Microsoft Purview Information Protection

Understand what data is sensitive and business critical; then manage and protect it across your environment.

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Protect data wherever it lives

Built-in capabilities

Experience built-in labeling and protection in Microsoft 365 apps and services and other Microsoft services.

Intelligent classifiers

Get accurate classification with machine learning-based trainable classifiers and exact data match.

Unified admin console

Configure and manage policies and view analytics across on-premises, Microsoft 365 apps, services, and Windows devices in one place.

Extensible platform

Extend a consistent protection experience to popular non-Microsoft apps and services with an SDK.

Protecting data is a critical need

>80%

of corporate data is “dark” – it’s not classified, protected or governed.1

128

Number of countries, out of 194, with legislation in place to protect data.2

Key features of Microsoft Purview Information Protection

Data classification overview in Microsoft 365 compliance.

Data discovery

Scan across data at rest and in use to classify across on-premises, SharePoint, OneDrive, Exchange, Microsoft Teams, endpoints, and non-Microsoft cloud apps.

An overview of data classification contracts in Microsoft 365 compliance.

Data classification

Apply labels to identify sensitive information or proprietary data with built-in and trainable classifiers.

The activity explorer in Microsoft 365 compliance.

Activity explorer

Gain a better understanding of user activities related to your sensitive data and how that data is being used.

Content explorer displaying a list of PO contract documents in Microsoft 365 compliance.

Content explorer

Take a deeper view into documents containing sensitive data and get the context you need to create data protection policies.

Data classification overview in Microsoft 365 compliance.

Data discovery

Scan across data at rest and in use to classify across on-premises, SharePoint, OneDrive, Exchange, Microsoft Teams, endpoints, and non-Microsoft cloud apps.

An overview of data classification contracts in Microsoft 365 compliance.

Data classification

Apply labels to identify sensitive information or proprietary data with built-in and trainable classifiers.

The activity explorer in Microsoft 365 compliance.

Activity explorer

Gain a better understanding of user activities related to your sensitive data and how that data is being used.

Content explorer displaying a list of PO contract documents in Microsoft 365 compliance.

Content explorer

Take a deeper view into documents containing sensitive data and get the context you need to create data protection policies.

What customers are saying

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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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Additional resources

Achieving data security and compliance

Read the white paper and research in partnership with ISACA to learn how to safeguard and protect your information.

Information Protection blog

Learn about feature updates and new capabilities across Information Protection in the latest blogs.

Information Protection sessions

Watch past sessions from Microsoft experts on Information Protection to learn more about the product.

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1. IBM. Future of Cognitive Computing. November 2015.
2. UNCTAD website Data Protection and Privacy Legislation Worldwide web page.
3. The Forrester Wave™: Unstructured Data Security Platforms, Q2 2021, Heidi Shay, May 2021.