Boldon James and Acaveo Partner

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Boldon James and Acaveo Partner to Deliver Comprehensive Solution to Address Unstructured Data Challenges

Partnership highlights the value Data Classification brings to Information Governance.

Farnborough and Ottowa, ON, February 23rd, 2016 – QinetiQ’s data security company Boldon James, a leading provider of Data Classification and Secure Messaging solutions, and Acaveo, a Gartner Cool Vendor in Information Governance and developer of market leading File Analysis software, today announced a joint partnership to deliver a robust data classification solution for enterprise IT teams.

The combined value of the Acaveo and Boldon James solution provides advanced capabilities that enable organizations to easily apply classifications to unstructured data, deliver detailed reporting on classification efforts, and automate data management activities that can reduce IT cost and mitigate risk for the Enterprise.

Boldon James Classification software empowers users, who create and handle data, to easily assign value to it in the form of visual and metadata labels.  This is a key step in determining how the data is managed, protected and shared and fundamental to any organization’s data security and management strategy.  Critically, involving users in the classification process helps to foster a strong security culture that takes ownership for protecting sensitive data.

Acaveo is able to leverage the classification metadata values and include them as part of the data inventory process. This provides insight into key areas such as; who has access to the data based in the classification level, where is it located, how old is it, when was it last accessed, is the data duplicated in the environment, does it contain sensitive content and much more.  Additionally, organizations can leverage Acaveo to automate data management efforts such as migration, defensible deletion, collection of data and centrally apply or modify existing classification labels.

“This is an important alliance for Boldon James, as Acaveo is becoming a recognized leader in the area of File Analysis and Information Governance. The partnership will strengthen our position in the market, enabling us to more effectively support companies with a diverse range of unstructured data needs.” said David Langton, Marketing Director at Boldon James. “Combining Boldon James Classifier with a comprehensive Data Inventory and Management solution such as Acaveo’s, delivers a powerful one-two punch for Enterprise IT teams seeking control and management of their corporate data.”

“We strongly feel that organizations who leverage a holistic and managed approach to their unstructured data will be better armed to deal with growth and risk over time.” said Michael Bray, VP Business Development for Acaveo. “Partnering with Boldon James enables our customers to effectively implement data classification and leverage those insights to enhance their Information Governance efforts. We look forward to the evolution of our partnership and expanding our base of mutual clients.”


Boldon James are the market leaders in data classification and secure messaging software. We give our clients confidence when it comes to controlling and protecting their data. We are part of the QinetiQ group, a major UK plc and FTSE 250 company, and whilst our business has grown, our attitude to quality software development and customer service excellence remains the same. We pride ourselves in finding real solutions that work for our clients – whatever their challenge. We have over 30 years’ experience in facilitating secure messaging and classifying data to protect against sensitive data leaks. We work with the world’s leading commercial organisations, system integrators, defence forces and governments, driving effective classification of all kinds of data within their existing software environments. We’ve worked on some of the world’s largest IT security software programmes, collaborating with our network of global partners.

Acaveo is a market leading vendor of File Analysis software for enterprises seeking to reduce the cost and risk associated with their unstructured data.  Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Acaveo is a Microsoft Partner with an international client base.  Acaveo’s software is used by IT and Information Governance professionals to manage valuable information assets, conduct data deletion and migration, improve compliance and security, and reduce data storage and eDiscovery costs.