Titus Classification Suite for Windows

November 2022

Version 2022.0

November 4, 2022

New Features
  • Titus now works with Microsoft sensitivity labels in Microsoft Office 365. You can map Microsoft sensitivity labels to Titus fields and values, so that Titus users can process documents and emails that contain a Microsoft sensitivity label.

  • You can use Policy Manager to set Schemas and Policies and publish them as a TCPG file to be consumed by TCS for Windows.

  • You now have the option to use the Titus logo (the default), a custom logo, or no logo in the Titus Ribbon and Select dialog.

  • The Titus Dashboard has been deprecated. You can use the Data Classification Reporting Server and the Reporting Collector Intelligence Pack in its place.

    While you can still see the option to enable the Dashboard in the Titus Administration Console (if you have the Dashboard configured), it no longer works.

  • The Reporting Collector Intelligence Pack is a collection of dashboards that allow the data from the Reporting Collector to be displayed. They can either be used as-is or be customized. Intelligence Packs are installed and displayed using the HelpSystems Data Classification Reporting Server and come with pre-defined roles and permissions.

  • You can now revert visual markings in a document by selecting Ctrl + Z once or selecting a single action from the Undo menu.

  • Improvements to Auto-Save functionality have been made to reduce the number of audit log events when documents are saved to a Cloud drive. This applies to Microsoft Office 2016 or later and Microsoft Office 365.

  • You can now apply a classification, using the context-menu, to the following Calendar items:

    • Meeting requests

    • Meeting responses (Accept, Decline, Tentative)

    • Send cancellation

    • Update meeting (standard and recurring)

    NOTE: This feature does not support Microsoft Outlook items that use RTF content.
  • XLAM files are not being saved when Titus add-in is enabled and Microsoft Excel is open

  • Cannot preview Microsoft Excel spreadsheets in File Explorer in Microsoft Office 365.

  • If a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet is received as an attachment in an email, the Classification may disappear when trying to save or print the spreadsheet.

  • In Microsoft PowerPoint, when a classified document is still open, downgrade warnings do not appear when you open another classified document of which you want to change the classification.

  • If you delete custom properties and Titus GUID in a document, they do not get re-added upon saving the document.

  • Classification Dialog appears a second time when sending an email after setting classification the first time.

  • Scroll bar appears for entire Classification dialog instead of only areas where needed, such as sub-classifications.

August 2022

Version 2021.4 HF1

August 31, 2022

  • Entrust S/MIME action does not work properly when opening/sending message previously saved in Drafts

  • Update .config references to allow use of Log4Net 2.0.14 as used by Titus Data Detection Engine 2022.0

April 2022

Version 2021.4

April 2022

New Features
  • Support for Microsoft Outlook 2021 and Microsoft Office 2021 has been added. For Outlook 2021, switch to the classic ribbon view (simplified ribbon view is not supported).

  • The Select dialog has been updated to allow a user to manually enter multiple Classifications, select multiple Classifications, or both. If a Classification, that is also in the list, has been manually entered or deleted, its checkbox is automatically selected or cleared, respectively. See the Titus Administration Console User Guide for more information.

  • Titus Classification Suite now integrates with Harmon.ie (a PulsePoint COM add-in with Microsoft Outlook) to provide a smoother user experience when using both products.

  • Scroll bars are not consistent for multi-select fields in the Select dialog between versions.

December 2021

Version 2021.3

December 2021

New Features
  • Support for Titus Client Extension for Data Detection Engine on-premise - The Data Detection Engine (DDE) is executed by a Titus-defined Policy which returns properties, such as Score and Sensitivity, that can you use to apply to a Custom X-Header or to classify documents and email messages. The Data Detection Engine provides a rating based on the severity of the detected information. It uses artificial intelligence to detect Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Personally Identifiable Financial Information (PIFI) and Protected Health Information (PHI) in messages and documents.

  • Removed SQL Express installation option - SQL Express 2019 has a minimum platform version of Windows 10\Win Server 2016. TCS for Windows still supports older server platforms, so the option to install SQL Express as part of TCS Administration Console installation was removed from the product.

  • Improved support for usage of dots (.) and underscores (_) in Dynamic Functions.

