What is it?Classification categorises the sensitivity of an organisation?s data and information assets.
Why you need itUtilising a Classification system throughout an organisation protects data from inadvertent or deliberate leakage.
In many industry sectors Compliance is a consideration and assets need to be sufficiently protected in order to maintain reputation and secure intellectual property. Classification systems can assist in ensuring compliance.
A classification system offers the following benefits to business:
- Raises user awareness and accountability
- Allows control over how emails are filtered and handled
- Prevents the leak of sensitive information
- Assists with internal and external compliance rules
How it worksWith business email, users have to classify and label their message appropriately before sending. Data that they may be sending may already have a security classification applied and the message can reflect this. Dependent upon policies and integrated with content solutions, the appropriate action can be applied to a message, either block, strip, send or encrypt. With email archiving and compliance a classification system can assist in identifying the emails that need to be archived and retained for a set period of time.
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