Organizations these days have large amounts of unstructured data just being left alone in their on-premises data repositories and SharePoint libraries. With the amount of data usually amounting to terabytes (or even Petabytes in some cases), it can seem like a daunting task which can take long hours to accomplish. However, with the help of some tools and apps, this seemingly difficult task may not seem that daunting anymore.
This is where Azure Information Protection (AIP) Scanner comes in. AIP Scanner can scan your on-premises data repositories against the standard Office 365 sensitive information types and custom types you build with keywords and regular expressions. Once the data is discovered, the AIP scanner(s) can aggregate the findings and display them in Analytics reports so you can begin visualizing your data risk and see recommendations for setting up protection rules based on the content.
Below are some key benefits that one organization who is currently using AIP Scanner have mentioned:
Enhanced functionality: AIP scanner has the capability to not only scan sensitive data, but also to apply labels and encrypt files. PDF and RMS-encrypted files can be scanned as well, given that the operator is an accredited RMS superuser.
Simplified management processes: AIP scanner has an integrated view with centralized logging for the scanner results which make viewing and managing them easier especially when you are scanning large amount of data.
Consistent scan results across the enterprise: With AIP Scanner, you can reuse Office 365 DLP information types meaning that you don’t have to rebuild policies between your cloud scans and third-party products.
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