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Compare security features in Office 365 and Office 2013 SKUs

Office 2013
 

Applies to: Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2014-04-04

Summary: Compares the security features that are available in the Office 365 and Office 2013 SKUs.

Audience: IT Professionals

This article gives you a quick way to see which SKUs provide specific security features. It covers both the cloud-based Office 365 SKUs and the on-premises Office 2013. For Office 365 customers, the physical and logical security of your organization’s business data is ensured, whether you use the cloud for all or just part of your data storage. This includes:

  • Office application streaming through Click-to-Run virtualization technology

  • Identity and access management through Azure Active Directory or Azure Active Directory Federated Service (including in a hybrid on-premises/cloud scenario)

For details, download the Security in Office 365 white paper.

ImportantImportant:
This article is part of the Content roadmap for Office 2013 security. Use the roadmap as a starting point for articles, downloads, posters, and videos that help you assess Office 2013 security.
Are you looking for security information about individual Office 2013 applications? You can find this information by searching for “2013 security” on Office.com.

The following table will help you determine which Office SKUs support the security features that are important to your organization.

Office security features by SKU

SKU Information Rights Management (IRM) Support for blocking cloud-based file storage Compliance and archiving Group Policy support Office Add-in, ActiveX, and Internet Explorer Browser Help Object support

Office 365 Small Business

No

No

No

No

No

Office 365 Small Business Premium

No

No

No

No

Yes

Office 365 Midsize Business

Yes (Customers can open and read, but cannot create IRM-protected documents.)

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Office 365 Enterprise (E1), Government (G1), Education (A2)

Yes (Customers can open and read, but cannot create IRM-protected documents.)

No

No

No

No

Office 365 Enterprise (E3 or E4), Government (G3 or G4), Education (A3 or A4)

Yes (Azure Rights Management Service is not available for Government (G3 or G4) customers.)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Office 365 Kiosk (K1)

Yes (Customers can open and read, but cannot create IRM-protected documents.)

No

No

No

No

Office 365 ProPlus

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Office Professional Plus 2013

Yes (Requires an on-premises Rights Management Service (RMS) server.)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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