07 Jun 2021
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Proofpoint delivers advanced data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams

By Shannon Williams

Cybersecurity and compliance firm Proofpoint has announced Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker is now a certified data loss prevention partner for Microsoft Teams. 

Available as part of the company's Information Protection platform, the announcement means organisations worldwide can now ensure real-time data security and compliance while millions of users collaborate on the Microsoft Teams communication platform.

This is Proofpoint’s third business-critical integration with Teams since launching its Content Capture and Enterprise Archiving integration in 2020 as part of Proofpoint’s Compliance platform.

“We are proud to be one of the first Microsoft Teams security and compliance partners across DLP, content capture, and archiving,” says Ryan Kalember, executive vice president of cybersecurity strategy for Proofpoint. 

“Teams compliance is a must-have for regulated and highly litigious industries, while Teams DLP is a must-have essential for all organisations as their users increasingly rely on the Teams platform to collaborate with sensitive information," he says.

Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker (CASB) provides an additional option for DLP in Teams beyond the DLP capabilities in Microsoft 365. 

According to Proofpoint, its advanced DLP capabilities for Teams allows organisations to:

  • Apply DLP to Teams messages and shared files to safeguard regulated data and intellectual property. Notify users when sensitive information is removed
  • Monitor confidential documents in Teams and across other cloud apps while applying Microsoft Information Protection sensitivity labels
  • Maintain compliance with data protection and residency laws including HIPAA, PCI DSS, and GDPR

“In today’s distributed work environment, Microsoft Teams enables employees to stay connected and productive,” says Hammad Rajjoub, director, product marketing, Microsoft Compliance Ecosystem at Microsoft Corp. 

“The integrations with Proofpoint help ensure that our joint customers can address security and compliance needs while enabling employees to work from anywhere," he says.

Proofpoint CASB is part of the organisation’s Information Protection platform, which delivers a unique people-centric approach to stopping data loss across email, cloud apps, and endpoints. With coverage across all DLP channels using a common data classification framework, Proofpoint Information Protection combines content, behaviour, and threat-based telemetry with sophisticated analytics. 

According to the company, security teams worldwide rely on Proofpoint to addresses the full spectrum of data loss scenarios across malicious, negligent, and compromised users. Its unified alerts also help users better prioritise warnings, respond faster, and achieve a shorter time to value, it says.

In addition, customers will soon be able to find Proofpoint Content Capture and Enterprise Archive on Microsoft AppSource.

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