Organizations no longer operate within their own perimeter. Data is traveling between users, devices, apps, and services more than ever before. And protecting your perimeter, users, or devices does not guarantee protection of your data as it travels outside of corporate boundaries. Even simply identifying the data that needs protection can be a major challenge. So how can you identify and secure your data when it’s being stored in disparate locations and shared across boundaries? Microsoft Azure Information Protection helps you classify and label your data at the time of creation. Protection (encryption + authentication + use rights) can then be applied to sensitive data. Classification labels and protection are persistent, traveling with the data so that it’s identifiable and protected at all times – regardless of where it’s stored or with whom it’s shared. The interface is simple and intuitive and does not interrupt your normal working experience. You also have deep visibility and control over shared data.
What does Azure Information Protection provide?
Classification and labeling Classify data based on source, context, and content at the time of creation or modification, either automatically or manually. Once classified, a persistent label is embedded in the data and actions such as visual marking and encryption can be taken based on the classification and label.
Protection and use rights Protect sensitive data by encrypting it and allowing only authorized users access to the data. The protection is persistent to ensure data is protected at all times, regardless of where it’s stored or with whom it’s shared.
Tracking and reporting Users can track activities on shared files and revoke access if they encounter unexpected activities. The solution provides rich logs and reporting that can be leveraged for compliance and regulatory purposes.