Is Microsoft Purview the answer to your compliance issues?
30 Sep 2022
What is Microsoft Purview?
Microsoft’s newest development – Purview - is marketed as a comprehensive set of solutions to help you govern, protect, and manage your entire data estate.
Combining the capabilities of the former Azure Purview and Microsoft 365 Compliance portfolios, Microsoft Purview promises to provide your organization with both unified data governance and risk management in one service.
Why is data compliance important?
Data compliance: the set of practices and controls that are applied within an organization in order to comply with regulations, standards, and guidelines, is now more important than ever.
With the dramatic change in working environments since 2020, it is crucial to ensure that your organization’s data is kept secure and private. The Great Reshuffle has meant that employees are communicating over a larger variety of digital channels. The increase in internal chatter requires an upgraded data and document discovery system to ensure organizations can respond to both internal investigations and external inquiries.
Full compliance with data protection laws and regulations is key for an organization to build trust with its customers. Having a robust data compliance system in place is vital to ensure the safety and protection of your users' data.
How can Microsoft Purview fix my compliance issues?
The Compliance Manager section of Microsoft Purview includes continuous compliance assessments as part of its general availability. From a single location, customers are therefore able to act on over 150 recommendations, enhancing their ability to measure and manage their data handling.
The key features of Microsoft Purview that lend themselves well to data compliance are:
- Automated data discovery, lineage identification, and data classification
- Insights into the location and movement of sensitive data across your entire data estate
- Unified map of your data assets and their relationships for more effective data governance
- Glossary with business and technical search terms to aid data discovery
How much is Microsoft Purview?
A subscription-based Pay-As-You-Go model is used to calculate the cost of Microsoft Purview. A range of considerations impact the price you pay, including both direct and indirect costs.
Direct costs include the Microsoft Purview Data Map and Data Estate Insights, while indirect costs involve optional add-on services such as a Microsoft 365 license which allows you to create sensitivity labels for use in Microsoft Purview, and Azure Alerts which notify customers of issues found within infrastructure or applications.
While a Pay-As-You-Go model can be beneficial for some organizations, whose requirements will vary month to month, this model can make budgeting for data governance more challenging, with some groups preferring to opt for a fixed price option.
Should my organization use Microsoft Purview?
Although users of Microsoft Purview have repeatedly complained of poor customer service, and the significant time required for the initial integration of the service, the general highly positive feedback from customers means Microsoft Purview stands out as the most dynamic and useful data governance solution currently on the market. Its implementation should be considered for all organizations wishing to create a privacy-resilient workplace.
The Proventeq team is on hand to guide you through the process of implementing Purview. Why not reach out for a no-obligation talk through the features and benefits of Purview? Our team can remove the burdens of the initial set-up period and make it a stress-free process. Book your free consultation now.