Enterprise Vault™ Classification using the Veritas Information Classifier
- About this guide
- Preparing Enterprise Vault for classification
- Setting up Veritas Information Classifier policies
- About policies
- About patterns
- About tags
- Defining and applying Enterprise Vault classification policies
- Defining classification policies
- Running classification in test mode
- Using classification with smart partitions
- Appendix A. Enterprise Vault properties for use in custom field searches
- Appendix B. PowerShell cmdlets for use with classification
- Appendix C. Classification cache folder
- Appendix D. Migrating from FCI classification to the Veritas Information Classifier
- Appendix E. Monitoring and troubleshooting
Introducing the Veritas Information Classifier
The Veritas Information Classifier lets you classify items based on their content and metadata. The main areas of the Veritas Information Classifier are as follows:
Policies. The Veritas Information Classifier evaluates the items that you submit for classification against a set of policies. Each policy specifies the conditions that an item must meet to be assigned a specific classification tag. The numerous built-in policies cover many of the regulations and corporate standards for which you may want to classify items, and you can create custom policies if you have additional requirements.
See About policies.
Patterns. Each of the built-in policies checks the items that you submit for classification for one or more patterns. These patterns use sophisticated algorithms to look for matches that meet the required confidence level. You can incorporate the built-in patterns in any custom policies that you create, and also create custom patterns of your own.
See About patterns.
Tags. When an item that you have submitted for classification meets the conditions of a policy, the Veritas Information Classifier assigns the associated tags to the item. You can create custom tags to add to the large number of built-in ones.
You associate each tag with an index property. This is the metadata property of an item in which you want to store the tag. You can also associate the tag with a retention category. By doing this, you can assign the retention category to items at the same time that the Veritas Information Classifier assigns the tag to them.
See About tags.
Analyze. Use this feature to look for policy matches in a sample folder of your organization's file content. You can evaluate the content against all the available policies, or limit the analysis to individual policies or groups of policies.
While the analysis proceeds, the Veritas Information Classifier displays real-time statistics on the percentage of files that may contain sensitive data and their estimated risk level. Then, when the analysis has finished, you can download a report of its findings in PDF and comma-separated value (CSV) formats.