Organizations need to protect their sensitive data including intellectual property, trade secrets, customer data, and personally identifiable information from both insiders and external cyber attackers. In fact, 80 percent of organizations experience more than one data breach in their lifetime.1 With global, industry, and national-level regulations, the need to protect sensitive data and prevent data exfiltration has never been more urgent than it is now.
I am delighted to announce that Forrester listed Microsoft as a Leader in its 2023 Wave™ for Data Security Platforms. The Forrester Wave™ report evaluates the data security platform market and provides a detailed overview of the current offering, strategy, and market presence of these vendors. Microsoft received the highest possible score in the current offering category for data classification, data threat and risk visibility, data masking or redaction, encryption, rights management, privacy use cases, and integrations for Zero Trust criteria; and in the strategy category for the product vision, execution roadmap, and community engagement criteria.
We believe our investments in advanced classification technology, data threats and risk visibility, rights management, and privacy resulted in this recognition.
The Forrester report also acknowledges: “Microsoft shines with its ecosystem approach—if you go all in,” wrote Heidi Shey, Forrester Principal Analyst, in the report. “Microsoft Purview brings together capabilities to 1. understand and govern data; 2. safeguard data; and 3. improve risk and compliance posture. But Microsoft’s security capabilities go beyond Microsoft Purview. By design, the entire Microsoft ecosystem working together multiplies its value via telemetry from across the environment.” She added, “The power of Microsoft’s telemetry is evident in its capabilities for identifying data threats and risk visibility. These offer strong controls for data masking, encryption, and rights management.”
Our work isn’t stopping there, however. We continue to work closely with our customers to gather feedback to help us build better products. Your input provides critical insights as we strive to create solutions to help you on your data security journey.
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We’re excited to announce that Microsoft is named a Leader in the 2022 Forrester Wave™: Security Analytics Platforms. Microsoft achieved the highest possible score in 17 different criteria, including partner ecosystem, innovation roadmap, product security, case management, and architecture.