Veritas Introduces New Data Classification Tool to Improve Visibility into PII

Veritas Technologies, a provider of solutions for multi-cloud data management, has introduced the Integrated Classification Engine, a new technology to enable intelligence into data risks on-premises and in the cloud.

According to Veritas, organizations today struggle with gaining visibility and insight into unstructured data, including emails, documents and image files. This can expose them to potentially harmful security vulnerabilities and unintended personally identifiable information (PII) leaks.

Helping organizations achieve compliance with strict data protection requirements worldwide, such as the European Union’s upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Integrated Classification Engine  allows them to scan and tag data to ensure that sensitive or risky information is properly managed and protected. It enables visibility into PII and helps companies meet compliance regulations that require discrete retention policies be implemented and enforced across the organization’s entire data estate regardless of where that data lives.

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 regulations around the globe 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.

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

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