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Veritas debuts classification engine for data management

Veritas Technologies has unveiled an Integrated Classification Engine, a new technology that delivers powerful intelligence into data risks on-premises and in the cloud.

The Integrated Classification Engine enables organisations to quickly scan and tag data to ensure that sensitive or risky information is properly managed and protected. This innovative technology provides broad visibility into PII and helps companies meet compliance regulations that require discrete retention policies be implemented and enforced across the organisation’s entire data estate—regardless of where that data lives.

This new technology is available now in Veritas Data Insight 6.0 and will be available with Veritas Enterprise Vault 12.2 in August.  Future integrations are planned across the Veritas data protection, storage and governance portfolio.

The Integrated Classification Engine has capabilities that help organisations achieve compliance with strict data protection requirements worldwide, like the European Union’s forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Specifically, the Integrated Classification Engine can locate where PII exists across an organization’s data landscape and drive actions that help enterprises appropriately retain and delete this data, both critical and challenging aspects of the GDPR. According to findings from the first phase of the The Veritas 2017 GDPR Report, nearly 40 percent of respondents are worried their organization cannot accurately identify or locate data in a short time frame, a mandate of GDPR. Click here to read about phase two findings, released today, from the Veritas 2017 GDPR Report.

Simple-to-use and easy-to-deploy, the Integrated Classification Engine includes more than 100 pre-configured patterns for recognition of credit card and social security numbers, medical records and other PII. It also comes pre-loaded with more than 60 different policies for GDPR, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and other global regulations to accelerate compliance readiness. Additional features include a dictionary that identifies risky keywords that suggest improprieties, as well as confidence-scoring and quality assurance tools to minimize false positives.

“Classification technology is a critical tool for organizations that need broad visibility into PII and want to retrieve specific information quickly in order to address GDPR,” said Mike Palmer, senior vice president and chief product officer, Veritas. “Manual processes are often unenforceable, laborious and inconsistent. However, by incorporating modern classification technology across our portfolio, Veritas is leapfrogging the market with a new approach to data management that makes sensitive data easier to find, redundant and stale data easier to delete, and allows organisations to make more informed decisions.”

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