  • Titus Classification for Office add-in caused issues when saving text files within a macro.

  • Titus Classification client – Portion Marking dialog is missing text.

  • Titus Classification client – Existing favorites were removed during configuration update if host applications were running

    • Changes made to configuration name, field display names, schema fields or values enabled/disabled, are not dynamically displayed if the application is open when the new configuration is consumed. These changes are displayed when the host application is reloaded.

    • Changes made to fields, values, and conditionality may impact existing Favorites rendering them invalid

  • Titus Classification for Office Add-in would affect the current document returned during macro execution when using application.customizationcontext.

  • Titus Classification for Office – usage parameters when adding Custom properties were affected by a previous fix. The fix was reverted. See details for Custom property usage in the Titus Policy Authoring Guide.

June 2021

Version 2021.2

June 30.2021

  • The improved PDF contents extraction mechanism provides content validation in PDF and XLSX files. This change will not impact any existing functionality in Content Validation Profile and related actions.

  • There are now additional vertical alignment parameters (Top, Middle, and Bottom) in Document Markings for headers and footers. This will not impact any other parameter in Document Markings. Existing document markings can be edited to use this new functionality.

  • Improved method to apply header and footer displays in PowerPoint templates.

  • The Query Windows Task Scheduler has been updated to reduce LSA (LookUpAccount) calls and improve the overall performance of Active Directory queries.

  • The Classify option will not appear if Titus is unable to apply a classification to an Outlook attachment.

  • Updated User settings file extension. The file containing user favorites has been renamed, and Titus Client installer will migrate existing user favorites.

  • Changed folder names and registry keys from "Titus Labs" to "Titus." Existing "Titus Lab" installations will continue to be supported.

  • The TitusBI SQL account will no longer be automatically created by the Titus Reporting Collector, but this account could be manually created.

  • Some audited events were not listed under System Settings - Client Auditing for the Titus Administration Console. Listed events now include AttachmentClassification (2472), AttachmentClassificationFailed (2473), CustomActionApplied (2480), and ExternalProcessingOnOpenFailed (2481).

  • Titus Classification for Desktop Justification Events (Event ID 3001) are now written to audit logs as expected when using the fly-out menu.

  • Titus Classification for Desktop downgrade warnings are now shown only when changing the classification of multi-selected files.

  • An anomaly in the Titus Message Classification - TMC Ribbon properties prevented the classification value being read. Changes made to correctly interpret the classification values within the header.

  • Titus Classification for Desktop change made to the adapters writing metadata to PDF files to ensure the associated ADS file is preserved.

  • Titus Message Classification change made to determine if an alert should be displayed when classifying an email attachment. Previously, a policy alert was shown twice when changing the classification of an attachment.

  • Titus Message Classification displayed an error message calling out an invalid file name when applying body tags to an email message. The message's temporary file path contained a space causing the error message.

  • Titus Classification for Office was adding a blank line at the top of the header when executing a header/footer action. A previous fix was reverted. Line break elements (such as <p> and <div>) may still result in extra lines when added manually to the header/footer actions.

  • Titus Classification for Office change made to better determine how and when document markings are applied to prevent duplicates.

  • The TITUSBI account will no longer be automatically created when installing Titus Reporting Collector. Note: If the TITUSBI account was created by previous installations, it will not be removed and should be manually deleted prior to installation or upgrade.

April 2021

Version 2021.1

April 2021

  • The Reason field of the Set Classification and Set Message Classification actions now provides ability to add rich text within the dialog shown to users when a Set Classification action is executed.

  • In Metadata Handers in Application Settings,, the default value for Version 3 Metadata has been changed from Off to Read and write, and the Version 3 Property Name has been set to Titus.

  • This Custom Action allows Administrators to prevent the viewing of restricted documents when screen sharing software is in use

  • Titus Administration Console allows use of round brackets in schema fields. These are restricted characters.

  • Titus Client Service would execute code to evaluate custom functions while these were not in use by the customer’s configuration.

  • Monitor Scaling affects clients using Titus 2020.1 SP1. Ensure you have the latest updates of your version of Microsoft Office.

  • Titus Message Classification – a Bookmark not defined error would occasionally be shown when applying Body tags in messages.

