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ANNOUNCEMENT: HelpSystems Acquires Leading Data Classification Providers to Bolster Security Business

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International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of a specific list of defence-related munitions and services. ITAR also includes Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs) which may just mean the transfer of the knowledge of how to do something rather than the equipment itself.

Designed to control access to various types of technology and information associated with them by nationality and geography, ITAR prevents the disclosure of sensitive data to organisations or individuals overseas, in order to safeguard US national security. The detail of the rules are very complex and rigorously applied.

Exporters or manufacturers of items controlled by ITAR are obliged to register with the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). These organisations are then encouraged to create ITAR compliance programmes for record-keeping which include the identification, receipt and tracking of ITAR-controlled items and technical data.

Since 1999 penalties for ITAR breaches have sky-rocketed with the highest enforcement action to date being an action for $100 million in 2007.

Penalties against organisations generally require mandatory spending on compliance measures, including the appointment of an Internal Special Compliance Officer. They can also require an external audit. In serious cases, companies may lose the right to export or be involved in specific programmes for a specific period.

Boldon James Data Classification products support compliance with ITAR by requiring users to identify key data enabling their organisation to make decisions about how that data is stored and transmitted. Investment in such processes may constitute a ‘reasonable measures’ defence in the event of a contravention of the ITAR regulations.

  • Increasing user awareness of their duty of care in relation to Export Control
  • Facilitating the labelling of documents with their Export Control Classification Number
  • Providing an internal ‘check and send’ on the clearance level of users
  • Allowing Domain clearance checking to ensure information is sent to the correct external organisations
  • Leveraging other third party technologies that can help protect your data.


Case Study:

Protecting Data Throughout its Lifecycle

Our best-of-breed Data Classification solutions enable organisations to effectively manage data, streamline operations and proactively respond to regulatory change.


Office Classifier
Incorporates data classification into the primary productivity tools of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint – and also Visio and Project

CAD Classifier
Brings the benefits of data classification to key design documents across a variety of CAD applications, including AutoCAD and Draftsight

Mac Classifier
Brings the benefits of user-centric data classification to organisations using Mac devices


File Classifier
Provides users with the means to classify any file held in Windows File Store

SharePoint Classifier
Classify data stored within Microsoft SharePoint using the familiar and intuitive Classifier interface

Box Classifier
Extends document classification into Box Cloud-based storage ensuring seamless document control regardless of its location


Classifier Administration
Provides everything System Administrators need to manage your scheme with simplicity.

Classifier Reporting
Monitor and report on classification events and the handling of classified data


Email Classifier
Adds message classification capabilities to Microsoft Outlook

Notes Classifier
Adds message classification capabilities to Lotus Notes

OWA Classifier
Brings classification to the Microsoft Outlook Web App, providing a consistent, intuitive experience to users

Mobile Classifier
Extends classification to portable devices such as smartphones and tablets providing consistent classification, including iOS, Android and Windows

Mobile Filter
Works with Boldon James Classifier and SAFEmail solutions to stop the synchronisation of your most sensitive emails from Microsoft Exchange mailboxes

Exchange Classifier
Enhances endpoint classification solutions by applying policy to every message sent and received within your organisation, internal or external, inbound or outbound

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Gartner Peer Insights

"Great product for user awareness"

Very good customer support for implementation and operations. The product is great for improving user awareness of data classification.

IT Project Manager in the Finance Industry

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