Boldon James and Websense partner to deliver an integrated approach to Data Loss Prevention and Data Classification

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Farnborough, April 15th, 2015 – – QinetiQ’s data security company Boldon James, a leading provider of Data Classification and Secure Messaging solutions, today announced its partnership with Websense, a global leader in protecting organisations from the latest cyber-attacks and data theft.

The partnership means organisations will be in a better position to achieve a comprehensive data security strategy and highlights the extensive interoperability capabilities of the Boldon James Classifier data classification solution and Websense® TRITON APX 8.0 modular platform for advanced threat and data theft prevention.

Forming part of the Websense Vendor Alliance, the partnership bolsters the existing relationship that the companies have developed over the past 12 months working on joint projects and raises the bar for best practice in delivering a Data Loss Prevention (DLP) strategy, forming the cornerstone of any organisation’s overall security approach.

Data classification is fundamental to any organisation’s data security strategy and allows users who create and handle data to assign value to it and further enables individuals to make informed decisions on how the data is managed, protected and shared, whilst establishing a metadata-driven safety net that prevents sensitive data from being incorrectly distributed. Boldon James’ data classification solution complements Websense TRITON APX Data Loss Prevention, by providing an additional source of accurate classification metadata that enhances DLP policy decision-making.

“This is a positive alliance for Boldon James, especially as Websense is a recognised leader in the area of DLP. The partnership will strengthen our position in the market, enabling us to more effectively support companies with a diverse range of DLP needs.” said Keith Vallance, Product Director at Boldon James. “Data loss prevention strategies can be enhanced, by incorporating insight from the user and taking into account their knowledge of the business value of information being shared. Combining Boldon James Classifier with a comprehensive Data Loss Prevention solution such as TRITON AP-DATA, the users become active contributors to an effective data theft prevention solution.”

“We recognise the fact that organisations that adopt a data-centric approach to their DLP strategy are more successful. By supplying Websense TRITON APX DLP with classification metadata, Boldon James Classifier complements our advanced data analysis methods, helping to reduce the overall risk of data loss.” said John Stringer, Global Product Manager for Websense. “Partnering with leading data classification solution providers, like Boldon James, enables our partners and customers to effectively implement a set of complementary data security controls. We look forward to growing our partnership with Boldon James and maximising our respective experience to benefit all our mutual clients.”