Securing Sensitive Information in Office 365

February 9, 2015 |

Microsoft’s quarterly earnings call at the end of January touted strong demand for its cloud services. Commercial revenue grew 5 percent to $13.3 billion, driven by Office 365, Azure, and Dynamics CRM Online.

Office 365 is growing rapidly. Public disclosures from Redmond reveal a triple digit growth rate, and an annual revenue run rate above $2.5 billion. Office 365 is a collaboration tool enabling you to create, store and work together on content. Organizations are opting to work with Microsoft to help control their enterprise collaborative content. However, these organizations need to understand where users save sensitive data and who is using it, so it can automatically be secured.

Today we announced HiSoftware Security Sheriff for Office 365, which extends the features and functions of our on-premises solution for inspecting, classifying, securing, auditing and processing content to Office 365, SharePoint Online, OneDrive and hybrid environments.

Our CEO, Kurt Mueffelmann said in today’s announcement, “The SharePoint capabilities of Office 365 make it simple to create content and share it with a global audience. However, its ease of collaboration and the resulting upsurge of content also come with increased risk. We recently surveyed SharePoint users during a webinar, and 81% of respondents said user mistakes have been the leading source of actual damage from breaches. Security Sheriff provides organizations with the ability to apply granular security controls around content, to limit the damage that can be done by unfettered collaboration.”

Security Sheriff for Office 365 uses our full-text, high-speed policy scanning for real-time monitoring and control of the full document information lifecycle. We’re also finding enterprises planning cloud-centric or exclusive use of the cloud with Office 365. To support this model, Security Sheriff is now available on Microsoft Azure, giving organizations the flexibility to deploy best of breed compliance without any legacy on premises servers.

Screen Shot of Screen shot of Site Sheriff View Results

Screen shot of Site Sheriff View Results

More information can be found online. You can also stop by and visit us at the HiSoftware booth (#702) during SPTechCon in Austin, Texas, from Feb. 8-11, 2015 to discuss more about Security Sheriff for Office 365.

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Diana South

As Senior Product Marketing Manager, Diana South is responsible for Cryptzone’s data loss prevention and digital accessibility solutions. Diana brings over 20 years of experience with enterprise software to help organizations provide equal and secure access for their users, delivering products that become integral to the customers' business.

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