News 10 May 2017

Azure Now Safeguards Data Outside Your Company Too

Your IT department works hard to keep your data and systems within your company secure.

Catherine Reveley

But what happens when you share data outside your organisation – like when you email a document to a client?

Then, it’s out in the wild. Your carefully-designed security policies no longer apply. It’s impossible to control.

Or is it?

A new Microsoft feature, called Azure Information Protection, has something to say about that. Let’s take a look.


Introducing Azure Information Protection

Azure Information Protection is designed to give you secure control of email, documents and sensitive data that you share outside your company walls.

Built into Office 365 and other Microsoft products, it allows you to apply security policies and encryption controls to data stored outside your own cloud. And you can even track and get reports on what others are doing with your data.

There are 3 key features to know about;

Control access to files in the wild

With Azure Information Protection, you can easily add encryption and usage rights to files you share outside your company. This gives you control of who can see your data, wherever it is.

Easily set security labels and policies

Setting these data usage rights is easy and flexible, too. You can do it intuitively, with a single click. Or you can add security labels to files and folders. Or you can automate things with security policies. Your choice.

Track activity and change access rights

This last feature might be the best of all. With Azure Information Protection, you can see reports on who has accessed data you’ve shared. And, even better, you change access rights for files you’ve emailed outside your organisation.

So now you can close the barn door on shared files – even after the horse has bolted!


Want to know more?

Does Azure Information Protection sound like something your company could use? The Delta Comtech team would be glad to tell you more about it in an informal chat.

We’re here to help – just contact us.


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