Data Classification for Manufacturing


According to a Bloor Research survey, Practices for Enhancing Data Security, only 27% of manufacturers see data security as a serious or critical concern, and only a quarter have implemented a data classification policy.

Yet, as competition within manufacturing grows, the threat of intellectual property infringement is more real than ever and it’s essential to have effective intellectual property protection measures in place to protect today’s ideas for tomorrow’s success.

Business-critical data and intellectual property held in CAD tools and document management systems need a data-centric security approach in order to be effective. Classification is at the core of every effective data-centric approach. By adding visual and metadata labels to documents and files, other security solutions such as Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Digital Rights Management can be invoked, reducing the risks inherent in user applied security.

IT security teams need to stay one step ahead when it comes to protecting an organization’s intellectual property. Using a data-centric strategy, organizations can reduce the risk of a data loss incident and the impact that this can have on individuals and businesses.

Our manufacturing customers include HP, IBM, Fujitsu, and Siemens.