MILWAUKEE, October 2, 2018 PKWARE, a global leader in data security, announced the launch of Smartcrypt Classification, the latest enhancement to the company’s automated data protection platform. Smartcrypt Classification applies visual labels and metadata tags to files containing sensitive data, increasing user awareness and making other security technology more effective.

“Unstructured data is an increasingly serious security vulnerability,” said Matt Little, chief product officer at PKWARE. “Most organizations have no visibility or control over the files their employees create and share every day. Automated data classification, integrated with discovery and remediation, allows companies to enforce their security policies on the files that account for 80% or more of their sensitive data.”

Data classification is an essential element of data-centric security, a best-practice approach to information security that focuses on protecting information itself, rather than networks or devices. Classification allows organizations to categorize and label files based on their sensitivity, content, and intended use.

With the addition of Smartcrypt Classification, PKWARE has expanded Smartcrypt’s industry-leading data security capabilities. Customers can use the feature to apply automatic policy-based classification, and to facilitate manual classification by end users. No other platform combines data discovery, classification, and protection capabilities in a single automated workflow.

Smartcrypt Classification can be added to existing implementations of Smartcrypt’s discovery and protection features, or included with new implementations. Further information about Smartcrypt Classification is available here.


PKWARE has been a trusted leader in global business data protection and encryption for 30 years. PKWARE's solutions keep data safe from internal and external cybersecurity threats for more than 30,000 enterprise customers, including 200 government entities. Its software-defined solutions provide cost-effective and easy-to-implement protection that is transparent to end-users and simple for IT to administer and control. For more information, please visit

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