CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification

CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification enables your organization to get complete visibility of sensitive data with efficient data discovery, classification, and risk analysis across cloud, big data, and traditional environments.

A ‘single pane of glass’ with rich visualizations and insights allows you to get a clear understanding of what sensitive data you have, where it resides, and its risk of exposure. You can more easily uncover and mitigate privacy risks, enforce data sovereignty, and comply with a growing number of data privacy and security regulations, such as, CCPA, PCI DSS and HIPAA.

CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification is part of Thales next-generation CipherTrust Data Security Platform (CDSP) and is available for sale to the U.S. Federal Government exclusively through Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies.

Effective solution for enterprise-wide data privacy 

Thales CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification efficiently identifies structured as well as unstructured sensitive data on-premises and in the cloud. Supporting both agentless and agent-based deployment models, the solution provides built-in templates that enable rapid identification of regulated data, highlight security risks, and help you uncover compliance gaps. A streamlined workflow exposes security blind spots and reduces remediation time. The detailed reporting supports compliance programs and facilitates executive communication.


A centralized console with rich visualizations and detailed reports offers a clear view of sensitive data and its risks. This makes it easy for your organization to uncover and close privacy gaps, prioritize remediation, and make informed decisions about third-party data sharing and privacy concerns before a digital transformation implementation.

Single pane of glass for complete visibility and control

Thales CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification is integrated with the CipherTrust Manager, which enables your IT organization to manage your data privacy and security with centralized management. Now, from a single pane of glass your organization can set policies, discover data that adheres or violates those policies, classify data, rank risks and apply remediation.

Accelerated path to compliance

The crucial first step in compliance is to understand what constitutes sensitive data, where and how it is stored, and who can access it. Efficient scans enable you to build a strong foundation for your overall data privacy and security. Detailed reports and visualized charts help your compliance teams demonstrate compliance to auditors and regulators.

Supports both agentless and agent-based deployment

Thales CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification is available in agent-based as well as agentless deployment modes. This allows your security and IT teams to ideally mix and match agent-based and agentless solutions for optimal results, while reducing the total cost of ownership.

One solution for enterprise-wide structured as well as unstructured data

No need to go to different vendors for disjointed solutions. Thales CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification can efficiently locate most types of data across file servers, databases, cloud applications and storage, big data environments, and traditional databases.

Built-in templates for various regulations like GDPR, CCPA, etc.

Built-in templates help you get a quick start by allowing you to rapidly discover and classify your regulated data. You can also create your own templates based on your unique requirements.

Data Stores

  • Local storage and local memory on the host
  • Network storages
    • Windows Share (CIS/SMB)
    • Unix File System (NFS)
  • Databases
    • IBM DB2
    • Oracle
    • SQL
  • Big Data
    • Hadoop Clusters

Type of files supported

  • Databases: Access, DBase, SQLite, MSSQL MDF & LDF
  • Images: BMP, FAX, GIF, JPG, PDF (embedded), PNG, TIF
  • Compressed: bzip2, Gzip (all types), TAR, Zip (all types)
  • Microsoft Backup Archive: Microsoft Binary / BKF
  • Microsoft Office : v5, 6, 95, 97, 2000, XP, 2003 onwards
  • Open Source: Star Office / Open Office
  • Open Standards: PDF, HTML, CSV, TXT

Pre-built templatesThe solution includes a wide range of ready-to-use templates that can help you meet common regulatory and business policy needs. For example:

  • CCPA
  • GDPR
  • PII
  • PHI

Server Requirements

  • 16GB minimum RAM
  • 1GB minimum network interface connectivity
CipherTrust Data Discovery and Classification Walkthrough
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