What is Microsoft Purview?

Microsoft Purview is a family of data governance, risk, and compliance solutions that can help your organization govern, protect, and manage your entire data estate. Microsoft Purview solutions provide integrated coverage and help address the recent increases in remote user connectivity, the fragmentation of data across organizations, and the blurring of traditional IT management roles.

Microsoft Purview combines the former Azure Purview and Microsoft 365 compliance solutions and services together into a single brand. Together, these solutions help your organization to:

  • Gain visibility into data assets across your organization
  • Enable access to your data, security, and risk solutions
  • Safeguard and manage sensitive data across clouds, apps, and endpoints
  • Manage end-to-end data risks and regulatory compliance
  • Empower your organization to govern, protect, and manage data in new, comprehensive ways

Solution areas in Microsoft Purview.

For more information about the Microsoft Purview release, see The future of compliance and data governance is here: Introducing Microsoft Purview security blog announcement.

Microsoft Purview risk and compliance solutions

Microsoft Purview includes risk and compliance solutions that support services included in Microsoft 365. These services include Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Exchange, and others. These compliance and risk solutions help your organization to:

  • Protect sensitive data across clouds, apps, and devices
  • Identify data risks and manage regulatory compliance requirements
  • Get started with regulatory compliance

Microsoft Purview unified data governance solutions

Microsoft Purview includes unified data governance solutions that help you manage data services across your on-premises, multi-cloud, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) estate. That includes Azure storage services, Power BI, databases like SQL or Hive, file services like Amazon S3, and many more.

These governance solutions are accessible through the Microsoft Purview governance portal, which provides tools to enable your organization to:

  • Create an up-to-date map of your entire data estate that includes data classification and end-to-end lineage
  • Identify where sensitive data is stored in your estate
  • Create a secure environment for data consumers to find valuable data
  • Generate insights about how your data is stored and used

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