by Michael Coyle
Have you ever sent an email to someone by mistake, someone who shouldn’t have received it? Let’s face it, we’ve all done it.
But what if that email contained a super-confidential commercially sensitive document and it went to a competitor or a partner?
Now that’s a whole other story, especially if you are a financial services company whose reputation lives and dies on discretion and security.
And there is always the possibility of an outgoing or embittered employee forwarding inside material for malicious purposes in order to cause maximum damage to the business.
Now Microsoft has built a really powerful solution: Azure Information Protection which gives file level security for all documents with settings applied at a top level that run throughout your organization.
It is all pervasive and customizable and ensures users must apply labels on to documents – whether Word, Excel, Powerpoint or others – so that “internal only” docs can’t be forwarded outside or “for your eyes only” papers remain just that, private between two people.
AIP is configurable from the Azure Portal and the critical part is that the key business executives need to sit down with their Managed Service Provider to decide on the right labels for their business. The governance and compliance managers should be involved, of course. It is part of the Microsoft Company Intune Portal and the Microsoft 365 Business Plan.
While generally, it is cock-up rather than conspiracy that causes data leakage, AIP now means that a company looking to patent a certain piece of technology can be more secure from either accidental or malicious leaks.
MicroWarehouse is educating companies on the benefits of AIP as well as the need to prepare on how to use it: it can be a complex product and there are important guidelines for businesses.
Watch our recent webinar on Azure Information Protection webinar here.
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