Information classification and Microsoft RMS
- Microsoft Rights Management services (RMS) whitepapers
Due to increased regulation, the Consumerization of IT (CoIT) and the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD), the explosion of information with dispersed enterprise data, the Social Enterprise and its applications enabling new collaboration, analytics scenarios, etc. enterprises of all sizes are facing growing needs to protect sensitive information. At the same time, enterprises have a need to securely share that same information amongst appropriate employees and other individuals within and outside the corporate network. The Microsoft Rights Management services (RMS) offering (microsoft.com/rms) provides the capability to create and consume protected content such as e-mail and documents of any type.
In addition to the existing AD RMS role in Windows Server role to implement an on-premises solution, the RMS offering also features the cloud-hosted Azure RMS service. Azure RMS is available as a standalone subscription (for your on-premises infrastructure with the Azure RMS connector), is part of the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) subscription, or is part of the Office 365 Enterprise subscriptions, natively integrated with Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to apply persistent protection to the content to meet the business requirements of your organization. By leveraging Azure Active Directory, Azure RMS acts as a trusted hub for secure collaboration where an organization can easily share information securely with other organizations without additional setup or configuration. The other organization(s) may be existing RMS’s customers but if not, they can use a free Microsoft Rights Management for individuals capability.
The RMS suite also comprises - beyond the available RMS enlightened applications on the market - a set of RMS sharing applications that work on all your common devices, a set of software development kits, and related tooling.
New adds are also provided to AD RMS such as the Mobile Device Extensions add-on (MDE) for AD RMS. This add on lets client applications built to the new V4 RMS SDKs interoperate with AD RMS.
The whitepapers available as part of this download covers the various aspects of the RMS offering and provide in-depth information to evaluate or use Azure RMS, AD RMS, and the other components. For an overview of the RMS offering, see the whitepaper NEW Microsoft Rights Management services.
- Protect and control your key information assets through information classification
Due to increased regulation, the move the Cloud to save cost and bring agility as a result of the modernization of IT, the Consumerization of IT (CoIT) and the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD), the explosion of information with dispersed enterprise data, the Social Enterprise and its applications enabling new collaboration, etc., organization of all sizes are facing growing needs to protect and control sensitive information. Questions inevitably arise: How to appropriately identify sensitive information? And then in turn how apply the right level of control for maintaining the security and the privacy of the sensitive data? In this context, this document discusses information classification as the foundation of the cross-organization effort, the suggested approach to sustain such an effort and thus to handle and manage information assets on that basis, as well as the Microsoft services, products, and technologies to consider in this context to implement a relevant information classification and enforcement infrastructure, which constitutes the starting point for an effective information protection and control (IPC) system. It also features additional partner's solutions to futher enhance the nformation classification and enforcement infrastructure.