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archTIS launches new CUI designator labelling capability

archTIS has launched its new NC Protect watermarking feature in support of CUI designator labelling, in order to assist US Defence and the Defence Industrial Base (DIB) with meeting the requirements for controlled unclassified information (CUI) document handling and tagging.

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Tue, 14 Jun 2022
archTIS launches new CUI designator labelling capability
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According to Kurt Mueffelmann, global COO and US president at archTIS, the move to expand NC Protect's watermark capability is aimed at meeting US Defence requirements, with the new CUI designator labelling capability.

The new CUI designator label capability is designed to support NC Protect's existing ability to automate the identification and classification of CUI material stored and collaborated on across Microsoft 365 applications and SharePoint on-premises.

The CUI designator labelling capability automatically embeds required information including owner name, controlled by, category, distribution/limited dissemination control and POC into the document as a watermark.


"Our DIB clients are now required to include a CUI designator mark/label with five key pieces of information that cannot be achieved natively in M365, SharePoint on-premises and Files Shares," Mueffelmann added.

The key features of NC Protect's enhanced CUI watermark capability include the ability to:

  • Dynamically apply a CUI designator label to data at rest using a watermark.
  • Manually build and apply the CUI designator label to data at rest using watermark (this can be previewed before it is applied).
  • Dynamically apply a CUI designator label as the file is being viewed.
  • When any watermarked document is opened in Microsoft Office or the NC Protect Secure Reader, the CUI designator label is embedded in the file.
  • Documents can include multiple watermarks in addition to the CUI designator label as required to prevent and track the source of data leaks.

To identify and protect CUI and other sensitive data, NC Protect provides a full range of capabilities that are designed to allow users to automatically classify and apply a CUI designator label to documents.

Based on the user's geographic location and security privileges, NC Protect is able to apply dynamic protection to prevent visibility of the document to unauthorised users, prevent emailing, and/or display the document within NC Protect's secure ready-only viewer; or allow the user to fully interact with the document.

The dynamic labelling capability is focused on enhancing data-centric information security across Microsoft 365 applications including Teams, SharePoint Online, Exchange, Office and OneDrive, as well as SharePoint on-premises and Windows File Shares. The new capability can also be extended to other government regulations and requirements.

According to Robert Osborne, CTO, IMPRES Technology Solutions, the new watermarking capability from NC Protect to apply CUI designator labelling will help their clients meet the new CMMC requirements.

"In addition, our clients will also be able to leverage this persistent watermarking feature for better classification of secure documents and marking of FOIA requests," Osborne said.

The new NC Protect feature will be globally available during the July 2022 timeframe, expanding the market opportunity in Defence and DIB.

Mueffelmann further explained the additional complementary capabilities highlights how NC Protect continues to add value to their customer’s existing Microsoft investments with this enhancement.

"It has yielded several IP co-sell opportunities with Microsoft as it solves an important challenge for the DIBs, creating a significant market opportunity,"

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