Microsoft 365 is expanding its offerings for businesses concerned about threat protection and data compliance.
This week, Microsoft added two new offerings (opens in new tab) to its Microsoft 365 portfolio for businesses concerned with bolstering protection against cybersecurity threats and ensuring regulatory compliance for sensitive data. Both offerings will become accessible on 1 February.
The first new option, titled “Identity & Threat Protection,” comprises all of Microsoft’s advanced threat protection services for Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS). This includes Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure Active Directory in addition to Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Windows Defender ATP, and Office 365 ATP with Threat Intelligence.
The “Information Protection & Compliance” option combines Office 365 Advance Compliance with Azure Information Protection. The offering is intended to assist businesses in maintaining compliance with regulations governing the handling of sensitive data, such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Companies will have access to a compliance score for all of their Microsoft cloud services, and sensitive data will be automatically classified and protected. Microsoft uses AI to “respond effectively to regulatory requests.”
The Identity & Threat protection package will cost $12 per user per month, while the Information Protection & Compliance package will cost $10 per user per month. Each package’s services are also available as part of the Microsoft 365 E5 suite.