New Classification Engine

Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 07:05 PM gHale


Security provider, Covertix, is releasing version 3.10 of SmartCipher, its real-time dynamic data discovery, classification, governance, control, and encryption solution.

The real-time policy engine spreads the power of classification across the organization. Individuals can classify documents as they are being created or used, in addition to the policies provided companywide by the IT team.

Covertix SmartCipher is completely scalable to any-sized enterprise requirement, protecting information used and created across and within departments for the simplest and most complex corporate processes. Exceptionally granular or automated classification are available within the SmartCipher discovery engine and completely customizable based on who, what, when, where, and how. 

A single classification – such as confidential – can have multiple policies, such as HR confidential; legal confidential, with access and editing capabilities by internal and external parties, but without allowing any copying; or even IT confidential, where IT personnel can administer security but not see the content of the materials they are securing. Furthermore, SmartCipher can protect information leaving the organization “on purpose,” such as ensuring the security of customers’ own records upon their receipt.

Documents can end up protected within any environment in which they are seeing use – Microsoft Office applications, Google Docs, Google Drive, SharePoint, DropBox, Box, Citrix, Outlook, Office 365, SalesForce, and any browser.

Covertix SmartCipher easily imports existing classification and policy structures.

If a document contains metadata, such as credit card numbers, it and any documents like it can automatically end up classified. Users can select both policies and classifications, while IT admins can determine overall policy structure. 

“You cannot protect information until you can classify it,” said Tzach Kaufmann, Covertix founder and CTO. “SmartCipher protects the information immediately upon classification, by person, action, location, context, and more.” 

Governance receives an extra boost with this version, as documents can automatically receive customizable water marks and headers display the policies, such as “for internal use only.” Email, too, receives an extra layer of protection where the messages and the attachments can receive the same or different policies. Colored frames quickly and easily inform the contents’ users about the specific policy classification of files in use, no matter the type or location.