September 10, 2019

How Azure Information Protection secures your data?

by Abhay Wadhwa in EMS, Office365

Azure Information Protection (AIP) is a cloud-based Azure solution that helps organisations to classify, label and protect documentation and emails within their on-premises, cloud or hybrid environments using labels. The activity of setting rules and defining policies can be undertaken directly by IT admins. It can also be done manually by the users. Organisations are also provided with the ability where users can be given recommendations by IT Admins.

Azure Information protection can be divided into two main categories:

  • Classification and Labelling (Azure Information Protection, or AIP)
  • Protection (Azure Rights Management Service, or Azure RMS)

Why AIP?

Modern day corporate employees expect to work from any location using any device. With Azure information protection. By using Azure Information Protection, an organisation can manage and secure delicate data, documents and email. It gives an organisation control over data that is shared within or even outside the organisation.

By using labels, permissions and classifications in the simplest manner possible organisations can radically increase their control over their data. Azure Information Protection helps to largely reduce the affect of any possible threats that have the potential to harm an organisation’s IT.


Classification and Labelling

Using Azure Information Protection, at the time of creating a document, a user can create policies to classify and label data. This can also be done during modification of data depending of kinds of content, by source, and specific context. These classifications can also be fully automated to make a user’s life even easier.

Encryption and rights management

Azure RMS is used to encrypt sensitive data and define usage rights for different users and third parties as well. Authorised and Designated users as well as services like indexing and search, have the ability to inspect and read any data that Azure RMS protects.

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