Information protection and governance

Protect and govern data wherever it lives

Identify risks by locating data and understanding how it’s used. Help safeguard data wherever it lives by configuring protection and retention labels.

Know your data

Understand your data landscape and identify important information across your hybrid environment.

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Protect your data

Protect your sensitive data throughout its lifecycle by applying sensitivity labels linked to protection actions like encryption, access restrictions, visual markings, and more.

Govern your data

Manage your content lifecycle using Microsoft 365 features to import, store, and classify business-critical data. Keep what you need and delete what you don't.

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Securing your data and mitigating risk in today’s remote work environment

Integrated and intelligent data governance with Microsoft 365

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Understand where your sensitive data is located and intelligently protect it with Microsoft 365

Learn more about information protection

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