Information Barriers in Microsoft 365

Dynamically Segment Access to Data in M365 with ABAC Policies

Necessary for Legal Compliance, Difficult to Implement

Collaboration tools have quickly expanded the need for restricting collaboration of other types of information between individuals or groups of individuals, including but not limited to intellectual property (IP), regulated data, including personally identifiable information (PII) and healthcare information (PHI), and more. Out of the box Information Barriers have limited functionality and often completely cut off all collaboration between users or groups of users.

NC Protect’s dynamic Information Barriers for Microsoft 365 allow users to collaborate on permitted projects while simultaneously preventing unauthorized or accidental sharing of specific types of information or files between parties (e.g., trade secrets, insider information, etc.).

Get Dynamic Information Barriers for Microsoft 365

NC Protect provides capabilities for enforcing information barriers in the Microsoft collaboration environment. It provides the following add-on capabilities using existing Microsoft investments that many organizations have, such as Microsoft Purview Information Protection (MPIP) and Rights Management to:

  • Control file access in line with business rules for users from different operating companies or geographical regions beyond sole reliance on permissions and site collections using ABAC policies.
  • Block users from seeing/accessing content based on attributes such as geography, nationality, department or division.
  • Automatically secure access to content based on the creator of that content (e.g., files created by an SVP or higher restricted to users at that level of the organizational hierarchy or above).
  • Control External/Guest access to sensitive files in M365.
Prevent File Sharing

Creating M365 Information Barriers with NC Protect

NC Protect makes it easier to achieve results, improve information security and ensure compliance in M365. Learn more about Information Barriers.

The ABAC AdvantAge

NC Protect uses real time attribute-based access control (ABAC) policies to control who accesses information and under what conditions.

Policies can be based on any combination of user (position, nationality, etc.), content (sensitivity level, classification, etc.) and environment (device, geography, time of day, etc.) attributes. NC Protect policies dynamically adjust access, usage and sharing rights based on real-time comparison of user context and file content to enforce information barriers.

NC Protect’s ABAC policies ensure only the right people can access the right information at the right time.

The ABAC model uses attributes including document, user and environment values.

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Information Barriers in M365 don’t have to be complicated. Contact us to see how easy it is to support collaboration and compliance needs using NC Protect.