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Data discovery & data classification 

Get complete visibility of sensitive and personal data. Manage privacy compliance and risk with an efficient, automated, and integrated data discovery and classification solution.

Data discovery and data classification are foundational for privacy and governance programs. Businesses need to know where and what types of sensitive and personal data they have, as well as the ability to respect and enforce consumer privacy choices on that data wherever it resides. But traditional methods are problematic:

  • Manual, using surveys and spreadsheets which are incomplete and immediately out-of-date.
  • Slow and expensive, often using parallel data lakes that add to security risk.
  • Not integrated with privacy software, making risk assessments, ROPAs, and PIAs difficult.
Today’s privacy landscape is complex enough. Modern privacy programs require efficient and dynamic data discovery that flexibly connects to data sets, offers centralized control, and enables privacy use cases such as data subject rights fulfillment, security controls, records of processing, and risk assessments.

It’s time for a modern, scalable, and futureproof approach to data discovery and classification.

Why Ketch for data discovery and classification?

Dynamic, always-on data discovery
Ketch data discovery and classification is always on, constantly scanning internal data systems and classifying data sets, using responsive machine learning models, giving you a complete and growing picture of data across your organization.
Secure, centralized admin controls
Ketch’s user interface gives you centralized control over decentralized data, while the data itself stays decentralized across your various data systems. Your administrators will set and enforce data governance policies and access from a central interface.
Automated consent and rights orchestration
Integrated with privacy software
Ketch data discovery and classification is natively integrated with Ketch privacy management software, this enables key privacy use cases like ROPAs and DPIAs, as well as centralized data governance policy-setting and enforcement.

Ketch platform features and capabilities

The Ketch Data Control Platform includes everything you need to deploy a scalable DSAR privacy solution for your organization. Features include:

Always-on discovery for every row, column, and cell

No more static, manual spreadsheets and surveys.

Ketch constantly scans your data systems (including third-party) across relational and non-relational databases, identifying & classifying structured and unstructured data.

We classify your data sets using responsive machine learning models, giving you a complete and growing picture of data across your organization. See data at an attribute level in a central location, with always-on updates as new data is added in each respective system, so you can make decisions without moving data.  

Connect through tech, not surveys

Custom third-party system APIs with the Ketch Application Marketplace.

Eliminate manual, static surveys from your data discovery process. With the Ketch Application Marketplace, you’ll use our custom API integrations to connect to applications and service providers.

Ensure disparate systems are distilled up to an intelligible, centralized view. Check out the live marketplace.

Drive efficient and effective privacy use cases

Including risk assessments, ROPAs, and DPIAs.

Fulfill data subject requests for access and deletion with more granularity, with cell-level access and control. Open up exciting use cases like dynamic ROPAs and DPIAs—build ROPAs without relying on a spreadsheet.

You’ll have a comprehensive view of personal data processing and consent information, with efficient, always-on documentation.  

Centralized control, decentralized data

No parallel data lakes; manage controls from a central interface.

Let your data stay where it is, while you make decisions in a central policy engine, such as data formats like masking and tokenization, and enabling purpose-based access control.

Set policy and enforce internal access according to data processing purpose. Set security parameters on data access including plain, masked, tokenized, encrypted, or statistically anonymized.

Adam Korn, CIO at 6th Street
I’m glad to be partnering with Ketch, who are on the forefront of the data access and privacy revolution.

Measurable return on investment

Your business’s data ecosystem grows more complex by the day. The average business uses 40-60 SaaS applications, on top of the various in-house and legacy business and data systems. A dynamic, integrated data discovery and classification toolset that can connect to internal and external systems provides extensive ROI benefits:
Eliminate operational challenges for privacy compliance access requirements
Efficiently scale your privacy program against increasing regulations, and drive privacy team productivity of 20-30%.
Optimize your data footprint
Drive 30% reduction of data surface area with better data discovery, reducing breach risk and lowering discovery cost in the event of a breach.
Streamline your data discovery process
70% operational savings over traditional, manual survey-based data discovery.

From the blog

Data discovery and classification: common FAQs

Connect with Ketch

Simplifying your privacy program has never been easier. The Ketch Data Control Platform helps you achieve complete data control for privacy, governance, and security use cases.

Your data discovery and data classification solution should be dynamic and always-on, secure with centralized management, and integrated with your privacy software for maximum productivity. The Ketch Data Control Platform can meet these needs and more: Contact Us to book a live demo.