In September of 2021, Microsoft announced the highly anticipated general availability of Azure Purview, a cloud-native data governance solution to enable organisations of all sizes to manage and govern their on-premises, multicloud, and software as a service (SaaS) data. Since Azure Purview was brought onto the market, thousands of organisations have collectively discovered tens of billions of data assets as well as served up millions of searches every month to empower knowledge workers to find valuable enterprise data quickly and easily.
Organisations that use Azure Purview have a more holistic understanding of their hybrid data estate, which is always kept up to date with automated data discovery and sensitive data classification. In addition to empowering knowledge workers, this understanding, along with insights from sensitivity, business context, and relationships between data assets is also being used by teams to govern, protect, and manage data more effectively.
Traditional data management solutions rely on multiple unconnected, duplicative business processes, and a patchwork of software products augmented with custom code and point-wise integrations. Dozens of products are sometimes used together to address fragments of the data governance and compliance landscape, forcing Chief Data, Security, Compliance, and Legal Officers to stitch together solutions that don’t work together, expose infrastructure gaps, and are costly and complex to manage.
The result is increased operations costs, ineffective data governance, poor security outcomes, failed compliance audits, and damage to brand reputation. Additionally, as the threat landscape continues to evolve, the types of risks organisations face inevitably expand and extend well beyond the traditional cybersecurity risks. This means that risk roles within the organisation are blurring, requiring a collaborative and cohesive approach across data, compliance, and risk officers, as each drives an integral part of an effective data strategy. We believe the new way to optimize your data strategy is to deliver a unified view of data in the organisation across hybrid, multicloud environments by bringing together the business users of data with the protectors of data.
In the past, Azure Purview and Microsoft 365 Compliance were used together to ensure consistent, automated application of sensitivity labels to data assets across the data estate to simplify how organisations understand their sensitive data.
Today, we are excited to introduce Microsoft Purview—a comprehensive set of solutions from Microsoft to help you govern, protect, and manage your entire data estate. By bringing together the former Azure Purview and the former Microsoft 365 Compliance portfolio under one brand and over time, a more unified platform, Microsoft Purview can help you understand and govern the data across your estate, safeguard that data wherever it lives, and improve your risk and compliance posture in a much simpler way than traditional solutions on the market today.
Customers of the Azure Purview portal can now use the Microsoft Purview governance portal. For customers of Microsoft 365 E5 or Microsoft E5 Compliance, check out the Microsoft Purview compliance portal to see what’s new!
If you’d like to learn more, please contact us for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. Our highly skilled and experienced team is always available, and thanks to Microsoft, we have the tools and expertise to assist you in today’s ever-changing work environment, ensuring your company not only succeeds but also gains value faster!