Digital Guardian is an American data loss prevention software company which provides software both at the end-user level and in corporate networks, servers, databases, and the cloud. Digital Guardian is designed to see and stop malicious actions by users and malware on endpoints. It puts data events into context and applies a granular set of rules to protect it against threats. The company holds 20 patents for its technology. Its customers include about 300 Global 2000 companies, as well as seven of the 10 largest brands in the world. It is considered to be a leader in the global data loss prevention market. The company was founded in 2003 under the name Verdasys. From the start, its flagship product was Digital Guardian, a data-centric security platform monitoring and encrypting all proprietary or sensitive information passing through a desktop, laptop, or enterprise server.