Continuing Momentum with Microsoft Information Protection (MIP)
Published Sep 22 2020 06:00 AM 6,546 Views

Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) integrations continue to see great momentum and interest from our partners and customers. These integrations help customers adopt and derive the benefits of Microsoft Information Protection to meet their security and compliance. The Microsoft Information Protection development platform consists of SDKs, APIs, and various other programmatic interfaces. Following are some examples of how some of the industry leaders are using MIP development platform to build innovative solutions solving customer’s Security and Compliance related needs.


Symantec Integration with Microsoft Benefits Customers

Symantec and Microsoft together help enterprises protect their sensitive data wherever it lives and travels with the deepest data discovery and protection available in the industry. Customers can now take full advantage of Symantec Data Loss Prevention’s powerful content inspection engine combined with the broad classification and encryption capabilities provided by Microsoft Information Protection (MIP). The integrated solution gives customers the ability to detect and read MIP-labeled and -protected documents and emails. In the upcoming release, customers will also be able to automatically suggest and enforce MIP labels for sensitive and personal data with greater accuracy based on their DLP policies. Thanks to this interoperability, enterprises are able to better ensure consistent enforcement of policies across all control points (endpoints, email, web, storage, and cloud apps), prevent data leaks, and address privacy regulations, such as GDPR and CCPA.



McAfee MVISION seamlessly integrates with MIP to detect and apply labels

McAfee MVISION Cloud integrates directly with Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) API’s to seamlessly detect and apply MIP labels to sensitive data discovered by the McAfee’s cloud-native Data Loss Prevention (DLP) service. For example, for data already protected by Microsoft Information Protection, MVISION Cloud’s DLP can read the MIP metadata and allow or prevent data dissemination or collaboration such as when an employee shares confidential data with a 3rd party. For sensitive data not yet protected, MVISION Cloud can detect sensitive data and apply MIP label to assure that customer data is protected as intended. If labels have ‘Encryption’ turned on, the documents classified with those labels will be automatically encrypted. As an example, a customer may push PCI data to SharePoint; in this case an MIP label can be applied to protect the data based on the MIP protection framework. The screenshot shows that MVISION Cloud retrieves all predefined MIP policies for use with the DLP service.




Relativity uses MIP to empower Communication Compliance for customers

Relativity Trace is used by compliance teams to monitor the communications of high-risk individuals – across email, chat, email, and audio – in near real-time. Using AI and machine learning the system automatically flags conversations that exemplify scenarios of collusion, corruption, complaints, market manipulation, excessive gifts, sharing of sensitive information and others for compliance analysts to review. Our clients know that encrypting data through the use of Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) labels greatly improves overall security within their organization, but the encryption of content can make it difficult for compliance teams to identify internal threats. To solve this issue, Relativity Trace has built secure MIP decryption into the product using the MIP SDK, so all content can be analyzed for risk and compliance analysts can understand the complete story of a communication. This integration ensures compliance teams can efficiently protect their organization and meet regulatory obligations without degrading security throughout the organization.


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VMware's Boxer and Workspace ONE enables security and compliance for customers

Boxer’s integration with the MIP SDK enables our corporate clients to use MIP Sensitivity labels and secure the emails and documents which they exchange within or outside their organizations.

The real innovation of the unified labelling is in the combination of three different components: classification, protection, and encryption that already exist on their own. AIP Sensitivity labels provide an excellent end-user experience by allowing users to secure their information by simply applying a label. Organizations can also boost their security and Data Loss Prevention policies with a comprehensive and unified approach for the data protection.

With classification, our users can add header and footer text to an email or watermark to a document. With protection, the content can be limited to be used by a specific group of people.

Further restrictions may include specific actions such as do not view, do not forward, do no reply and more. In addition, labels can even limit for how long the content will be available.

Currently the MIP Sensitivity labels are in General Availability and we are onboarding our first customers.

On another exciting note, VMware’s Workspace ONE Content app is also now leveraging the MIP SDK to provide editing of AIP documents and will soon follow with adding AIP Sensitivity labels.


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