Data Classification

Secure sensitive data against accidental and inadvertent loss

Why Prioritize Data Classification?

Increasing regulation, legislation, and compliance – and the growing risk of data breaches – are some of the biggest challenges impacting the data security of organizations today. But all too often, data lacks context, users are bombarded with too many false positive alerts, and accidental breaches occur. At the same time, compliance regulations are making organizations more responsible for the protection of their data.

Today, data is prolific and good data governance is an ever-growing requirement, as is securing sensitive data against accidental and inadvertent loss, which could lead to a data breach. From the moment data is created, it becomes a liability. Data costs firms money to store and poses a risk if it inadvertently falls into the wrong hands.

Here at HelpSystems, we recognize the importance of protecting data and can provide a suite of data security solutions that help organizations regain control by identifying and classifying all the different data types, from public, to sensitive financial data and personally identifiable information (PII). We see data security as an ecosystem where classification is one of the core tenets and the foundation of any good data security plan.

How Data Classification Helps


Modern data classification solutions combine visual labelling with labels applied to the file’s metadata to protect and control use. These labels enhance the performance of third-party technology solutions to determine how a piece of data should be treated, handled, stored, and finally disposed of.

Data classification streamlines the load when it comes to handling data, as well as enhancing data security and compliance – making your investment in security applications work harder. Once data has been classified, organizations can confidently continue their data security journey.

Why HelpSystems

As leaders in the data classification market, we are committed to helping organizations understand and protect their sensitive data through enterprise solutions. Because a “one size fits all” approach doesn’t work with classification, we work with customers to understand their requirements and educate them on the best approach to classification.

Our best-of-breed classification solutions provide you with user-driven or automated classification to fit your business needs, leading to improved security and business outcomes.

Data Classification Solutions We Offer

Classification Provides the Foundation for a Solid Data Security Strategy

Alongside data loss prevention, managed file transfer, and other data security solutions, classification can be deployed to provide seamless protection for business-critical data from creation to destination.

During the content inspection process, HelpSystems DLP tools recognize different classification markings and automatically enforce the appropriate policies.

They also ensure protective markings remain in place as the data moves throughout the network or leaves the organization, precisely flagging activity which contravenes security policy

Files being sent or received securely through managed transfer benefit from an additional layer of data loss prevention and protection from cybersecurity threats.

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