TITUS First to Offer Organizations Marking and Safeguarding Solution for Controlled Unclassified Information

TITUS classification solutions meet requirements for the Executive Order on CUI

OTTAWA, ON — November 5, 2010 TITUS, the leading provider of email, document, and SharePoint classification software, today announced that its family of classification solutions for Microsoft Outlook email messages and Microsoft Office documents is the first CUI classification tool to meet the requirements of the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Executive Order, which was released yesterday.

“Since the first CUI Memorandum was issued back in May of 2008, TITUS customers in the U.S. Federal Government have benefitted from a set of tools that meet the memorandum specifications,” said Tim Upton, Founder and CEO of Titus. “Now that the Executive Order has been issued, TITUS can safely say that we are the first to market with solutions that will meet the CUI labeling and safeguarding requirements. Over the next 180 days, we will continue to work with our federal government customers and other departments to help them prepare their submissions for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).” 

The CUI Executive Order standardizes practices around the sharing of controlled unclassified information with a goal of improving the sharing of information within the executive departments of the Federal Government.  The Executive Order specifically adopts, defines, and institutes CUI as the single designation for all information formerly referred to as Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU).

TITUS has extensive CUI knowledge and expertise in the development and deployment of marking and safeguarding tools. TITUS has:

  • assisted the United States Air Force (150,000 seats) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  (350,000 seats) throughout the adoption of their classification and marking standards
  • assisted other governments worldwide in the implementation of similar directives. These include departments across the entire Australian Government, as well as departments within the UK Government

TITUS is partnering with PKH Enterprises to offer organizations the assistance they need in formulating their complete CUI implementation plan. TITUS’ labeling and safeguarding software solutions will be available in combination with PKH’s facilitated training and work sessions to allow organizations to systematically implement CUI.

"Implementing CUI requirements through a labeling solution, such as the solution offered by TITUS, will help agencies reap the benefits of the CUI framework," said Patricia Hammar, Founder and Managing Member of PKH Enterprises.

TITUS CUI classification tools provide a labeling solution for CUI compliance which includes the following key features:

  • Users are forced to select the pre-programmed CUI markings from a drop down list in Microsoft Office and Outlook before they can save, send or print information.
  • Headers, footers and watermarks can be automatically applied to documents and email in order to reinforce the sensitive nature of CUI information.
  • Properly formatted CUI portion markings can be applied via an easy to use graphical interface.  As a result users no longer have to manually add portion markings to documents or emails, which were often in the wrong format.
  • Visual labels can be inserted before and/or after the subject line and message body of an email, and can be customized to meet specific marking standards required by the CUI memorandum.

In addition to automatically marking emails and documents with the appropriate labels, the TITUS marking solution also safeguards information. This ensures that marked information is only accessible to people who have clearance to see it.

TITUS is the leading provider of email, document and SharePoint classification software solutions to help 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 Message Classification, the leading message classification and labeling solution for Microsoft Outlook, OWA and mobile devices; TITUS Document Classification, the premiere document classification and labeling solution for Microsoft Office documents; 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 200 military, government and enterprise customers worldwide, including the United States Air Force, Dow Corning, NATO, Canadian Department of National Defence, Australian Department of Defence, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information, visit www.titus.com.

About PKH Enterprises
PKH Enterprises offers the services of experienced professionals who combine legal, policy and technical expertise with common sense, good communication and perseverance in order to address some of the government's most difficult issues.  PKH Enterprises has been involved in the development of the Controlled Unclassified Information framework, helping agencies analyze their current sensitive information and the controls needed to adequately protect this information in an efficient manner within the information sharing environment.  PKH Enterprises is prepared to assist agencies in implementing the new Executive Order through a combination of policy analysis, facilitated training and work sessions and prepared agency work activities to systematically implement CUI.   For more information, visit www.pkhenterprises.com.