  • Titus Classification for Office – in Custom Properties of an Office document, Titus GUID property is set while the product is disabled.

  • Titus Classification for Office would intermittently cause labels to print incorrectly.

  • Titus Classification for Office removed a pre-existing text box when adding document footer.

  • Titus Classification Client threw an error when loading custom functions.

  • Titus Classification Client – Fields shown/hidden by conditions are not displayed as expected.

  • Titus Classification Client – the SaveAsPDF custom action writes keywords when saving a new PDF. This could result in duplicated keywords.

  • Titus Classification Client – the 1-Click display layout is not respected in the Titus Select Dialog.

  • Titus Classification for Office prompts for classification when closing Excel without document changes.

  • Message formatting changes caused email classifications to not be displayed in Titus Message Classification when messages were generated from Titus Message Classification for MAC.

  • Saving a PowerPoint presentation in the Picture Presentation format would fail when Titus Classification for Office was installed.

  • Type-in Text fields would not expand to accommodate multiple lines of text in the Titus Select Dialog.

  • Schema fields were not displayed as expected when selecting multiple files to classify with Titus Classification for Desktop.

  • Visual Markings were not maintained when meetings items were forwarded using Titus Message Classification.

  • Classification values were not maintained when classifying attachments in Titus Message Classification.

  • Justification was triggering inconsistently for certain schema fields.

  • Titus Classification for Office – Titus GUID property was being set while the product was disabled.

  • Portion Marking Dialog was not displaying expected portion mark fields in Titus Classification for Office.

  • The Classification Dialog was not correctly displaying very long value lists in multi-select fields.

  • Multi-line First Line of Text (FLOT) values were not correctly read by Titus Message Classification.

  • Titus Message Classification would not classify files attached to a message.

  • Titus Reporting installer would fail when attempting to add system machine name to the reporting database.

November 2020

Version 2020.0 SP1 HF6

November 2020

  • REFIX (from solution provided in HF5) When upgrading from 4.6 and using MS Office 2016 the error message “Error! Bookmark not defined” was seen on bookmarks that were established when running 4.6.

Version 2020.0 SP1 HF5

November 2020

  • After 2020.0 SP1 HF4, there was a clash with an addin that validates that 3rd party macros are authorized to run in the environment.

  • When upgrading from 4.6 and using MS Office 2016 the error message “Error! Bookmark not defined” was seen on bookmarks that were established when running 4.6.

October 2020

Version 2021.0

October 2020

New Features
  • The product now supports retrieving RMS templates from Azure. The AD RMS SDK 2.1 version 1.0.4114.0 is required. The templates can be applied using a Policy and Action.

  • Overlay icons in File Explorer have new branding. The icons can be updated through the Titus Administration Console. To remove icon caches, go to https://neosmart.net/wiki/clear-icons-cache.

  • The Titus product logo was updated.

  • The file containing user favorites has been relocated, thus enabling users in remote areas to maintain their favorites across sessions. The location is now C:\Users\<UserID>\AppData\Roaming\Titus\UserSettings.json.encrypted.

  • Logging is now enabled by pressing Alt + L on the About dialog.

  • A minimum of .NET Framework version 4.7.2 is now required. A minimum of .NET Core 3.1 is required for the Titus Administration Console.

  • Using Australian Email Protective Marking, non-Titus Subject Label were not removed by Titus Message Classification.

  • Advanced Header Footer and Document Marking actions were not applied as expected in Titus Classification for Office.

  • Adding section breaks impacted headers and footers when using "Different First Page" option in Titus Classification for Office.

  • Titus Classification for Office – Sporadic Vera Integration Errors have been reported.

  • In Titus Classification for Office, a document Classification was lost when the document’s custom property contained a dot(.)

  • Incorrect Tool Tip text was shown when hovering over the Help Icon in Titus Classification for Office.

  • Outlook 2016 Pro Plus- Calendar not showing details of meeting invite.

  • A code change made to address another issue in Titus Classification for Office impacted saving an Excel spreadsheet with macros.

  • The Quick Print feature in Microsoft PowerPoint was unavailable while Titus Classification for Office was installed.

