In this series, we’re looking at why you need a specialist provider when it comes to data classification. We’ve already looked at why you need a labelling policy that reflects the way data is used around the business, why you need sophisticated and flexible metadata, and how a single vendor approach can hinder your data security efforts. Now, in the final part of our series on why you need a specialist provider, we’re asking if a single vendor approach is going to support all the products your business is using.
4. Are you going to get the product support you need?
While most data classification solutions will generally support the likes of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint within the Microsoft Office product set, it’s likely that a lot of your IP may be located in other programs such as Visio and Project, on Mac or Google Workspace, and within CAD solutions to name a few.
Classification within an organization needs to go beyond the borders of the basics of MS Office, and be able to classify all file types, while also understanding the classification values within alternative file stores in the business.
The data security landscape today requires organisations to be compliant with far more regulations than ever before, and this is only increasing. Data classification provides the key to better control of sensitive data, and in turn, better cybersecurity within your business. Therefore, you need to be consulting with expert solution providers to make sure you get it right first time.
If you want to learn more about why you need to be relying on best-of-breed experts to provide your data classification solution, why not watch our webcast “Data Classification Take 30: Why You Need A Specialist Provider”.
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