Information protection and governance

Help safeguard sensitive data across clouds, apps, and endpoints.

Information protection and governance

Why use information protection and governance?

Help protect and govern your data wherever it lives with built-in, intelligent, unified, and extensible solutions.

Built-in protection

Benefit from information protection and governance capabilities built into Microsoft 365 apps and services, Power BI, Edge browser, and Windows 11 devices.

Unified management

Configure and manage policies and view analytics across your on-premises environment, Microsoft 365 apps and services, non-Microsoft 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 information governance and protection to popular apps and services with SDK and connectors.

Why is information protection and governance important?

$4M

Cost

The average cost of a data breach in 2019.1

88%

Data Loss

The percent of organizations lacking the confidence to prevent sensitive data loss.2

Products for information protection and governance

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Information protection

Implement Microsoft Information Protection to help you discover, classify, and protect sensitive information wherever it lives or travels.

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Information governance

Use Microsoft Information Governance capabilities to govern your data for compliance or regulatory requirements.

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Data loss prevention

Apply a consistent set of policies across the cloud, on-premises environments, and endpoints to monitor, prevent, and remediate risky activities with sensitive data.

Two people looking at a tablet connected to a keyboard and a desktop monitor.

Information protection

Implement Microsoft Information Protection to help you discover, classify, and protect sensitive information wherever it lives or travels.

A person using a laptop.

Information governance

Use Microsoft Information Governance capabilities to govern your data for compliance or regulatory requirements.

A person working at their desk.

Data loss prevention

Apply a consistent set of policies across the cloud, on-premises environments, and endpoints to monitor, prevent, and remediate risky activities with sensitive data.

The Forrester Wave™: Unstructured Data Security Platforms

Microsoft Security is named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Unstructured Data Security Platforms, Q2 2021.3

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1. 2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report, the Ponemon Institute.
2. Forrester, Security Concerns Security Priorities Survey 2020.
3. The Forrester Wave™: Unstructured Data Security Platforms, Q2 2021, Heidi Shay, May 2021.