Data Discovery Solution

Automated Data Discovery, Classification & Remediation solutions for Data Protection and GDPR.

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Automatically discover, classify and protect sensitive data across environments

Seamlessly enforce protection for sensitive data. 
Consistent classification makes sensitive data protection uniform.

Dynamically protect data.
Classify data automatically to protect it from the moment it exists.

Reduce costs. 
Intuitive, easy-to-use features and predefined policies help minimise the resources devoted to classification.

Assist compliance. 
For faster, easier compliance with PII, PCI, HIPAA, GDPR and more. Classify and protect files required by governing bodies.  Protect corporate reputation.

Automatically search.
Search both structured and unstructured data.

Discover personal data across multiple systems

Discovering the data you hold

In current systems, data is filed and forgotten across multiple environments, from databases to Dropbox, from SQL to Sharepoint, and from emails to images. The need to find information in both structured and unstructured environments is a key driver for many data classification projects. In particular, the ability to find Personally Identifiable Data is crucial to any organisation’s data protection compliance programmes. Once found, you can begin to classify data and build the appropriate policies to protect it.

Classification can be a daunting undertaking. Trying to change user behaviour, dealing with an overwhelming number of files and attempting to answer questions about legacy data, ownership, and compliance can tempt even seasoned veterans to postpone such projects indefinitely.

However, the value of taking the bull by its horns is clear. Effective classification allows an organisation to determine whether data needs to be retained, where it should be stored, who should have access to it, and what controls must be in place to protect it.

About the Northdoor DDC solution

Northdoor’s Data Discovery and Classification (DDC) solution revolutionises this process through automation built on its unparalleled discovery accuracy. Extensive, automated classification, coupled with a discovery and monitoring platform, dramatically reduces the cumbersome effort associated with existing, manual classification programs. With a few clicks, you can create rules to classify data stores based on their content, location, and other metadata to enhance your data visibility, send notifications and manage workflows, thereby prioritising the importance of your data.

An easy-to-use, wizard-driven interface helps you drive classification forward quickly using the rules and policies of your business by providing your own definitions, keywords or data dictionaries, or by using any of the popular templated solutions including those for PCI, PHI, PII, Social Security Numbers, ITAR and other sensitive data types.

You can deploy these policies to your users easily, including custom policies across the organisation or within specific business units. With structured, automated classification, you can promote a safe data culture in your organisation that helps protect the business and minimises risk without hindering the work that needs to be done.

Data Discovery technology

As part of your data governance strategy, Northdoor can work with you to determine how data discovery technology should fit within the suite of tools needed to govern and manage data across your enterprise.

When you need to identify your documents and data, where they’re located and how they’re linked across systems, you need automated tools to help. The Northdoor solution offers patented leading-edge capabilities to help you:

  • Discover hidden data relationships to define logical groupings of data (“business objects”)
  • Automate the detection of sensitive data
  • Reverse engineer transformation logic
  • Prototype data consolidation rules for new projects
  • Use heuristics and sophisticated algorithms that automate an otherwise time-consuming manual process
  • Enable source data discovery of Unicode-compliant sources
  • Understand what sensitive and personal data you hold, enabling faster, more accurate and more efficient responses to Subject Access Requests (SARs) under the GDPR.

Data Discovery is often of fundamental importance to a wide range of projects in business intelligence, data governance, data archiving, and data integration. Data discovery identifies and documents the data you have, where it’s located and how it’s linked across systems by intelligently capturing relationships and determining applied transformations and business rules.

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Approved G-Cloud 12 Service Provider in London

With huge volumes of potentially sensitive personal data to manage, many public-sector organisations are challenged by the demands of compliance with the GDPR and other data protection regulations. If your organisation is concerned about the cost and difficulty of understanding, classifying and protecting its sensitive data assets, Northdoor can help.

G-Cloud 12 Supplier

As an approved supplier on the G-Cloud 12 portal, Northdoor offers a range of fast, clear, transparently priced solutions for the discovery, governance and secure management of data. No long procurement cycles or pricing negotiations. Just rapid access to effective solutions backed by expert support.

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Case Study

Leading lending platform automates Data Discovery

Find out how a leading digital lending platform created non-sensitive versions of its database to ensure compliance using Northdoor’s data masking and data discovery system.

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