What Is Data Classification, And Why Do You Need It?

In June 2020, data classification leaders Boldon James and Titus were both acquired by Fortra. The addition of both these companies into an already expansive cybersecurity portfolio has springboarded Fortra into becoming the leading platform in specialist data classification provision.

The rise of globally dispersed workforces and new work-from-home requirements are placing extraordinary pressure on every organization’s security, and a CybSafe analysis of data from the ICO revealed that human error caused 90% of data breaches.

Today, data classification offers an increasingly persuasive answer to help prevent unintended data loss, enabling organizations to maintain compliance with regulations such as GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA and more. Furthermore, data classification helps to extend the value and effectiveness of wider data security and governance ecosystems – adding new levels of capability to data loss prevention and data archiving solutions.

Topics Covered:

  • What is data classification?
  • Why you need it
  • The value and benefits data classification will bring to your organization
  • How data classification fits into the Fortra data security suite


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