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Public Services Network

The PSN CoCo succeeds the Government Connect Secure Extranet (GCSx) and Government Secure Intranet (GSi). It’s a UK Government Wide Area Network that enables connected organisations, including local authorities and central government, to communicate electronically and securely at low protective marking levels. The Code of Connection (CoCo) provides a minimum set of security standards that organisations must adhere to when joining the Public Services Network.

The PSN Code of Connection is based on the GCSx CoCo version 4.1 and includes the requirement for labelling emails with protective markings.

Specifically within version 2.7 of the Public Services Network Code Template, Annex B identifies the Customer Information Assurance (IA) compliance conditions and Condition EMA.1 requires that emails and their attachments are labelled and that the labelling schema is in line with the Government Security Classification scheme (GSC).

What’s the risk?

Organisations who do not comply with Public Services Network Codes will have their connection to the Public Services Network revoked and will be subject to additional scrutiny during time-consuming audit processes.

Boldon James Data Classification products make it simple for a user to classify emails within commercial off-the-shelf, market leading software in a familiar interface. They provide visual indicators to highlight protective markings to recipients of protected mail, encouraging better recognition and awareness. Boldon James Data Classification products support compliance with PSN CoCo by:

  • Notifying users when document and email markings conflict to prevent inadvertent disclosure.
  • Clearance checking to ensure email recipients are authorised to receive protectively marked information.
  • Enhance data management, archiving and security technologies through metadata labelling.
  • Full support for GSC classification policies

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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


Knowledge Classifier
Scans and classifies data-at-rest, data stored on-premise, or the Cloud in line with implemented Classifier policy

Knowledge Classifier

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


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

"User friendly Administration console helps to easily understand and implement classification"

Implementation is rather easier than other competitive products, administration console is also easier to understand and everything relevant to classification is there.
Also there are number of default templates and default messages to use with classification rules.

IT Project Manager in the Finance Industry

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