Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2 (Beta) now available

Microsoft has released a new IT governance, risk, and compliance (IT GRC) Solution Acclerator Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2 (Beta). This tool helps organizations consistently identify, classify, and protect data across multiple file servers.

Using out-of-the-box classification knowledge and scripted processes, this toolkit gives organizations visibility into how data is distributed across their organizations to help them apply the right policies, protect critical data, and identify potential data storage efficiencies.

The Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2 helps organizations plan properly in these critical areas and enables governance of unstructured data scattered across any number of file servers. It integrates with the Microsoft System Center Service Manager IT GRC Process Management Pack to help organizations map classification requirements from various authority documents such as HIPAA and PCI DSS and to implement controls through File Classification Infrastructure.

The key critical areas that require proper planning for successful data classification management programs, includes:
– Identification of applicable IT GRC authority documents
– Identification of appropriate data classification taxonomy
– Implementation of appropriate controls

For download and participation in the Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Program, visit Microsoft Connect.

The beta runs through late June 2011.

To learn more about IT Governance and Compliance Solution Accelerators, click here.

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