  • In Outlook 2016, the calendar does not show details of meeting invites.

  • Titus Classification for Office prevented Excel from closing when saving file as .CSV.

  • Titus Message Classification would sometimes prompt user to classify Outlook Tasks when not required.

  • Errors were displayed when Titus Message Classification would attempt to open certain messages to apply a body tag.

  • Monitor Scaling affects Titus 2020.1 SP1. This issue was found in Microsoft Office 2013 (build 15.0.5267.1000).

  • A 3rd party Add-in conflicted with Titus Classification for Office Add-in.

  • Email body tags were periodically not applied and a “Bookmark not defined” error would generate in Titus Message Classification.

  • One-click button alignment in the Ribbon does not render as expected in Titus Classification for Office.

  • Memory usage of the Titus service was high in remote access environments.

  • Titus Classification for Desktop did not recognize certain date formats on non-English operating systems.

August 2020

Version 2020.0 SP1 HF4

August 2020

  • Changes previously made to TCO to improve behaviour with regards to flow in Excel and canceling the Select Dialog causing all Excel open files to be closed was recently found to affect Customer’s Macros and VB Scripts that performed operations on Excel files.

July 2020

Version 2020.0 SP1 HF3

July 2020

  • If a user, who used a targeted configuration, reconnected to a VPN/AD and downloaded a new TCPG that had been updated, the configuration would not be loaded.

  • When a user that is part of Group Targeted configuration and has disconnected from the VPN/AD, if the Titus Client Service is restarted, either manually or by a reboot of the users machine, then the user reverts to the Default configuration and no longer uses the assigned the assigned Group Targeted configuration.

  • Closing a new Excel file without making any changes prompts with a save dialog.

Version 2019.1 SP1 HF5
  • If a user, who used a targeted configuration, reconnected to a VPN/AD and downloaded a new TCPG that had been updated, the configuration would not be loaded.

  • When a user that is part of Group Targeted configuration and has disconnected from the VPN/AD, if the Titus Client Service is restarted, either manually or by a reboot of the users machine, then the user reverts to the Default configuration and no longer uses the assigned the assigned Group Targeted configuration.

  • Patrol doesn't assign metadata when field values are marked as Selected ONLY if rule condition is File.Metadata.Classification=’’”

June 2020

Version 2020.1 SP1

June 2020

  • Only the message sender can see body tags that Titus Message Classification added to Microsoft Outlook meetings.

  • When a new Configuration was assigned, Titus Policies were being applied only when Microsoft Outlook restarted.

  • When using Group targeting, a Configuration may not have been assigned correctly when a user is disconnected from their virtual private network (VPN).

  • The Favorites icon was still displayed in the Titus Select Dialog even when it was disabled in the Configuration.

  • Long or multi-line Field and Value tooltips were not displayed correctly in the Titus Select dialog.

  • When closing an unmodified Microsoft Excel file, Titus Classification for Office would prompt users to classify the file.

April 2020

Version 2020.0 SP1 HF2

April 2020

  • If the ‘Suggested’ field in a schema value to ‘No’ then Patrol will not detect an unclassified file if the rule in the policy uses “” as the condition when checking File.Metadata.Classification.

Version 2020.1

April 2020

New Features
  • Titus Classification for Desktop allows a user to apply Titus metadata to a file which could automatically trigger VERA protection to secure files.

  • Improvements were made for accessibility, usability, user experience, and to handle display scale factor changes dynamically.

  • Titus has ensured the color icons and Field Values in the Ribbon and the Select dialog align properly.

  • Configuration files did not download to client systems when using HTTPS if only Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 was enabled. If TLS 1.0 or 1.1 was enabled, configuration files downloaded as expected.

  • When replying to emails received with a First Line of Text (FLOT), only one condition value was shown when there were multiple. During FLOT parsing, multiple values were being selected for classification.A trusted label icon appeared on some emails even though the Trusted Labels functionality was not enabled in the configuration.

  • Rich text formatting in Policy Alerts were not showing with the proper format.

  • Non-Titus watermarks were removed when Titus metadata and markings were updated on Microsoft Word documents that were already classified.

  • The FLOT parser was only considering first line from patterns when finding a match.

