Data loss prevention

Microsoft has made much of the data loss prevention (DLP) features in Exchange 2013, and not without reason. Inadvertent data breaches, when an authorized user accidentally divulges sensitive data by sending it to someone who isn’t supposed to have it, are an increasingly common and severe problem. In most jurisdictions, such breaches open up the organization to civil and regulatory liability, and in some, a breach of medical, financial, or personal information can even lead to criminal sanctions. Exchange 2013 DLP attempts to prevent these breaches by allowing you to define and apply DLP policies. These policies act in two ways. They include rules that block certain patterns of data (such as credit card numbers or social ...

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