At Ignite, we showcased the integration between Cloud App Security and Azure Information Protection in the Cloud App Security session and Azure Information Protection session. Today, we’re excited to share more about this integration and demonstrate how it helps in extending security for your data as it travels to the cloud.

With the digital transformation that organizations are going through, data is traveling to more locations than ever before, increasing users’ productivity and ability to access data and collaborate with others. With Azure Information Protection, we’re focused on providing our customers an innovative information protection solution which is adapted to the mobile and cloud-first world and can protect company data wherever it is.

One of the key challenges for information protection solutions today is the lack of visibility and control for data as it is moves to cloud applications. Cloud applications pose a huge challenge for legacy information protection solutions which are not adapted to the cloud. They also create new challenges such as the need to monitor and control sharing of sensitive data with external parties.

Cloud App Security provides a holistic solution to discover, monitor, control and protect activities and data in cloud applications. With this integration, the service can leverage the classification labels set by Azure Information Protection natively and enforce automatic governance actions such as file quarantine and remove sharing based on classification and sharing level of the file. With this integration, Azure Information Protection helps extend control over your data throughout the complete data lifecycle – from creation to storage on-premises and in cloud services to sharing internally or externally to monitoring the distribution of files and finally responding to unexpected activities. via