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Data classification

Classifying files containing sensitive data under various labels helps enforce appropriate levels of security. The Risk Analysis module can be used to automatically classify files containing high-value content based on their importance and vulnerability.

DataSecurity Plus allows users to define classification labels per their organization's requirements. However, most organizations use the below-listed four classification labels to tag their files:

  • Public
  • Internal
  • Confidential
  • Restricted

The conditions used to classify a file include policies matched, risk score of the file, number of rule match instances, etc.

Note: For the data classification profile to function, the service account or the user account used to configure the domain must possess Write permissions for the file.

To create a new data classification profile, follow these steps:

  • Select Risk Analysis from the application drop-down.
  • Go to Configuration > Data Discovery Settings > Classification Profile.
  • Click the +Add Classification Profile button at the top-right corner.
  • Choose the appropriate classification label from the drop-down if available, or create new labels by clicking +Add New Label and typing in the new label name.
  • Under Criteria, choose the conditions necessary to classify the files based on their content.
  • Click Save.

Note: The risk analysis module offers automated classification capabilities, whereas the Endpoint DLP module allows admins to classify files manually. A combination of both helps jumpstart content-aware protection across your configured data repositories.

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