Microsoft Brings Encrypted Storage, Data Loss Prevention And Other Features To Office 365

At the Microsoft TechEd North America conference, Microsoft revealed no.of new features for Office 365 customers around security, compliance, and privacy. New features include encrypted storage technology that moves beyond a single encryption key per disk to deliver a unique encryption key per file, ability to apply policies across Office mobile apps to allow their users to create, view, edit, and share content only between managed applications, data loss protection and more.  Read about it below.

Encrypted storage

We’ve continued to make investments in security with our layered defense strategy at physical, logical, and data layers where we have technologies, processes, and best practices to keep your data secure in our data centers. We have also built user-level encryption features like S/MIME, Office 365 Messaging encryption, and data loss prevention (DLP) fingerprinting into the service in the past few months. Our latest encryption methodology will start to deploy to Office 365 business customers beginning in July. The technology moves beyond a single encryption key per disk to deliver a unique encryption key per file. With advanced encryption technology, every file stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business is encrypted with its own key, and subsequent updates to a file are encrypted with their own unique key as well.  This makes OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online highly secure content storage for your data.

Mobile device management for Office 365

For today’s employees, a mobile device is their first and sometimes only connected device. This means that businesses need to provide a rich and secure experience to access Office documents and emails without restricting users to a one-size-fits-all application. With Office and OWA for mobile devices, users soon will be able to access corporate data from within Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive for Business, and OWA mobile in a protected manner based on IT policy defined through Windows Intune. IT departments will be able to apply policies across Office mobile apps to allow their users to create, view, edit, and share content only between managed applications. These managed Office applications will be available for iOS and Android phones later this year. You can read more about the new features in Windows Intune announced today at TechEd North America here .

Data loss protection for SharePoint Online in Office 365

Starting in June, our existing data loss prevention (DLP) capability available in Exchange will expand to include documents stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business for Office 365 Enterprise E3 customers. DLP prevents the sharing of sensitive content either inside or outside an organization by automatically classifying and identifying a customer’s data at rest using deep content analysis. IT administrators can then construct queries through the eDiscovery Center, similar to how they already perform compliance queries, and view or export the results.

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  • Sai Das

    Encrypted storage is NSA approved!