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

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UAE Regulations

All federal entities within the UAE including ministries, public corporations, institutions and public bodies are legally required to enforce Information Security policies since the introduction of the UAE Cabinet Resolution No. 21 of 2013.

The resolution is aimed at managing the data security environment in Dubai’s public sector. It provides a legal framework for information security and compels IT departments to enforce security policies to protect their critical data and control its use and movement.

One of the ways it seeks to do this is by requiring the classification of all data assets by employees.

Every federal employee is legally liable for non-compliance with the Resolution and is required to sign an acknowledgment to this effect. Failure to comply could mean fines or even imprisonment for employees.

As if the threat of fines or imprisonment isn’t enough, the Resolution expressly states that ‘every User (who) violates the provisions of this Regulation shall be punished according to the disciplinary sanctions set forth in the human resources laws and regulations applied in the FE he/she works for’ meaning that as well as fiscal sanctions or imprisonment, employees found not to be complying with the Resolution are subject to internal disciplinary regulations and penalties set by their employers.

The Resolution places personal responsibility firmly on the shoulders of Federal employees, requiring federal entities to demand employee classification of all data assets.

Boldon James Data Classification products support UAE Cabinet Resolution No. 21 of 2013 by offering classification capabilities that support the protection of data and drive data security solutions in a way that offers complete confidence and visibility across large and disparate organisations.

How does Boldon James Data Classification products support compliance with Cabinet Resolution No. 21 of 2013?
  • Classifying or labelling data to identify data files that require special handling.
  • Alerting users to the sensitive nature of data and ensuring data sharing follows policy guidelines.
  • Warning users of sensitive data being sent outside of the business, or preventing this from happening.

Read more about Cabinet Resolution No. 21 of 2013
Data Classification: The First Step to Protecting Unstructured Data

Case Study:
ME - Engineering and Manufacturing Data Protection


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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