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Azure Rights Management


Updated: July 1, 2015

Applies To: Azure Rights Management, Office 365

Use Azure Rights Management to help you protect your organization’s sensitive information from unauthorized access, and control how this information is used. Rights Management uses encryption, identity, and authorization policies to help secure your files and email. In comparison to standard access controls, such as NTFS permissions, protection that is applied by using Rights Management stays with the files and emails, independently of the location – inside or outside your organization, networks, file servers, and applications. You remain in control of your data even when it is shared with other people.

For example, you can configure a file so that it can be accessed only by people in your organization, or control whether the file can be edited, or restricted to read-only, or prevent it from being printed. You can configure emails similarly, and in addition, prevent them from being forwarded or prevent the use of the Reply All option. These protection tasks can be simplified and streamlined for your end users by using standardized policy templates. For some specific examples with screenshots, see Azure RMS in action: What administrators and users see from the What is Azure Rights Management? topic.

Azure Rights Management is a cloud service, and is integrated into other Microsoft cloud services and applications for simple ease-of-use and persistent protection.

Use the following information to learn more about Azure Rights Management and deploy it for your organization:

For additional resources, see Information and Support for Azure Rights Management.

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