TITUS Classification for Microsoft Office™ Enables Organizations to Mitigate Data Leakage

Security conscious organizations can quickly and easily classify Microsoft Office documents and enforce information handling policies


Ottawa, ON – May 25, 2011 TITUS , a leading provider of security and compliance solutions for email and documents, today announced the availability of TITUS Classification for Microsoft Office™. The latest version of this industry leading classification solution has been renamed, and includes a number of new features developed in response to customer requirements to further prevent data loss and support multiple languages across business units.

TITUS Classification for Microsoft Office, formerly known as TITUS Document Classification, has been re-named to reflect its tight integration with Microsoft Office. The solution includes enhanced feature sets and functionality specific to Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) to classify, label and protect these documents from data loss. TITUS recently achieved Technology Partner status in the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance Program. TITUS Classification for Microsoft Office interoperates with McAfee Host Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution, enabling customers to add user-driven classification to further protect sensitive and confidential information right at the desktop.

With the impact of data leakage increasingly in the news, the need to appropriately classify documents has become more critical to enterprises, government and the military. Organizations need to strike a balance between the need to protect information, and the need to share information in a timely manner. TITUS Classification for Microsoft Office enables organizations to set and enforce data classification standards across the organization, and allows users to apply the appropriate classification levels to Microsoft Office documents. These documents:

  • are scanned to help educate users on the appropriate classification label to apply
  • are visually marked via headers, footers and watermarks to raise user awareness
  • utilize metadata to ensure the proper information security policy is triggered to prevent data loss from occurring

"TITUS was the clear choice for our document classification needs as it enables us to extend our existing investments, and to empower our users to make the best decisions about how data should be used," said Gurkan Papila, Enterprise Infrastructure & Security Manager at Turkcell.

The latest version of TITUS Classification for Microsoft Office includes the following new features:

  • Dynamic Labels: Users only see the labels that apply to them based on Active Directory attributes, such as role, department, or project group.
  • Label Mapping: Maps classification labels across different languages and business units, facilitating inter-departmental and multilingual collaboration.
  • SharePoint Interoperability: Tight integration between TITUS Classification for Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint® allows for classifications to be recognized and updated within any of these products.

"TITUS truly leads the way when it comes to mitigating data leakage across multiple platforms," said Tim Upton, President and CEO, TITUS. "Classification at the desktop level is a critical part of ensuring information is properly secured and fills a necessary gap left by existing server-based solutions. TITUS Classification for Microsoft Office helps to significantly improve the security of Microsoft Office documents for organizations."

Pricing and Availability
TITUS Classification for Office is now available. Please contact TITUS for detailed pricing.

About TITUS
TITUS is the leading provider of security and compliance software that helps organizations share information securely while meeting policy and compliance requirements. Our solutions enable military, government, and large enterprises to raise awareness and meet regulatory compliance by visually alerting end users to the sensitivity of information. Products include TITUS Classification, the leading message, document and file classification and labeling solutions; TITUS Aware, products that enhance Data Loss Prevention by detecting sensitive information at the desktop; and the TITUS family of classification and security solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. TITUS solutions are deployed to over 1.5 million users within our over 450 military, government and enterprise customers worldwide, including Dow Corning, United States Air Force, NATO, G4S, Paternoster, Pratt and Whitney, Australian Department of Defence, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information, visit www.titus.com ot the TITUS Data Security and Compliance blog.