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Data Classification Toolkit

Published: August 12, 2011   |   Updated: September 10, 2012

 

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What’s New

The Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 is now available for download! Quickly identify, classify, and protect data in your private and public clouds. Streamline your compliance experience with the new features in the Data Classification Toolkit.

About This Solution Accelerator

Streamline your compliance experience with new features in the Data Classification Toolkit that will help you identify, classify, and protect data in private and public clouds. The toolkit supports file servers running Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. In addition to configuring File Classification Infrastructure (FCI), the latest version of the toolkit allows you to manage Central Access Policy across file servers. The toolkit enhances the user experience by providing scenario-based wizards that you can use to configure, export, import, and compare file classifications, as well as manage central access policy on your file servers. It provides tools to provision user and device claim values and central access policy across a forest to help simplify configuring Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012. The toolkit also provides a new report template that you can use to review existing central access policy on file shares.

Note: Use of the Microsoft Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 does not constitute advice from an auditor, accountant, attorney or other compliance professional, and does not guarantee fulfillment of your organization’s legal or compliance obligations. Conformance with these obligations requires input and interpretation by your organization’s compliance professionals.

Included in the Download

The Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 includes the following components:

  • Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 - Release Notes.rtf – Microsoft Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 Release Notes
  • Microsoft Data Classification Toolkit.msi – Microsoft Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 Installer

In More Detail

New features in Windows Server 2012 help you to quickly identify, classify, and protect data in private and public clouds. The Data Classification Toolkit supports new Windows Server 2012 features, Dynamic Access Control, and backward compatibility with the functionality in the previous version of the toolkit. The toolkit provides support for configuring data compliance on file servers running Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 to help automate the file classification process, and make file management more efficient in your organization. The release of Windows Server 2012 is here. Make sure your compliance process and policies for private and public clouds are up to date!

Simplify your central access policy configuration experience. The latest version of the toolkit allows you to provision and standardize central access policy across a forest and apply default access policies on your file servers. The toolkit also provides tools to provision user and device claim values based on Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) resources to help simplify configuring Dynamic Access Control in Windows Server 2012. You can also easily track and report existing Central Access Policy on file shares.

Streamline your data compliance user experience. The toolkit adds a UI to the existing Windows PowerShell experience, including a Classification Wizard that you can use to manage file classifications, and a Claims Wizard to manage central access policy on the file servers in your organization. You can also use the Claims Wizard to build claim values in AD DS.

The Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2012 is designed to help organizations:

  • Identify, classify, and protect data on file servers in private and public clouds.
  • Take advantage of new features and technologies in Windows Server 2012, as well as support hybrid environments with file servers running Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.
  • Easily configure default central access policy across multiple servers.
  • Build and deploy policies cost-effectively to protect critical information.

Use the Data Classification Toolkit to help your organization successfully plan and maintain data classification programs in these critical areas:

  • Identifying applicable IT GRC authority documents.
  • Defining corresponding classification policies.
  • Preserving evidence that demonstrates the implementation of effective controls.

When used with the IT GRC Process Management Pack SP1 for System Center Service Manager, organizations can easily map classification requirements from various authority documents, such as PCI DSS and NIST 800-53. In addition, your organization can build and deploy its data classification policies, implement controls through Windows Server 2012 File Classification Infrastructure, and provide evidence of data classification policies to auditors.

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