NC Protect Extends Data Protection Capabilities to Microsoft Teams and Yammer

Companies have embraced social collaboration tools to facilitate internal and partner communication and improve productivity, but that also means these platforms are teeming with sensitive data from intellectual property (IP) to customer data. To combat the data security risks that come with enterprise social, we are excited to share our latest release of NC Protect extends its intelligent data-centric security capabilities for the Microsoft Suite of products to now include Microsoft Teams and Yammer. Read the press announcement here.

72% of companies surveyed by McKinsey Global Institute are using enterprise social tools, like Teams and Yammer, to facilitate employee communication. While these tools improve how enterprises communicate and share information, collaboration comes with a price. According to another study, employee collaboration messages are 144% more likely to contain confidential information, 165% more likely to contain identification numbers and 6% more likely to contain passwords.

These latest capabilities are designed to mitigate the internal threats that the widespread adoption of Teams and Yammer for internal and external communication have introduced along with productivity gains, including the risk of malicious and inadvertent data misuse, sharing mishaps and breaches.

Conditional Access and Security for Teams and Yammer

The new release of NC Protect extends its core content and context aware data protection controls available for SharePoint and Office 365 to the Teams and Yammer platforms. It dynamically adjusts access and protection to chat messages and file content within Teams and Yammer to ensure an organization’s sensitive data is being used and shared, according to its unique regulations and policies. New capabilities include:

Microsoft Teams Support –

  • Automatically apply business policies to chat content and files as they are created and shared.
  • Identify and protect sensitive information being shared via Teams.
  • Dynamically adjust data access and file protections based on both file content and user context.
  • Automatically encrypt data when the sharing scenario requires as per policy.
  • Enable private chats and file sharing within Teams.

NC Protect Extends Data Protection Capabilities to Microsoft Teams and Yammer

Microsoft Yammer Support –

  • Automatically apply business policies to chat content and files as they are created and shared.
  • Identify and protect sensitive information being shared via Yammer.
  • Dynamically adjust data access and file protections based on both file content and user context.
  • Automatically encrypt data when the sharing scenario requires as per policy.

Protect Yammer Files with Conditional Access and Security

Dynamic Watermark in Office Apps –

  • Dynamically adds a watermark to Word, PowerPoint, Excel and PDF documents.
  • Watermarks can be configured to contain any document or user information including the user’s name, and date and time of access.
  • Share and edit watermarked document contents, but not the watermark itself, for security and auditing purposes.

Learn more about NC Protect for TEAMS and YAMMER.