Simplifying Data Loss Prevention with Microsoft Purview

Written by: Jason Meilleur
Published: March 14, 2024

In the digital age, data security is a paramount concern. With the average company’s data footprint growing exponentially and over 300 million people working remotely worldwide, data security incidents can occur anytime, anywhere. The key to data security is securing that data wherever it goes, and Microsoft Purview offers a comprehensive solution.

The Challenge of Data Security

Data security is a complex issue. Organizations often struggle with a fragmented solution landscape, using ten or more different tools to meet their data security needs. This approach can be costly, hard to manage, and still leave gaps. A holistic approach to data security is essential.

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Microsoft Purview: A Holistic Solution

Microsoft Purview offers a comprehensive data security solution that helps you better understand and mitigate your data security risks. It provides multiple controls, including protecting data from unauthorized use across workloads, preventing data loss, and managing insider risk.

Protect Sensitive Data

Microsoft Purview Information Protection offers visibility into where your data lives, classifies sensitive information through comprehensive labeling, and applies built-in encryption to protect your data. It gives you a unified view of structured and unstructured data across your entire data estate, allowing you to understand your data estate better, start labeling your data, and then apply controls consistently across data types.

Prevent Data Loss

Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention (DLP) provides controls to prevent data loss or unauthorized use of that data, such as improperly sharing, copying, or printing. This comprehensive solution works across the different applications, services, and devices where sensitive data is stored, used, or shared, whether it’s Microsoft-native platforms or non-Microsoft services and apps.

Manage Insider Risk

Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management provides user context around data and leverages built-in, ready-to-use machine learning models to detect and mitigate the most critical data security risks around that data. It correlates various signals to identify potential malicious or inadvertent insider risks, including IP theft, data leakage, and security violations.

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Adaptive Protection: A Dynamic Approach

In today’s modern workplace, data security risk is dynamic. Broad, static policies no longer work; they can either fail to protect data or overprotect it to the point that people can’t get anything done. Microsoft Purview includes Adaptive Protection, which addresses the most critical risks dynamically. It uses built-in indicators and machine learning models to continuously detect and mitigate the most critical risks for both content and users. It automatically adjusts the right level of mitigation controls based on the risks detected, making DLP more effective by continuously optimizing policies.

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Strengthen Your Data Security Today!

In today’s world, there are no geographical limits to sensitive data; it travels across people, places, and devices around the world. We know that the key to data security is securing that data anywhere it happens to go—and we want to help you build a data security strategy for today’s global, collaborative business landscape. Whether you need an assessment of your current environment, help navigating licensing structures, deployment, customization, training, or managed services, we’ve got you covered. Let us help you get started. Contact us for more details.

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