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Executive View
By Paul Simmonds

Data Classification – Boldon James Solution

Data classification is a requirement of every security framework. More importantly it should be a key part of any organization’s control framework, by clearly informing the person (or system) handing the information, whether an employee of the company or an external entity, how that information should be handled. Only by providing clear, unambiguous guidance can information be properly protected and the risk of an accidental breach minimized. Using automated toolsets that aid and guide the users in data classification provides one of the best ways to automatically control information in a consistent manner through all stages of its lifecycle.
By Paul Simmonds
ps@kuppingercole.com

1 Introduction

The ISO 27001 Information Security standard, defines the need for Data Classification, and in most organizations that have a documented Information Se ...

Documents that are classified can then be handled appropriately and extending that classification to the data meta-tags allows systems, file-stores, e ...

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2 Product Description

Data classification in most organizations works best when driven top-down, and Boldon James claim this kind of deployment to be their sweet-spot, thou ...

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2.1 Breadth of tools

As with their competitors, the Microsoft Office suite is covered including Outlook, however there is also support for SharePoint, Exchange, Project an ...

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2.2 Integration with Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)

Once classified, other tools within the organization can leverage the meta-data now available to them; this includes integration with DLP vendors such ...

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2.3 Integration with mobile devices

The suite will natively provide a dashboard and report and demonstrate compliance. It also integrates into other third party analytics tools such as ...

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2.4 Integration into other tools and gateway products

The suite will natively provide a dashboard and report and demonstrate compliance. It also integrates into other third party analytics tools such as ...

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2.5 Automated deployment

With any tools that need to reside on a user’s end-point device (typically a corporate desktop or laptop) the cost to “touch” every device is hi ...

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2.6 Licensing & other costs

Boldon James license on a per-user model with volume breaks and offer perpetual as well as rental licenses. Expect to add an (industry standard) 25% a ...

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2.7 Cloud and data outside the company perimeter

As organizations move to more cloud usage then it is essential that Data Classification can be extended to those environments.

For organizations usi ...

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2.8 Effectiveness

Allianz, the European financial services company claims a 60% improvement in user security awareness and an 89% reduction in breaches of security poli ...

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3 Strengths and Challenges

The main strength and competitive advantage of the Boldon James Data Classification suite is its flexibility and integration into a wide range of stan ...

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