christy, principal, Internet Research Group. "Palisade's SaaS offering is designed so that customer expertise requirements are minimal, and, therefore, makes valuable DLP capabilities available to a much larger market."

ComplianceSafe controls the flow of confidential information in outbound email messages, minimizing data loss concerns for small business owners. The service monitors data leaving the premises via email and regulates information flowing outward such as: Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, Patient Health Information (PHI), financial information, proprietary business knowledge, and other data that should be kept confidential.

"There was an entire market segment locked out of data loss prevention services because of price and a complex implementation process favored enterprise organizations with IT departments," said Christian Renaud, CEO, Palisade Systems. "ComplianceSafe breaks through these barriers and delivers a SaaS solution that makes meeting regulatory requirements as easy as managing a Facebook account."

Set-Up is as easy as 1, 2, 3

  • Step 1: Sign up for the service at:
  • Step 2: Point your company's outbound e-mail at ComplianceSafe servers.
  • Step 3: Use ComplianceSafe's easy wizards to define how email containing confidential information should be handled – blocked, notify user, notify mail administrator, etc.

About Palisade Systems
Palisade Systems, Inc. is an industry leader in the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) market. Palisade's patented DLP product, PacketSure, is the industry's only all-in-one appliance that can be installed and running in less than one hour. PacketSure helps organizations proactively secure sensitive and proprietary intellectual property from leaving data networks, defines and enforces access to internal network resources, and enforces compliance with federal privacy and industry security regulations such as HIPAA and GLBA. ComplianceSafe, the company's flagship SaaS product provides easy-to-implement, cost-effective DLP solutions for small businesses. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Palisade Systems