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M365 Compliance Capabilities That Make Your Life Easier

With a continued shift towards relying on the cloud and SaaS platforms, understanding how your Microsoft 365 solutions facilitate compliance is crucial. It’s now more important than ever to ensure that your M365 environment stays compliant with security and data privacy regulations. 

Fortunately, M365 provides a range of compliance tools and capabilities to help you protect your data and maintain ultimate control over it. Let’s take a look at a few of the most useful M365 compliance tools.

Data Loss Prevention

M365’s Data Loss Prevention (DLP) feature helps protect confidential data from being shared accidentally or maliciously outside of your organization. It allows you to identify, monitor, and protect sensitive data across M365 services. DLP also provides policy tips in Outlook so users are aware of the potential risk when sharing sensitive data.

M365 Compliance Manager

The Compliance Manager provides a central console for you to monitor, track, and receive reports on your compliance posture. It’s designed to be user friendly, allowing you to easily get visibility into the areas needing attention and take corrective actions quickly—it’ll even give you a compliance score to show you where you need to improve. 

Additionally, it can identify gaps in your organizational compliance efforts across M365 services such as: 

  • SharePoint Online
  • Exchange Online
  • OneDrive
  • Microsoft Teams

Insider Risk Management

M365’s Insider Risk Management feature helps detect potential insider threats by monitoring activities in M365, such as email communications. It allows you to create policies that set thresholds for certain activities and flags potential risk when suspicious behavior is detected.

Privileged Access Management

The Privileged Access Management (PAM) feature helps protect your organization’s data and systems by controlling access to accounts. It provides an end-to-end solution for managing, monitoring, and auditing privileged activities, such as administrative tasks.

Microsoft Purview Audit

M365’s Microsoft Purview audit feature is designed to provide visibility into the use of data across M365 services. It allows you to track and assess who has access to customer data and how it was used. It facilitates forensic and compliance investigations into the misuse of data. 

Communication Compliance

M365’s Communication Compliance feature helps you monitor, detect, and act on inappropriate behavior in communications. It allows you to set up rules and policies that detect suspicious activities, such as phishing attempts or other malicious activity related to your organization’s communication channels. 

By minimizing the risk associated with communication compliance, you can ensure that sensitive and confidential information is kept secure.

Message Encryption

No matter the industry you operate in, effective, safe messaging is essential to the success of your business. M365’s Message Encryption feature helps protect confidential emails from unauthorized access, giving you peace of mind that customer data and other sensitive information is secure.

Envision Consulting: Your M365 Compliance Partner

At Envision Consulting, we provide a full range of M365 services to help you ensure compliance in your environment. Our teams can help you with assessing and managing security risks, deploying the correct tools, and gaining the necessary certifications to stay compliant

If you’re looking for ways to make sure that your organization is secure and compliant, get in touch with us today!

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We started Envision Consulting for businesses that share our passion for building long- term and healthy relationships. While we might be technology experts, we’ve always known that trust, reliability and looking after a client’s best interest are paramount to succeeding in business. But in 2001 and to this day, there were few managed IT providers available that embodied our customer-centric values. There were countless support companies more interested in reacting to issues than paving the road forward for clients, making it far too difficult to build long-term relationships. We felt a strong pull to make something different, and we did.