Information Protection and Governance

Identify risks by locating data and understanding how it’s used. Help safeguard data wherever it lives by configuring protection and retention labels.

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Why Information Protection & Governance

Built-in protection

Benefit from information protection and governance capabilities built in to Microsoft 365 apps and services, Power BI, Edge browser, Windows 10 devices, and more.

Unified management

Configure and manage policies and view analytics across your on-premises environment, Microsoft 365 apps and services, third-party cloud services, and devices—all from a single console.

Intelligent data

Accurately identify sensitive information across your enterprise with comprehensive classification capabilities, including machine learning.

Extensible capabilities

Consistently extend protection and governance to popular third-party apps and services with SDK and connectors.


Industry recognition

See what our customers are saying

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