Data classification leaders collaborate to provide consistency in handling enterprise data, created both inside and outside of SAP applications.

Alpharetta, GA, March 1, 2016SECUDE, a leading data security provider specializing in security for SAP software, and Boldon James, the market leader in data classification and secure messaging software, today announced a new technology partnership. A joint solution from Boldon James and SECUDE provides enterprises with a comprehensive classification framework to protect data originating from SAP systems. By integrating Boldon James Classifier with SECUDE Halocore, companies can identify and classify data at the point of creation both within and outside SAP systems for a cohesive and seamless data protection experience across the entire organization.

“We’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Boldon James,” said Michael Kummer, President Americas at SECUDE. “Data classification is an essential part of a successful security strategy, ranking in the top three of most important security controls for any organization. By bridging the gap that currently exists between enterprise-wide and SAP-specific data classification tools, Boldon James and SECUDE can help enterprises make intelligent decisions about data handling and protection consistently across the entire enterprise. We’re extremely pleased to offer this phenomenal solution that integrates our companies’ offerings in the most efficient and seamless way possible.”

Keith Vallance, Product Director at Boldon James commented “We are delighted to be partnering with SECUDE as a leader in SAP data classification to help ensure any type of data within the enterprise can be seamlessly protected. With our combined solution with SECUDE, enterprises are now able to enhance data protection and governance consistency, ensuring sensitive data is adequately protected throughout its lifecycle regardless if it is created manually by a user or generated by an SAP application. The Boldon James/SECUDE partnership further demonstrates the value of our Classifier360 approach to data classification, which blends the virtues of automated and user-applied classification in a manner that best suits each enterprise.”

Companies can now take a unified and proactive approach toward data classification by labeling data at the point of creation, whether the label is applied interactively by a user with Boldon James Classifier, or automatically when extracted from SAP systems with SECUDE Halocore. Every time a document is created and exported from an SAP system, Halocore applies its knowledge of the content to automatically apply a metadata label to the document in a manner compatible with Boldon James Classifier. Classifier then continues the downstream management of the SAP exported file as it is shared, exchanged and revised, ensuring consistent protection throughout its lifecycle.

Consistent data classification helps reduce inadvertent disclosure and data spillage of sensitive information. The result is streamlined business processes with data security at the core, reducing risk and allowing companies to cut data management costs while ensuring compliance with global and national regulations.

To learn more about the joint solution, register for Boldon James and SECUDE exclusive live webinar Data Classification: Closing the Gap Between Enterprise and SAP Data on Thursday on March 17, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. (EST) / 4:00 P.M. (GMT).

About SECUDE – www.secude.com

SECUDE is an innovative global provider of IT data protection solutions for SAP customers. The company was founded in 1996 as a partnership between SAP AG and Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, Fraunhofer institute in Germany. SECUDE helps customers protect sensitive data from loss or theft and to meet legal and industry requirements and guidelines. Since 2011, SECUDE has been part of the SAP® PartnerEdge™ Value Added Reseller program and an SAP distribution partner in Germany and Switzerland. SECUDE’s solutions enable enterprises that run on SAP to identify sensitive data exports from SAP applications with intelligent classification and secure information with strong encryption and fine-grained permission policies, allowing it to be safely accessed, stored, and shared inside the enterprise and across cloud and mobile platforms. Today, SECUDE is trusted by a large number of Fortune 500 companies, including many DAX companies. With offices in Europe, North America and Asia, SECUDE embraces global IT security.

About Boldon Jameswww.boldonjames.com

For over 30 years, Boldon James has been a leader in data classification and secure messaging solutions, helping organisations of all sizes manage sensitive information securely and in compliance with legislation and standards. Our Classifier product range extends the capabilities of Microsoft products and other solutions to allow users to apply relevant visual & metadata labels to messages and documents in order to enforce information assurance policies, raise user awareness of security policies and orchestrate multiple security technologies, such as DLP and Rights Management.

Our customers range from corporates, including global Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Financial and Professional Services businesses, to Government, Defence & Intelligence organisations. Boldon James is a wholly-owned subsidiary of QinetiQ plc, a FTSE 250 company, with offices in the UK, US, Australia and Europe and channel partners worldwide.

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