July 2024


Tarian Technology Launches Cutting-edge Software to Safeguard Multi-level File Protection

Cybersecurity solutions firm, Tarian Technology, part of the Exsel Electronics Group, has launched a new market leading, multi-level file protection software to fully safeguard secret, sensitive or personal information contained in a document before it is shared with pre-approved intended audiences.

The new Need2Know software, has been developed for government departments handling sensitive information as well as military, enterprise and other organisations that want to protect its assets – enabling individuals and organisations to share sensitive data without sacrificing security, control, or privacy.

The software is a superior layer of encryption security, bedded into documents that works off data-centric security (DCS) architecture principles – acting as an additional layer of armour to protect data and intellectual property from theft or cyber espionage. By using a DCS approach to cybersecurity, the software prioritises control and secure access to the data at a granular level, rather than prioritising the systems and networks that store and transmit it.

And, compared to current redaction software already available on the market, which is more easily reversed, this approach acts as a double layer of defence, fortifying overall network protection.

Need2Know enables security levels within a document to be significantly enhanced – if the document is not being read or edited, then it does not exist. Documents are brought together when needed and broken into encrypted pieces when stored on a company’s server by the Need2Know server application. This removed the need for expensive duplication of secure encrypted files, applying security classification at the level of paragraphs, pictures or even individual words to ONE original single file source.

Keith Hughes, Managing Director at Tarian Technology says: “Need2Know is revolutionary in its ability to safeguard top secret, sensitive information. It’s more than just painting over words typically done through redaction tools.

“Our software makes content visible only to the eyes that it is intended for. Need2Know removes the need for expensive duplication of secure and encrypted files. The advantage our new software offers is that it’s a single source of truth, every time.”

Need2Know provides confidence in safeguarding secret, sensitive and confidential information and is a solution to multi-classification security across domains, which will be valuable for sectors including; government, medical and pharmaceutical, national security, military and businesses world over.

Data handlers can mark multiple sections of information within an original document with differing levels of audience and redaction mark-up. A publication is then generated for each audience before being shared. Documents are brought together when needed and broken into encrypted pieces when stored on a secure server by Tarian Technology Need2Know server application.

The software has been created for Microsoft Word documents on Windows PCs and will apply security classification at the level of words, figures, paragraphs and images (tifs). The company is working on developments across multiple applications including PowerPoint and Excel for roll out in the near future.

Tarian Technology is a software-centric systems integrator with a specialised focus on information and cyber security. Central to its expertise lies a deep understanding of data-centric security and its multifaceted applications. Through close collaboration with Governments, the business has consistently pioneered interoperable systems of information security that set new benchmarks in the industry.

Its core domain of expertise revolves around multi-domain communications, data, and system management – ensuring that users and operators have continuous security and accessibility of information across all domains, at all times. Tarian Technology holistic approach encompasses a comprehensive range of security measures, making certain that a company’s data and information remains shielded against ever-evolving threats. Its approach aligns with the UK National Cyber Security strategy.

Tarian Technology is offering a free trial of the Need2Know software. To find out more, visit the website at tarian.tech.

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