Microsoft compliance solutions help our customers assess their compliance risk, protect their sensitive data, and govern it according to regulatory requirements. In September 2020, we announced how we are extending the Microsoft Compliance ecosystem with new connectors, APIs, and built-in customizations. That was a significant first step forward in bringing additional capabilities into our solutions through the power of our partner ecosystem.
The explosion of data from digital transformation and remote work makes the integration of security and compliance tools across internal and external ecosystems more critical than ever. Today we are excited to announce that Microsoft Compliance is joining the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). Together with the deep expertise of our Microsoft Intelligent Security Association members, we can help our customers to address their complex, evolving, and ever-expanding security and compliance needs. Through MISA, we also support members as they build product integrations and managed services.
Microsoft Information Protection was already part of MISA since the association began in 2018. Today by expanding MISA and including Microsoft Compliance, we are making it a holistic program across Security, Compliance, and Identity. Specifically, for Microsoft Compliance, we are adding the following five solutions to MISA portfolio:
Microsoft Information Governance: Keep what you need and delete what you don't. Apply compliance solutions and a deletion workflow for email, documents, instant messages, social media, document collaboration platforms, and more.
Microsoft Data Loss Prevention: Help users stay compliant without interrupting their workflow—prevent the accidental sharing of sensitive information across Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Teams, and desktop versions of Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word.
Microsoft 365 Insider Risk Management: Identify critical insider risks and take the appropriate action. With built-in privacy controls, use native and third-party signals to identify, investigate, and remediate malicious and inadvertent activities in your organization.
Microsoft Advanced eDiscovery: Gain an end-to-end workflow to collect, analyze, preserve, and export content that's responsive to your organization's internal and external investigations. Identify persons of interest and their data sources, then manage the legal-hold communication process.
Microsoft Compliance Manager: Get help throughout your compliance journey, from taking inventory of your data protection risks to managing the complexities of implementing controls, staying current with regulations and certifications, and reporting to auditors.
Compliance Data Connectors enable high-fidelity data ingestion from a variety of non-Microsoft data sources. Once ingested, data can be used in various compliance solutions. Today we are excited to share that we have further expanded our connector catalog to 39 connectors with new data sources including – but not limited to – ServiceNow, Salesforce Chatter, and Cisco Jabber. For a full view of the connector catalog – including partner built connectors - and to learn more on how to use it, please visit overview of third-party data archiving.
Azure Purview extends to multi-cloud
In December, we announced Azure Purview, a unified data governance service – integrated with Microsoft Information Protection, that facilitates the mapping and control of organizational data no matter where it resides. This integration enables the ability to apply the same sensitivity labels defined in Microsoft 365 Compliance Center to variety of data sources (including but not limited to Azure Blob Storage, Azure Data Lake Storage, Azure SQL Database etc.) in Azure.
Today we are excited to share that we are extending Azure Purview’s ability to automatically scan and classify data to other platforms, such as AWS Simple Storage Services (S3), SAP ECC, SAP S4/HANA, and Oracle Database. Available now in public preview, you can now automatically scan and classify data residing within various on-premises data stores using the Azure Purview Data Map. You can learn more in the Azure Purview blog.