  • Australian Email Protective Marking Standard parser evaluated namespace from Sender’s email instead of gov.au namespace.

  • If a user activated the "TITUS Software License Agreement", the focus was not in the scrollable area of the text window.

  • When trying to open http://www.titus.com link from the About dialog box using a keyboard, users had to go through several keystrokes to activate the link.

  • Ribbon Help/Select text was not shown when opening classified messages.

  • Schema Downgrade rules could be bypassed by canceling the Select dialog.

  • Long (multi-line) schema field name text was truncated in the Select dialog.

  • Drop-down fields containing numerous (100+) values sometimes displayed with blank entries in the Select dialog.

March 2020

Version 2020.0 SP1 HF1

March 2020

  • With the deprecation of TLS 1.0 and 1.1, should you disabled these in your network, therefore only using TLS 1.2, and you are using the Titus Registry key CONFIGFILEURI to locate a centrally housed TCPG, it can take upwards from fifteen minutes to locate and download the TCPG file.

December 2019

Version 2019.1 SP1 HF4
  • When PDFs are password-protected using Word (export as PDF), the PDF Embedded adapter corrupts the file when writing metadata.

December 2019

Version 2020.0 HF2
  • When PDFs are password-protected using Word (export as PDF), the PDF Embedded adapter corrupts the file when writing metadata.

Version 2020.0 HF1
  • TCO: When using automated classification, a warning would not trigger unless meta had changed in the document.

Version 2019.1 SP1 HF3
  • If the UseStartupThread registry key was not available or corrupted, then this would cause outlook to crash.

September 2019

Version 2020.0
New Features
  • Titus has added support for the Titus Accelerator for Privacy to the Titus Administration Console and Titus Classification Suite.

  • Titus has added a Custom Action to the Titus Classification for Office that saves a Microsoft Office document as a PDF, then applies Titus metadata as PDF keywords and custom properties. This metadata can be read by Titus Classification for Desktop.

  • The PDF Properties Adapter has been replaced by the PDF Custom Properties Adapter and the PDF Keywords Adapter.

  • Titus can now read the value of a named property in an email message. Property types include MAPI properties, user properties, and X-Headers.

  • Titus Message Classification now retrieves the list of new recipients from Microsoft Outlook if a message is a reply or forward.

  • The Message.Attachment.isPasswordProtected property always returns False for password-protected ZIP files.

  • Duplicate markings are applied on documents that have been previously classified by Titus Classification for Microsoft Office 3.5.

  • The Force on Save setting is not respected for meeting invites.

  • The Remediate All operation is failing when attempting to remove recipients removed in a previous Policy Action.

  • When closing an Outlook task, email confirmation causes Outlook to crash.

  • Titus is unable to update SharePoint columns when the corresponding property name is longer than 40 characters.

  • The TITUSGUID property is being written to document properties when Titus is disabled.

  • Outlook crashes when launched in Personal Information Manager (PIM) mode.

  • Duplicated copies of saved messages are not re-evaluated when they are sent.

  • The Titus Client Service cannot be stopped from the Services console if duplicate content validation profiles are found in the Configuration.

  • Justification is only triggered for the first Field in a Set Classification Action when multiple fields have justification configured.

  • Third-party add-ins interfere with Titus Message Classification startup. The Titus Classification ribbon does not appear.

  • Microsoft Outlook flickers and loses focus when the Titus About dialog is closed in Office 365.

  • When a user from a different domain installs the Titus Reporting Collector, the Titus Reporting Collector machine cannot be added to the remote SQL server and the installation fails.

  • Filenames in double byte languages do not appear in the reporting database.

  • Alerts set to Warn or Log Only do not log the file being addressed or its path (event numbers 2120 and 2121).

Version 2019.1 SP1 HF2
  • The "reason text" preamble in the classification dialog is not displayed.

  • If a user selects a classification in the select dialog that is different to a Policy-suggested classification, when the user attempts to save the document, the classification dialog is displayed repeatedly.

  • When closing an Outlook task, email confirmation causes Outlook to crash.

August 2019

Version 2019.1 SP1 HF1
  • Occasionally, when creating a meeting invite, multiple body tags are added to the meeting invite.

