Data Classification: The First Step to Protecting Unstructured Data

Data security breaches can have a huge impact on an organisation’s reputation, shattering customer trust and loyalty, so it’s unsurprising that data protection is higher up the boardroom agenda than it’s ever been. In this white paper, we look at how the threat landscape has changed for businesses, the drivers behind the change – both technical and cultural, and the challenges involved in managing, controlling and protecting data. We then introduce a data-centric approach to security which involves users themselves in classifying information, with practical guidance on how to take the first steps in deploying an organisation wide user-driven data classification policy.


  • The changing Threat Landscape
  • Why tracking and protecting data is increasingly hard
  • Shifting the focus to the data
  • Where do you start?
  • Best practice: User Driven Data Classification

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

"Great Customer Satisfaction and a well integrated product"

The Boldon James Engineers are very supportive in assisting with deployments, queries and handling issues.

"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.

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