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Sensitive Data Discovery and Classification

Efficiently discover and classify sensitive data, get a clear understanding of data and risks and take actions to close the gaps, from a single pane of glass

Sensitive Data Discovery and Classification

Thales CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification helps your organisation get complete visibility into your sensitive data with efficient data discovery, classification and risk analysis across heterogeneous data stores – the cloud, big data and traditional environments – in your enterprise.

Simple to deploy and use, it provides you with a single pane of glass that allows you to get a clear understanding of what sensitive data you have, where it’s located and its risks of exposure. With rich visualisations and detailed reports, you can more easily uncover and close your gaps, make better decisions about third-party data sharing and cloud migration and proactively respond to data privacy and security regulations including GDPR, CCPA, LGPD, PCI DSS and HIPAA.


Learn more or schedule a Data Discovery and Classification demonstration.

  • Benefits
  • Features
  • Specifications

Effective solution for enterprise-wide data privacy

Thales CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification efficiently identifies structured as well as unstructured sensitive data on-premises and in the cloud. Supporting both agentless and agent-based deployment models, the solution provides built-in templates that enable rapid identification of regulated data, highlight security risks and help you uncover compliance gaps. A streamlined workflow exposes security blind spots and reduces remediation time. The detailed reporting supports compliance programmes and facilitates executive communication.

Complete visibility and control

A centralised console with rich visualisations and detailed reports offers a clear view of sensitive data and its risks. This makes it easy for your organisation to uncover and close privacy gaps, prioritise remediation and make informed decisions about third-party data sharing and privacy concerns before a digital transformation implementation.

Accelerated path to compliance

The crucial first step in compliance is to understand what constitutes sensitive data, where and how it is stored and who can access it. Efficient scans enable you to build a strong foundation for your overall data privacy and security. Detailed reports and visualised charts help your compliance teams demonstrate compliance to auditors and regulators.

Single pane of glass from discovery to remediation

Thales CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification is integrated with the CipherTrust Manager, which enables your IT organisation to manage your data privacy and security with centralised management. Now, from a single pane of glass, your organisation can set policies, discover data that adheres or violates those policies, classify data, rank risks and apply remediation.

Supports both agentless and agent-based deployment

Thales CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification is available in agent-based as well as agentless deployment modes. This allows your security and IT teams to ideally mix and match agent-based and agentless solutions for optimal results, while reducing the total cost of ownership.

One solution for enterprise-wide structured as well as unstructured data

No need to go to different vendors for disjointed solutions. Thales CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification can efficiently locate most types of data across file servers, databases, cloud applications and storage, big data environments and traditional databases.

Built-in templates for various regulations like GDPR, CCPA, etc.

Built-in templates help you get a quick start by allowing you to rapidly discover and classify your regulated data. You can also create your own templates based on your unique requirements.

Data Stores

  • Local storage and local memory on the host
  • Network storage
    • Windows Share (CIS/SMB)
    • Unix File System (NFS)
  • Cloud
    • Azure Blobs
    • AWS S3
  • Databases
    • IBM DB2
    • Oracle
    • SQL
    • PostgreSQL
  • Big Data
    • Hadoop Clusters

Type of files supported

  • Databases: Access, DBase, SQLite, MSSQL MDF & LDF
  • Images: BMP, FAX, GIF, JPG, PDF (embedded), PNG, TIF
  • Compressed: bzip2, Gzip (all types), TAR, Zip (all types)
  • Microsoft Backup Archive: Microsoft Binary / BKF
  • Microsoft Office : v5, 6, 95, 97, 2000, XP, 2003 onwards
  • Open Source: Star Office / Open Office
  • Open Standards: PDF, HTML, CSV, TXT

Type of data identified

  • Health (Australian Medicare Card, European EHIC, US Health Insurance Claim number, etc.)
  • Financial (American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard, VISA card numbers, bank account number, etc.)
  • Personal (name, last name, address, DOB, email, etc.)
  • National ID (social security number, Spanish DNI, etc.)
  • Custom Information Types

Pre-built templates

The solution includes a wide range of ready-to-use templates that can help you meet common regulatory and business policy needs. For example:

  • CCPA
  • GDPR
  • LGPD

Server Requirements

  • 16GB minimum RAM
  • 1GB minimum network interface connectivity
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