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Azure Information Protection for Microsoft 365

Empower collaboration inside and outside your organization by protecting sensitive information such as emails and documents with encryption, restricted access and rights, and integrated security in Office apps.

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Active Directory Rights Management Services (ADRMS) has been available for many years as an on-premises solution for customers to protect Office documents. Azure Information Protection for Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based solution designed to deliver similar protection to customers using Microsoft 365.

Azure Information Protection for Microsoft 365 is available for purchase as a monthly subscription through these channels:

  • Direct from Microsoft
  • From an advisor partner
  • With an enterprise agreement
  • Syndication

Azure Information Protection for Microsoft 365 is included in the Office 365 Enterprise E3 and E5 plans. It can also be purchased as a standalone with these plans: Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Enterprise K1, Exchange Online Plan 1, Exchange Online Plan 2, and Exchange Online Kiosk.

The requirements for using Office Message Encryption are as follows:

  • If you’re using Microsoft 365, you must be on the newest (Wave 15) version of Exchange Online.
  • If you’re using on-premises mailboxes, you must be using Exchange Online Protection or hybrid mail-flow.

Note: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) customers cannot use the new encryption service until they are transitioned to Exchange Online Protection.

We will be upgrading all customers using Exchange Hosted Encryption to the new Office 365 Message Encryption offer. If you already have a subscription for Azure Information Protection for Microsoft 365, you will get encryption service by default, because Office 365 Message Encryption is included with Azure Information Protection for Microsoft 365. See more information about encryption here.