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Classification

What is it?

Classification categorises the sensitivity of an organisation?s data and information assets.

Why you need it

Utilising 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 works

With 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.

  • Key Vendors

Boldon James Information Classification products allow you to apply relevant visual & metadata labels (protective markings) to messages and documents in order to enforce information assurance policies, raise user awareness of security policies and orchestrate multiple security technologies.

Amongst the Bolden James product set are solutions for Sharepoint, Email and File classification, Visual and MetaData labelling and protective marking for documents and files and solutions for classification on Mobile Devices.