• Azure Information Protection

The Problem

Information no longer remains within the protection of an organization’s infrastructure. It is constantly moving between mobile devices, cloud storage accounts, and different application services. This stems from users needing data on the go and in the field. However, this leaves data vulnerable as it can leak and potentially harm the company.

The Solution

Azure Information Protection helps ensure that no matter where your data goes, it is classified, labelled, and protected. The protection this solution offers encrypts data at the file level which means even if it gets placed into a cloud storage account, only an authorized user can access the content within. The ability to classify and label information will also help your organization better understand the data in your environment. As users become familiar with the one-click interface, they will benefit from the useful tooltips indicating why a particular data classification should be implemented.

Offering Benefits
  • Employees are allowed to use their chosen device in the workplace while also accessing corporate resources securely
  • Files that are shared through email or cloud storage services can be protected
  • Secure collaboration is ensured by encrypting any file type and assigning specific read, write, and edit restrictions
  • Employees can track files and revoke access whenever they need to
  • Encryption operates at the file level and travels with the document no matter where it goes or how it is transported
  • As soon as a file is created, it can be classified in one click providing classification, labelling, and protection
  • Data can also be protected automatically through the use of built-in and customizable content detect tools
Scenarios
  • Employees at a corporate office exchange emails and documents that may contain sensitive information, such as PII and PCI information
  • Business units such as Finance and Marketing can have their own classification settings to restrict access to protected emails and documents
  • Integration with existing Exchange and SharePoint infrastructures makes for smooth transitions even after implementation
  • Additional integration with Microsoft technologies improves the overall experience when maintaining a secure enviornment
  • Organizations with a mix of cloud and on-premises technologies can make use of Azure Information Protection
  • Meet GDPR compliance using the various resources available within the settings and controls

 

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