Information Governance & Compliance

Successful introduction and continuous application of data governance and compliance practices are an absolute imperative for all organizations. This applies to all data repositories including unstructured data held in traditional file shares, collaboration platforms, private, hybrid and public cloud services.

The Information Governance and Compliance solution area provides organizations with the necessary information to begin applying logical frameworks to unstructured data, to monitor, and to facilitate the organization's adherence to these frameworks


A complete analysis of all unstructured data to guide classification as record/non-record, IP/public, employee/client/subcontractor PII, inside/outside of retention period, etc.
Self-service access to analyses of file service usage that highlight areas of possible non-compliance and guide specific action by data owners.
The ability to effect a change in the organizational culture; to create the understanding that responsibility for ensuring data quality is shared by all file service users.


The Information Governance and Compliance solution area is delivered as a subset of the capabilities available in Northern's core software product "NSS" and a fixed number of professional services hours that are used to configure the software in an appropriate way for the specific customer environment.

Purchase of the Information Governance and Compliance solution area does not allow use of the software's storage allocation (quota) capabilities. These capabilities are made available within the Centralised File Service Management solution area.


Scan the full unstructured data environment - SMB/CIFS file shares, NFS exports, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Azure, etc. [KB-3119]
Provide self-service access to summary and file-level reports of file service use to relevant organzational stakeholders - Data Governance, Data Compliance, Data Protection, Records Managment, ILG, etc.
Utilize the benefits of the Data Stewardship Framework solution area and recruit specific data owners to pro-actively manage unstructured data for their department or team.
Use View Profiles to ensure that the information provided is relevant and focused on data governance and compliance issues. [KB-3158]
Analyses based on meta-data provide a powerful insight into file service use.
When areas of interest are identified, text-mining analysis (string matching and regular expression) reveals the exact nature of the data.
Get assistance from Northern's Professional Services team in defining the regular expressions necessary to locate specific alphanumeric strings.
Use built-in workflows to queue, sign-off and execute actions on selected files.
Rely on full logging of actions carried out to ensure all file mitigation is defensible.
Demonstrating a functioning practice of compliance monitoring, coupled with remediation workflows, quickly satisfies risk assessment auditors.
Regularly and automatically updated file service content reviews minimize the time and effort required to respond to audit requests.
File Service Management
Solution Area Teasers

Gain full visibility on patterns of file service use and implement strict policies to control that use.
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Data Stewardship Framework
Solution Area Teasers

Establish and maintain a clear picture of data ownership within the organization.
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