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Varonis Accelerates Secure Adoption of Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365

David Bass, Executive VP - Engineering and CTO, Varonis
David Bass, Executive VP - Engineering and CTO, Varonis

Integration lays the foundation for secure and compliant deployment of Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365

Varonis Systems has entered into a strategic collaboration with Microsoft to help companies safely harness the power of AI. The integration helps joint customers continually assess and improve their Microsoft 365 data security posture before, during, and after they deploy Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365.

“IT and security teams want to ensure that excessive permissions, collaboration links, and mislabeled files won’t lead to unintentional data exposure when they deploy Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365. Varonis takes that concern off the table so users can enjoy the power of Microsoft’s AI immediately.”

– David Bass, Executive VP – Engineering and CTO, Varonis

The security model for Copilot for Microsoft 365 relies on a user’s existing Microsoft 365 permissions to determine which files, emails, chats, notes, etc. can be used to generate AI responses. These information protection capabilities give you the tools to know your dataprotect your data, and prevent data loss. Complementing Microsoft 365’s built-in data protection features, Varonis provides customers with other options in how to manage and optimize an organization’s data security model, preventing data exposure by ensuring only the right people can access sensitive data at all times.

Available on Azure Marketplace, the Varonis Data Security Platform’s deep Microsoft 365 integration helps security teams continuously quantify their Microsoft 365 data security posture in real-time; discover and classify data at scale (including AI-generated content); apply Microsoft Purview Information Protection labels required for effective data loss prevention (DLP); enforce least-privilege access controls; monitor sensitive data activity and alert on abnormal behavior; and find and archive stale, risky data.

“IT and security teams want to ensure that excessive permissions, collaboration links, and mislabeled files won’t lead to unintentional data exposure when they deploy Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365,” said David Bass, Varonis Executive VP of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer. “Varonis takes that concern off the table so users can enjoy the power of Microsoft’s AI immediately.”

Anat Gil, Partners Lead, Microsoft South-East Europe added, “Varonis’ integration gives customers the added security and compliance controls necessary to quickly and confidently adopt Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365.”

The integration complements Microsoft’s native security features, enhancing sensitive data discovery and classification, DLP policy enforcement, threat detection, and compliance management. Additionally, with Varonis Athena AI, built atop Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service, security teams can use natural language to conduct in-depth investigations and risk analysis.

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