A Global Pharmaceutical Company needed data classified so it could be protected using downstream technologies such as DLP and Data Governance.

We introduced a system that injected metadata tags into emails and documents to enable DLP to stop sensitive classified content from leaving the building and raise user awareness with clear visual markers on documents.

Global Pharmaceutical Company

A Global Media Company needed to leverage Data Governance products to discover who was accessing data, where and when.

We deployed a solution that attached metatags to files so administrators could scan network repositories and discover the location of sensitive information, and see how it was being handled.

A Global Media Company

A Wealth Management Fund needed customer x-headers inserted into email properties so that their existing secure email solution could automatically intercept the message and deliver the content securely.

We implemented a Data Classification solution that enabled each confidential email to be stamped with a custom tag, to be scanned by a secure email system so that messages were encrypted before delivery to third parties when necessary.

Wealth Management Fund

According to IBM, 2.5 Quintillion Bytes of digital information is alleged created each and every single day.

This information is stored in multiple different locations inside and outside of an organisation it is then accessed by different people, updated, modified, deleted, duplicated and shared. This rate of creation is only ever going to increase. As a Security Operative, the task of protecting things like PII, PCI, Intellectual Property and other sensitive information is an almost impossible task.. Finding what’s worth investment for protecting is the first step to a healthier security posture. A Data Discovery solution can automate this lengthy task freeing up IT and security staff to spend their time on what their paid for: keeping it secure. Discovery Solutions also ensure this doesn’t become a snapshot either, delivering scheduled scanning and a proactive approach to finding where information resides and who has access to it.

Data Discovery

With visibility of important information to your organisation it becomes easier to ringfence and implement appropriate security measures to stop breaches.

Insider Threat
Large silos of information exist across the corporate landscape, finding these can help identify who has access and perhaps should or should not have access to them. This aids in combatting compromised or rogue personnel inside your network.

Help achieve GDPR compliance by understanding where PII is to help safeguard it and remove it in the event of a SAR.

Identifying which information is regularly accessed and which isn’t can help drive retention technologies and policies. This can aid technology refresh projects and also help avoid duplication of information.

Data Discovery
Our Services

HANDD offers a full range of Data Discovery solutions to help clients get control of their data and who has access to it. From identifying your needs to implementing solutions and providing training, HANDD are there for the whole journey. Our specialist services include:

  • Project Management Compliance (Ensure EU Data Protection Directive and other regulatory compliance mandates are met)
  • Environment Discovery – Helping you to define what it is you are trying to protect, how and where
  • Data Discovery Policy Creation
  • Help Building your Requirements and Managing the Product Selection Process
  • System Design, Implementation and Deployment
  • Training, education, support and maintenance
Data Discovery
Deployment Example

A global insurance organisation ran a GDPR driven Data Discovery and Governance project. They wanted to gain visibility of their unstructured and stale data. One particular reason for this was to help them reduce the costs of unnecessary storage space, to then archive or delete the data correctly. The Data Discovery product deployed helped with the later challenge as well as remediating risks from group level access ensuring that only the employees needing to access certain data would have access to that group/data.

Data Discovery
Our Vendors

Our Data Discovery vendors include:

Our Partners

We work with leading vendors to supply powerful and reliable data security solutions.

What Our Customers Say

“HANDD have always been supportive in dealings with the many CSC accounts where GlobalSCAPE has been installed. Nothing is ever too much trouble.”

Gill Douglas

Enterprise Application & Intelligence, CSC

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“All my experiences with HANDD have been very positive! From my first dealings with Laura who responded to all questions quickly and in detail to my latest working with various members of the Support Team who all are eager to assist and give a working solution.”

Darrel Leech


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“It has been awesome working with HANDD staff during the trial and implementation period. They show such professionalism and dedication. We love the product very much. I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Chee Wai Tan for his enthusiasm and commitment toward Lufthansa Systems APAC.”

Iskandar Omar

Lufthansa Systems Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

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“We find both the level support and response times meets the requirements of our business at present and are very happy with what we have been provided with up to now. There always seems to be someone with the knowledge required or able to put us in touch the correct person if not whether it be a sales or technical issue.”

David Condron

UNIX Team, Hargreaves Lansdown

“Our work with HANDD Business Solutions for support with GlobalSCAPE [EFTP & Mail Express] has been beyond our expectations in terms of customer service, they are always quick to respond and never fail to resolve an issue. Over the years they have provided us support with application upgrades, server migrations & supplying accurate information relating to projects. HANDD are without exception very professional and it has been a pleasure working with the company.”

Martin Petty


“I’ve been extremely happy with all my dealings with HANDD. They’ve always been very quick to respond to any technical issues and the advice has been spot-on. It comes across that they use and understand the GoAnywhere software very well.”

Stephen Harcourt

HR Wallingford

“GlobalSCAPE support was always an issue to us due to us being in a different time zone. Since working with HANDD, this is no longer an issue. HANDD are very prompt and professional when dealing with clients. Engineers like Chee Wai Tan always provide professional feedback, follow up, provide guidance as well as technical knowhow when we need this. We are a happy client and looking forward to working with HANDD further.”

Danny Poon