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Microsoft Renames Data Governance and Compliance Products to “Microsoft Purview”

Rabia Noureen

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Microsoft announced a significant revamp of its Azure Purview data-governance platform. The Redmond giant is rebranding the service as “Microsoft Purview” and also rolling out new Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities to the suite.

The new Microsoft Purview suite provides customers with compliance tools that allow them to view all their data assets in one place. The new solution also enables organizations to manage risks and regulatory compliance. Moreover, it makes it easier to protect and manage sensitive data across apps, clouds and endpoints.

“Microsoft Purview brings together data governance from Microsoft Data and AI, along with compliance and risk management from Microsoft Security. Microsoft Purview is also complemented by identity and access management, threat protection, cloud security, endpoint management, and privacy management capabilities—creating a truly comprehensive approach to security,” explained Alym Rayani, GM of Compliance and Privacy Marketing.

Microsoft Renames Data Governance and Compliance Products to "Microsoft Purview"

Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention for macOS is now generally available

In addition to the rebranding, Microsoft Purview offers integration with several new Microsoft 365 compliance solutions. First up, the firm has announced the general availability of Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention for macOS. The feature lets users protect sensitive data and information on devices running macOS Catalina or higher.

The firm has also added co-authoring capabilities for encrypted Office documents on Android and iOS devices. This capability is currently available in preview for Microsoft 365 apps and services, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Microsoft is introducing a new “multistage” data retention setting in Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle Management. Prior to this update, IT Admins were required to manually review and configure the retention and deletion settings at the end of a data retention period. However, it is now possible to automatically assign a new label to the data after a retention period has ended.

The company has added more than 50 new classifiers to its sensitive information type catalog. These new classifiers are currently available for Microsoft Priva, Information Protection, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), eDiscovery Premium, Records Management, Data Lifecycle Management, Exact Data Match, as well as Insider Risk Management.

Last but not least, Microsoft Purview eDiscovery (Premium) is getting some enhancements that should help to better identify relevant data in Teams. Microsoft Purview Compliance Manager now offers more than 150 recommendations across a range of solutions.

If you’re looking to learn more about the new updates coming to Microsoft Security solutions, the company will hold a Microsoft Security Summit digital event on May 12, 2022, at 9 AM PT. You can now register to attend the free one-day virtual event, which also includes a Live Chat Q&A session with security experts.

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