Fortra’s Data Classification Suite (DCS) for Desktop

Fortra's Data Classification Suite (DCS) for Desktop allows end users to classify and protect any file type with just a few mouse clicks in Microsoft Windows Explorer, helping protect your organization against inadvertent data loss.

PRODUCT SUMMARY

As the volume of unstructured information grows, the risk of data leakage grows with it. With only a few clicks, users can copy sensitive files from their desktop to email, USB drives, instant messages, and other data leakage points. This increases the risk of serious data leaks, including the disclosure of sensitive information and intellectual property contained in PDFs, videos, images, and design documents.

Fortra’s Data Classification Suite for Desktop provides the first step in protecting sensitive files from data leakage. By enabling users to assign classifications to any file, DCS for Desktop identifies the value and sensitivity of information so organizations can manage, secure, and share that information. The user’s classification selection is stored with the file as persistent metadata, which organizations can use to increase the accuracy and effectiveness of DLP, archiving, and perimeter security solutions.

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    System Requirements

    DCS for Desktop supports:

    • Windows 7 SP1 (32 & 64 bit)
    • Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
    • Windows 10
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64 bit)
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)

    The software is client-based and requires no server or additional infrastructure.

    Key Features Benefits
    Classify any file Enables users to classify and protect sensitive information and intellectual property contained in any file, including PDFs, videos, images, ZIP files, and design documents.
    Right-click classify Provides a simple right-click classification menu that guides users when classifying single or multiple files in Windows.
    Visual identification Visually identifies file sensitivity in Windows Explorer via a classification menu and customizable classification icons.
    Persistent metadata Stores the classification selection with the file as persistent metadata that is maintained even when transferring the file through email or to portable media such as USB drives. Classification metadata is also used to increase the accuracy and effectiveness of DLP, archiving, and perimeter security solutions.
    Security enablement Add an extra layer of security by automatically applying Microsoft Rights Management Services® based on the classification.
    Ease of administration Provides a centralized, web-based Administration Console for classification configuration and policy management across Fortra’s entire suite of classification products. DCS for Desktop generates user activity logs that can be monitored and analyzed to measure the effectiveness of the security policies and detect anomalous usage.

    DCS for Desktop enables the classification of any file type in a Microsoft Windows® environment. The solution helps organizations:

    • Classify files to prevent data loss
    • Promote awareness and accountability
    • Comply with regulations and policies
    • Leverage metadata to enhance downstream solutions
    • Automatically trigger Fortra’s Secure Collaboration protection based on the classification of a file

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