Information protection and governance

Safeguard sensitive data across clouds, apps, and endpoints.

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Built-in protection

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

Unified management

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

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2. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, Michael Hoeff | Jeff Vogel, 28 October 2020.
3. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Content Services Platforms, Michael Woodbridge | Marko Sillanpaa | Lane Severson, 30 October 2019.
4. The Forrester Wave™: Unstructured Data Security Platforms, Q2 2021, Heidi Shay, May 2021.