Rudra Mitra - Corporate VP Product, Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance, Microsoft
In this new world of hybrid work, organizations face an increasing volume of data, ever-evolving regulations around how that data is protected, and an evolving complexity and frequency of data security breaches. To help our customers navigate this complex data landscape, we are focused on delivering secure, intelligent, and user-centric solutions that provide visibility, reduce complexity, and mitigate risk.
Over the past few years, we significantly increased our investment in building risk management and compliance solutions, inclusive of information protection and data loss prevention (DLP). We delivered new solutions, such as Microsoft Information Protection, Endpoint DLP, and product features, including trainable classifiers, the “know your data” dashboard, and enhanced sensitive information types, to name a few. Additionally, we invested in extending the Microsoft Information Protection ecosystem with continued innovation via our SDK. Over 200 partners now extend our protection capabilities to various customer use cases.
In recognition of these investments, I am delighted to announce that Forrester listed Microsoft as a Leader in its 2021 Wave for Unstructured Data Security Platforms, receiving the highest score in the strategy category. The Forrester Wave report evaluates the data security platform market and provides a detailed overview of the current offering, strategy, and market presence of these vendors. Microsoft received the highest possible score in inspection, security and risk, APIs and integrations, data security platform vision, data security execution roadmap, market approach, performance, planned enhancements, Zero Trust enabling partner ecosystem, and diversity, equity, and inclusion criteria.
For us, this recognition reinforces our leadership in innovative data security and compliance solutions. We continue to work closely with our customers to gather feedback to help us build better products. Your input provides critical insights as we strive to create solutions to help you on your journey in managing information, compliance, and risk.
The Forrester Wave™:Unstructured Data Security Platforms, Q2 '21 - Full Report