Preventing Intellectual Property Leakage

Intellectual Property (IP) is the lifeblood for every organization and as such, must be protected against leakage. One common and occasionally overlooked channel is email. This page talks about how Xeams can be used to prevent IP leakage.

In addition to IP leakage, companies need to ensure other sensitive data or information is protected, such as personal identifiable information, vendor cost/pricing, employee/client health records, customer pricing, contracts, financial data, etc.


IP leakage can potentially have long-term consequences on your business. Consider the following examples:

  • Losing competitive edge by compromised patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, etc.
  • Regulatory fines
  • Civil lawsuits
  • Loss of business

How Can Xeams Help

Several features in Xeams help companies protect their sensitive data as well as IP.
Policy Violation Alerts Automatic alerts can be triggered when certain sensitive data is found either in inbound or outbound emails. Administrators can configure triggers to search following components of an email.

  • Sender/Recipient's Email address
  • Sender's IP address
  • Attachments
  • Subject or Body
Attachment Reports Historic reports can easily help investigators find who sent or received certain attachments.
Message Catalog Summarized message catalog help investigators get a summary of emails sent and received from interesting parties. For example, it is very easy to find what emails were sent by an employee before the left the company.