Microsoft Teams now works with Proofpoint for data loss prevention

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What you need to know

  • Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker is now a certified data loss prevention partner for Microsoft Teams.
  • The tool from Proofpoint helps organizations remain compliant with guidelines while securing data.
  • Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker can be used to maintain compliance with HIPAA, GDPR, and other guidelines.

Microsoft Teams users and admins have a new integration that helps them secure data. Earlier today, Proofpoint announced that Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker (Proofpoint CASB) is now a certified data loss prevent partner (DLP) for Microsoft Teams. Proofpoint CASB is part of Proofpoint's Information Protection platform and allows organizations to ensure compliance and real-time security within Teams.

"We are proud to be one of the first Microsoft Teams security and compliance partners across DLP, content capture, and archiving," says Proofpoint executive vice president of Cybersecurity Strategy Ryan Kalember. "Teams compliance is a must-have for regulated and highly litigious industries, while Teams DLP is a must-have essential for all organizations as their users increasingly rely on the Teams platform to collaborate with sensitive information."

Proofpoint breaks down three key options that Proofpoint CASB provides in addition to the data loss protection features Microsoft 365 and Teams already have:

  • Apply DLP to Teams messages and shared files to safeguard regulated data and intellectual property and 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

Since the pandemic shifted more workflows online, making sure that data is safe and in compliance with local and industry guidelines is increasingly important. Many organizations that shifted to remote work or that migrated to Microsoft Teams need to ensure they are in compliance with HIPAA, GDPR, and other guidelines.

Sean Endicott
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