This Solution Accelerator is designed to help enable an organization to identify, classify, and protect data on their file servers. The out-of-the-box classification and rule examples help organizations build and deploy their policies to protect critical information on the file servers in their environment
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 are up to date!
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.
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 their file servers.
- 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.