Persistent information security for your sensitive data
Classify data based on sensitivity and apply persistent data protection to your most critical assets. Enable safe sharing of sensitive data inside and outside of your organization. Gain visibility and control over shared data.
Why choose an information protection solution
Classification and labeling
Classify data based on sensitivity and add labels—manually or automatically.
Encryption and rights management
Encrypt your sensitive data and define usage rights when needed.
Intuitive, one-click process
Apply protection easily without interrupting your employees' normal course of work.
Detailed tracking and reporting
See what’s happening with your shared data to gain more control over it.
Benefits of Azure Data Protection
Classify your data based on sensitivity
Policies classify and label data at time of creation or modification based on source, context, and content. Classification with Azure Information Protection is fully automatic, driven by users, or based on recommendation.
Collaborate more securely with others
Share data safely with coworkers as well as your customers and partners. Define who can access data and what they can do with it—such as allowing to view and edit files but not print or forward.
Protect your data at all times
Embed classification and protection information for persistent protection that follows your data—ensuring it remains protected regardless of where it’s stored or who it’s shared with.
Ease of use
Data classification and protection controls are integrated into Microsoft Office and common applications to secure the data you’re working on with one click. In-product notifications such as recommended classification help users make right decisions.
Add visibility and control
Track activities on shared data and revoke access if necessary. Your IT team can use powerful logging and reporting to monitor, analyze, and reason over data.
Deployment and management flexibility
Help protect your data whether it’s stored in the cloud or in on-premises infrastructures. You have the flexibility to choose how your encryption keys are managed, including Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) options.