Are you struggling to meet, and demonstrate that you are meeting, regulatory requirements? Is your data security solution landscape becoming increasingly complex and disconnected? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then data classification can help, by enhancing your control of sensitive data, enforcing your GSC policy and improve and drive existing solutions.

What is GSC and Who Does It Impact?


All UK government and Public sector organizations are required to comply with Her Majesty’s Government Security Policy, as set out by the Cabinet Office Security Policy Division. The framework requires security classifications to be applied to all government data files.

In 2014 the classification scheme was revised to create just three classification levels for ease of use.

Failure to comply with GSC may result in the loss of reputation for organization and unfavorable press coverage, heavy auditing by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the potential for fines, legal action or loss of funding.

Fortra's Data Classification products deliver compliance with government marking schemes by allowing users to apply protective markings to email and documents, which in turn helps them identify key data and make decisions about how it is stored and transmitted.

When an organization is required to classify all of their data, the work associated with classifying legacy data can be intimidating. Fortra's File Classifier offers a mass classification tool that can classify large quantities of legacy data quickly and consistently.


How Fortra Data Classification Can Help With GSC Compliance

Providing out of the box GSC policy support for desktop 

Enabling mass classification of legacy data

Facilitating quick and easy classification of all new messages, documents and files

Classifying documents without interrupting workflow

Driving complementary security solutions such as encryption and DLP

Get an overview of the GSC classification requirements and an approach to meeting them, in order to adhere to the new scheme and prevent data loss incidents from occurring.