Under the name Purview, Microsoft has grouped together all the data management tools offered by the supplier to large companies, adding a host of new features.
Microsoft unifies the majority of its most important data management solutions under the “Purview” brand. This naming brings together the functionality of Azure Purview and the compliance of Microsoft 365 to create a single framework for data governance and risk management. To reflect this unification and their adaptation to the Purview brand, several autonomous products have been renamed, mainly on the Microsoft 365 side. The idea is to facilitate the implementation of data governance technology for companies with multi-cloud and multi-platform environments.
Nor is it a simple reorganization and rebranding. Microsoft also announced on Wednesday that its data loss prevention technology for macOS devices is now generally available, along with the addition of more than 50 classifiers for its catalogs listing sensitive information types. Additionally, the company added a public overview of its multi-level preservation function, formerly Information Governance, now called Purview Lifecycle Management. Additionally, the publisher also announced preview versions of two other features, namely the ability to co-author encrypted documents from mobile devices running iOS or Android, as well as restricted access app bundles. for Windows endpoints, allowing enterprises to specify which applications are allowed to access which data elements in a more granular way.
The vendor also rolled out C-suite risk management and legal features, including enhanced detection and investigation updates for Insider Risk Management insider risk management functionality, improved ability to identify relevant team data through the eDiscovery suite, and capabilities for the Communication Compliance communication compliance offering. This system can now detect code of conduct violations and the sharing of sensitive information through better optical character recognition and machine learning, and do so faster through faster detection times.
According to a blog post by Alym Rayani, general manager of compliance and privacy marketing at Microsoft, the revamp and these features are a response to the increasingly complex nature of data governance architectures and the challenges posed by data governance. current data protection environment. Rapidly changing regulations, pandemic concerns, and remote working significantly complicate the challenges facing data protection executives at a large enterprise. “The market has responded with dozens of products that require security, data governance, compliance and legal teams to pull together a disparate set of solutions,” Rayani explained. “Not only is this approach taxing resources, it is also inefficient. The safety results are even worse: audits are failed, and brand reputations are damaged,” he added.