Microsoft announces Endpoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP) available in Preview

Microsoft has released its Data Loss Prevention tools for endpoint clients. Customers with Microsoft 365 subscriptions can now protect data on physical devices next to online services and apps.

This new feature it is possible to enable Microsoft 365 policies that have been configured for apps, to be active on computers as well. This is an extra service of Data Loss Prevention. It enables IT administrators to allow users what to do with sensitive data, and what to share. For example, IT administrators can block copying sensitive files to an external USB drive, or print the file.

On top of blocking files, Data Loss prevention has extensive logging and auditing capabilities. All actions done by the end user will be registered and saved.

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Source:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/endpoint-dlp-learn-about?view=o365-worldwide

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