Copy protection in data security is the process of protecting files and folders from being copied without proper authorization to any device in the same network. Unauthorized copying of data can lead to data leak, exposure, or even a breach. File copy protection ensures the safety of data at rest and in use.
Copy protection of intellectual property or assets is another component of data security that must not be confused with copy protection of business-critical data in general.
Monitor all Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V actions
Block all Ctrl + C actions.
Files can be protected from unwarranted copy actions in many ways. The following are the most commonly used methods:
All of these measures or a combination of them can be used to control data theft. A good copy protection strategy should involve physical controls as well as digital counterparts.
The most effective strategy would be to deploy software that selectively protects classified files and gives you full control over their movements.
Anti-file copy software addresses the risk at its source, i.e., endpoints. With the right solution, IT admins will be able to: