HiSoftware Security Sheriff®
SharePoint® and Office 365™
The SharePoint and Office 365 Security Gap
While thousands of organizations are deploying SharePoint and Office 365 to manage enterprise content, streamline business processes, and deliver enterprise 2.0 collaboration capabilities, compliance and security concerns − and their associated risks − remain top of mind. As the amount of content and user interaction increases, particularly given the enhanced collaborative capabilities of Microsoft's collaboration platforms, the chance for a SharePoint or Office 365 security breach or compliance violation increases as well. A solution that automatically classifies, applies permissions, tracks, encrypts and prevents the inappropriate storage, access and distribution of sensitive content stored in SharePoint and Office 365 is clearly necessary to overcome this confidence gap.
Securing Sensitive Content with Metadata-driven, Item-level Security
The award-winning HiSoftware Security Sheriff® offers content-aware data loss protection (DLP) capabilities for SharePoint 2010 and 2013, as well as Office 365 and hybrid environments by providing the ability to inspect and automatically restrict access to, encrypt, track and prevent the publishing of content based upon the presence of sensitive and/or non-compliant information.
Security Sheriff's granular approach to SharePoint and Office 365 security limits access at the item-level using secure metadata. In addition to better protecting your organization from an accidental breach, this approach also controls the proliferation of sites and libraries in SharePoint. For example, if a company’s board of directors is considering a potential merger, the confidential merger documents can be stored anywhere in SharePoint classified as Board Only, making the sensitive content visible only to relevant parties. Other solutions would require the provision of a new site every time such a restricted project was undertaken. Most importantly, without metadata-driven, item-level security the end user has to remember the proper location for every sensitive item they create or edit to ensure appropriate access – a certain recipe for a breach.
Security Sheriff secures content and enforces compliance in SharePoint and Office 365
Based upon the business rules associated with its classification, access to a document or content item within SharePoint can be restricted to a specific individual or group, even if a wider audience has access to the site or library where the item physically resides. With file level permissions, administrators can reduce the number of sites that get created (site proliferation) just to cope with another set of collaborative users. Managing file permissions with Security Sheriff is easy since they are based on the metadata values added at the time of classification.
Video: Managing Compliance & Security Risk in SharePoint
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