Microsoft announces unified Data Loss Prevention experience in Office 365

Microsoft yesterday announced a unified management experience for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policy creation and reporting across Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business.

To date, IT admins have managed DLP for Exchange Online via the Exchange admin center (EAC). And for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, they need to do it via Office 365 Security and Compliance Center. With this new experience, they can now create a single DLP policy in the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center that covers Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. The unified DLP platform allows organizations to manage multiple workloads from a single management experience, reducing the time required to set up and maintain security and compliance within their organization.

Along with unified policy creation, IT admins can now view reports for their DLP policies across Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business in a single place. In addition, Microsoft also announced enhancements to the DLP data delivered via the Management Activity API.

The Activity Management API enables organizations to connect DLP event data from Office 365 with third-party tools, such as a security information and event management (SIEM) system. Now event details provided via the Activity Management API will contain the same data as the alerts generated in Office 365 to notify IT admins when a DLP event occurs.

Learn more about this here.

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