July 2019

Version 2019.1 SP1
  • Language support for French and Spanish was added to the Machine Learning Categorization component.

  • The PDF Embedded adapter was updated to add support for PDF/A documents.

  • A new dynamic function was added to perform content validation using an improved regular expression engine.

  • Improvements have been made to the way pre-existing Microsoft Word Header and Footer page settings (Different First, Different Odd & Even) are handled when using the Apply Advanced Header/Footer and Apply Document Markings Actions. No changes were made to the way Header and Footer page settings are handled in Microsoft Excel.

  • Changes to custom resources were not always being published in updated TCPG files.

  • Within Outlook, it was possible to get an “out of memory error” when the application was being used for a long time with a Configuration that used a large Schema (100 Values or more).

  • Body tag parsing was not working for multi-select Fields. Only the first Field Value would be detected.

  • Alert Actions using the Log Only option were not recorded when used in conjunction with Set Classification or Set Message Classification actions that used the Suggest=True option.

  • The version number of the product was longer than the column would allow in the Collector table of the database.

  • Handling of email addresses assumed a consistent format.

  • The audit collector was not properly handling 0-byte files, resulting in exceptions..

  • During periods of low activity, the audit collector was reducing the number of active threads. However, threads were not being added when activity increased.

  • File system errors occurring when too many messages were being stored to the persistent cache on the audit collector.

May 2019

Version 2019.1 HF2
  • Could not install reporting collector where the user account is on different domain to the domain location of the Reporting Collector.

April 2019

Version 2019.1 HF1
  • Product Codes in McAfee ePO server logs display an old version.

March 2019

Version 2019.1
  • Another extensibility point has been added to the TITUS policy engine, allowing customers, partners and TITUS Professional Services to build custom modules to perform actions not available in the TITUS Administration Console.

  • A new action and a context menu item have been added to TITUS Message Classification, allowing metadata to be applied to files attached to an email.

  • A new event has been added to TITUS Message Classification, allowing policies to be applied when an email is opened.

  • The autocomplete feature in web browsers was causing some security concerns.

  • The AD cache for a user's group membership was being improperly updated when the IsMember property was not being returned.

  • Within Outlook, the compose window would flicker while it was opening.

  • Obligation audit events for TITUS Classification for Office did not always contain the filename.

  • The [Message.OriginalMetadata] properties are always blank for Appointment Responses.

  • Performance issues with the multi-file write functionality of TITUS Classification for Desktop, were causing inconsistent behaviors.

  • Help link was not working even when configured.

  • Using some font style text formatting, such as bold, in the description of an Alert, would not be respected.

  • When clicking the Check Policy button, the TITUS Classification for Office add-ins would never return the "Check Policy Complete" dialog.

  • Metadata change obligation messages in the Select Dialog did not pass color contrast requirements according to WCAG under some high contrast themes.

  • Duplicate markings were occasionally applied to meeting items.

  • Outlook was occasionally crashing when opening a meeting invite.

  • "Error! Cannot Open File", or translated text, appears instead of desired Email body tag text in some circumstances.

  • When using VBA scripts to classify emails, visual markings were not being applied.

  • When using configurations using a 9-digit TFN content profile library, you were unable to import TCF files.

  • When importing configurations, occasionally a second configuration titled "Exported" also appears in the configuration list.

  • Message properties were not always returning correct values when forwarding Meeting items.

  • Using the USETCPSERVICEBINDING option during installation would result in incorrect settings and add-ins would not be able to connect to the services.

  • Performance issues were being encountered when using TITUS Classification for Desktop.

  • Copying HTML formatted text into the detailed description of fields and values resulted in HTML content within the displayed text.

  • Administrators were unable to delete Rules which had Dynamic Properties configured.

  • Alerts were only returning the first value of a multi-select field with multiple values selected when using the [Message.Attachment.Metadata] property.

  • The TITUS Classification for Office add-in was enabled when running Word in embedded mode.

  • Using color text formatting in the description of an alert would not be respected.

  • When replying/forwarding a message that included recipients with an apostrophe in their email address, the HasNewRecipient property was always true.

  • Using font size text formatting in the description of an alert would not be respected.


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