We are excited to share that Microsoft has been rated "Outstanding in Functionality" in the KuppingerCole Market Compass for Secure Collaboration, May 2022. Microsoft was also the only company to be awarded the highest possible score of "Strong Positive" in all five categories: security, deployment, interoperability, usability, and market standing for the Microsoft Purview Information Protection Platform. See the Full Blog on the Security blog website.
Enterprises today face the challenge of classifying large volumes of data, especially personal data, which is required by privacy regulations and laws worldwide. At Microsoft, our goal is to provide a built-in, intelligent, unified, and extensible solution to protect sensitive data across your digital estate – in Microsoft 365 cloud services, on-premises, third-party SaaS applications, and more. With Microsoft Purview Information Protection, we are building a unified set of capabilities for classification, labeling, and protection not only in Office apps but also in other popular productivity services where information resides (e.g., SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Microsoft Teams), as well as endpoint devices.
“Microsoft Purview Information Protection provides a sophisticated classification system that can apply labeling to a document based on the creator, the context in which it was created, and/or the content within the document. The functionality is natively embedded into Office services and apps, and third-party applications via the information protection SDK. Sensitive information is discovered and labeled with out-of-the-box, custom, and machine learning (trainable) functionality,” writes analyst Annie Bailey in the report. “Information such as credit card, SSN, person names, licenses, and business categories like healthcare or financial can be classified out of the box. Custom fields include RegEx, Dictionary, Fingerprint, Named entities detection (e.g. person name, address, medical terms), Exact Data Match, and credentials.”
Double Key Encryption provides additional security and governance control
Built into frequently-used enterprise applications
Simulations to test policy effectiveness
Interoperates with Microsoft and third-party event logs
Automated and manual classification options
Coverage of structured and unstructured data in the Microsoft environment
Data loss prevention functionality in Teams chat
Option for no configuration, default classification