TITUS Announces New Data Classification Offerings for Microsoft Windows Server 2008® R2


New and existing solutions enhance the new Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure

LOS ANGELES, CA — May 11th, 2009 — TITUS today announced beta availability of two new classification offerings for the Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure (FCI). These new classification offerings extend the native file classification capabilities in Windows Server 2008 R2, and complement the existing TITUS Message Classification and Document Classification solutions for the Microsoft Office platform. TITUS solutions are fully interoperable with the new Windows Server 2008 R2 FCI.

Information classification is the critical first step in managing data based on its business value. When the information value is understood, organizations can apply security policies to reduce the risk of information leakage. The new FCI in Windows Server 2008 R2 enables organizations to protect data by automatically classifying files and applying policy.
Classification solutions from TITUS extend the Windows 2008 R2 FCI by:

  • Automatically classifying files based on user attributes such as their role
  • Applying classification information to document headers, footers, and watermarks
  • Offering full compatibility of their client side classification tools with the server
  • Providing the ability to apply policy on the client

The joint solution helps enterprise customers identify the business value of data, raise security awareness, and protect information assets. Once files are classified, the TITUS desktop solutions can help control the distribution of sensitive files.  For example, the desktop solutions can prevent internal files from leaving the organization through email.

“File Classification Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 R2 provides an extensible infrastructure for organizations to get insight into their data so that they can manage their data based on its business value” said Ward Ralston, Group Product Manager, Microsoft Corp. “The combined TITUS and Microsoft solution will offer rich end to end capabilities for automatic classification and policy enforcement.”

When used with existing TITUS Message Classification and Document Classification solutions, the FCI enables organizations to perform advanced classification and data management, including:

  • Intelligent defaults: Ensuring that all files start with an intelligent default, the solution classifies based on attributes such as user role, file content, or folder location. Optionally, users can combine the benefits of automatic and user-based classification by overriding the intelligent defaults with TITUS Labs desktop classification tools.
  • Consistent visual labels: By automatically applying classification labels to document headers, footers, and watermarks, the solution raises security awareness among users and helps to ensure compliance with marking regulations.
  • Bulk classification: The solution can apply classifications and visual labels to thousands of documents at once. If the classification labels change, there is no need for users to manually re-classify the files; the updates occur automatically.
  • Data leakage prevention: The solution generates classification metadata that can be used by other solutions to prevent data leakage, such as internal documents slipping out in external email.

“We believe that Windows Server 2008 and TITUS classification software will significantly enhance the ability of organizations to better manage their information,” said Charlie Pulfer vice president of product Management for Titus. “The combination of Microsoft’s proven server with Titus’ unique classification tools and solutions gives enterprise industry-leading automatic classification capabilities and high-end protection and policy enforcement.”


Availability and Pricing

Data Classification beta evaluation copies are now available for download here. Final product will be available 60 days after the release of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. 

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.