New TITUS Document Classification Suite 3.0 Delivers Industry’s Most Advanced User-Based Classification Product for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel


Powerful New Features Offer Enterprise and Public Sector Organizations a Data Classification Solution for the Microsoft Office Suite; Customizable Solution Extends Information Classification to the Workforce without Impacting Productivity

Ottawa, Canada – June 30, 2008 – TITUS, Inc., the leading provider of Data Classification solutions, today announced the availability of TITUS Document Classification™ 3.0 – the latest release of its industry leading document classification solution that persistently classifies and protects information inside and outside the organization.

TITUS Document Classification 3.0 builds on the success and core features of earlier versions of TITUS classification solutions to deliver large enterprise and public sector organizations the industry’s most advanced user-based classification product to consistently and persistently enforce policy and protect data. Using a guided classification approach, business users can easily apply classification labels to Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents to assign a business value to data. These labels can then be used to automate the application of information protection by using label metadata to trigger the right policy enforcement at the right time.  In support of customers’ increasing compliance initiatives, TITUS Document Classification 3.0 adds unmatched fine grained control and flexibility to data classification that is required by information protection regulations including CAPCO, ITAR, Red Flag, and CUI.

“The latest edition of our classification solution enables customers to deploy a fully customizable enterprise solution that addresses their classification, confidential data protection and compliance challenges,” said Charlie Pulfer Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at Titus. “TITUS allows customers to classify and protect information in order to reduce inadvertent data loss, and maximize competitive advantage and business growth.”

“Dow Corning selects and purchases innovative business solutions to help protect our intellectual property,” said Mark Gandy, Enterprise Architect, at Dow Corning. “We’ve selected TITUS because TITUS Labs Document Classification 3.0 builds on the Office 2007 infrastructure with exactly the type of collaboration and management features we need to enable new ways of doing business securely.”

 “Our Worldwide Public Sector customers who work in the classified world now have the ability to force their personnel to classify Word, PPT and Excel documents and help protect data integrity,” said Tim Bloechl, Executive Director, Worldwide Public Safety and National Security at Microsoft.  “TITUS Document Classification software suite combined with Microsoft Word is an outstanding, secure document classification solution.”

TITUS Document Classification 3.0 delivers the following new features and capabilities:

Prevent Inadvertent Disclosure:

  • Document Protection: Document Classification can be configured to check Microsoft Word documents for hidden or sensitive information such as document revision marks, comments and personal information. The documents can be automatically cleaned using the Microsoft Document Inspector.
  • Fully Customizable Document Labeling: Document Classification can be configured to insert visual labels in the header, footer and watermark of the document to ensure that users are aware of the sensitivity of the information. The placement, color, and font of the visual labels can be customized.
  • Portion Marking: Enables users to classify individual portions of the document, uses XML tags to record the classification and automatically upgrades the document based on the highest classification used.
  • Interoperates with TITUS Message Classification for Outlook: Message Classification recognizes classifications in attached documents and applies the appropriate policy to prevent inadvertent disclosure before the email can be sent
  • Retention and eDiscovery: Document Classification allows organizations to archive email based on assigned classification labels making them easier to search and find for eDiscovery.

Policy Enforcement:

  • Guided Classification: Context sensitive classification guides the user, and smart tag suggestions make it easy to apply classifications. The software can be configured to force users to select classifications before the document can be saved or printed.
  • Supports Military and Government Classification: Document Classification provides full support for military classification of documents, CAPCO markings, and classification of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).
  • Interoperates with Microsoft SharePoint and invokes Rights Management Services: Metadata created in Document Classification can be imported and viewed in a SharePoint document library.  For customers using Microsoft Rights Management Services, Document Classification allows administrators to associate classification levels with enforceable rights management policy.  These policies can restrict the distribution, printing or copying of documents. 
  • Supports Classification of Existing Documents: The Document Classification Shell Extension can be used to batch classify existing documents.
  • Fully integrated with Liquid Machines ERM: Liquid Machines RMS-based policies can be associated with TITUS document classifications so that ERM policies are automatically applied when users classify documents.

TITUS Document Classification Suite is a client based software solution that can be added to existing implementations of the Microsoft Office Suite. TITUS software is easy-to-use and provides metadata that travels with documents throughout their lifecycle, adding intelligence for improved security, automated retention periods and quicker search for e-Discovery.  The TITUS Document Classification Suite works with the Microsoft Office 2003 and Office 2007 platforms. An evaluation version of the Document Classification for Microsoft Office software is available for downloading. Click here for more information.

Availability
TITUS Document Classification 3.0 is available immediately. For pricing and system requirements information, please contact at TITUS at info@titus.com or 1-866-530-5111.

About TITUS

TITUS is the leading provider of email and document classification software solutions that make it possible for organizations to manage and control the flow of sensitive information inside and outside their enterprise and to meet policy and compliance requirements.  TITUS Message Classification and Document Classification solutions allow companies in the military, government, financial services, and healthcare industries to share information securely. TITUS solutions help enterprises adhere to information security regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, NASD 2711, HIPAA and others. Based in Ottawa, Canada, TITUS is privately held. For more information on the company visit us at www.titus.com.