Classification provides a means for organizations to organize and extract value from unstructured information. Most organizations already possess a substantial legacy of unstructured data and this continues to grow exponentially. Power Classifier for Files meets this challenge by providing the means to classify and label large sets of static information as well as applying classification dynamically at the point of capture.
Power Classifier for Files forms part of the Classifier360 approach to data classification that allows organizations to apply the blend of classification techniques that best suits their business. The Power Classifier tools can be operated by key knowledge workers, invoked as part of automated tasks or controlled directly by other applications, such as Data Governance tools. Power Classifier for Files ensures relevant metadata labels can be applied to any file held in Windows® file store.
Power Classifier for Files complements Data Governance, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Discovery and Enterprise Search tools by incorporating classification as an outcome of their automated data location capabilities. Other information capture processes can use Power Classifier for Files to automatically classify data at the point of creation. The toolkit includes an interactive Windows® application, a console application for Windows® command shell and an extension to Windows PowerShell® that allows powerful scripted tasks to be created easily.
Improves Policy Enforcement
Enhanced DLP And Enterprise Archiving
The metadata labels added by Power Classifier for Files can be recognized by other metadata-aware systems such as Enterprise Archiving and DLP. Using the metadata label, DLP solutions can more accurately control the dissemination of information and minimize data leakage. Archiving solutions can apply more granular retention policies to reflect the classification of stored information, for example to exclude non-business data.
Superior Data Governance
Data Governance applications can use the classification metadata to accurately monitor and manage the critical information assets of the business.
Powerful Scripted Tasks
Power users and administrators can use a set of PowerShell® labelling commands to create and perform complex scripted actions as part of routine or automated tasks. DLP Discovery and Data Governance solutions can add or modify the labels on information assets by directly invoking these classification tools as part of their automated tasks. To enable scripts to be built quickly and with the minimum of expertise, the interactive Windows® tool can be used to generate the PowerShell® script commands.
A console application allows for labelling activity to be driven by simple Windows command shell scripts and for third-party applications to easily invoke labelling actions. The output from an Enterprise Search tool can be fed directly into the console application in the form of a file list, completing the final step of a Locate – Organize – Classify process.
Label Any File
Power Classifier for Files, in common with File Classifier, can label any file accessible within Windows file store. The metadata labels added by Power Classifier for Files can be recognised by other Classifier products, providing consistent information handling across the product range.
Embedded Metadata Labels
Power Classifier for Files either applies native metadata labels using document properties, in the same manner as Office Classifier, or uses a metadata location common to all Windows files. Labelling using this hidden metadata is completely transparent to the other applications that use these files.
Preserved File Properties
Power Classifier for Files has the option to preserve key timestamp information on the files that it labels, in order to ensure that the act of labelling remains transparent to other applications that operate on those files.
Easy To Use
Interactive Mass Labelling
An interactive Windows® tool enables easy selection of files and folders for labelling, including options to label entire folder structures. Label selection can be made using the familiar user interface common to all Classifier products or by cloning the label of a target file.
Empowered Enterprise Search And e-Discovery
Enterprise Search and e-Discovery tasks can use classification metadata to rapidly and more reliably locate critical information.
Exploits A Common Platform
Power Classifier for Files is configured using the Classifier Administration console in the same manner as all other members of the Classifier product family. Classifier Administration handles all policy configuration needs from simple to complex, ensuring that the solution can be implemented quickly and with the minimum of expertise.