Gartner Research

Data Loss Prevention in Microsoft Office 365

Published: 19 October 2016

ID: G00310103

Analyst(s): Brian Reed


Microsoft has integrated DLP throughout Microsoft Office 365. Understanding these features will help security and risk management leaders responsible for securing Office 365 deployments decide if these built-in DLP capabilities should be enabled instead of or in addition to third-party DLP products.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Microsoft's Built-In DLP Features as a First Step Into Office 365 Data Security
  • Carefully Evaluate Microsoft Office 365 Licensing to Fit Your Needs
  • Enable DLP in Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and Exchange Online
  • Utilize DLP Policy Tips to Increase User Awareness for Sensitive Data
  • Discover Data Use Policy Violations in SharePoint and OneDrive
  • Consider Third-Party Products If You Have Multiple SaaS Applications

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