Gartner assigns Data Loss Prevention (DLP) as the fastest growing security segment, with an annual growth rate of 18.9 percent through 2018. Driving this growth is the mind-boggling amount of electronic data that is accumulating year over year.

Research firm IDC says by 2020, the data we collectively create annually will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes. Add in recent increases in the portability of data and employee mobility, and the potential for data loss escalates further.

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