Enabling Windows Information Protection

Enterprise organizations today are becoming more and more security conscious of where the corporate resides. If you have come across Windows Information Protection yet, check out the below video from Microsoft.

Right let us jump right into it

Windows Information Protection is configured via the Microsoft Intune portal. Browse to Client Apps –> App protection policies –> Required settings

Windows Information Protection mode

Windows Information Protection mode

  • Block: Block enterprise data from leaving protected apps
  • Allow overrides: User is prompted when attempting to relocate data from a protected to a non-protected app. If they choose to override this prompt, the action will be logged.
  • Silent: User is free to relocate data off of protected apps. No actions are logged.
  • Off: User is free to relocate data off of protected apps. No actions are logged.

You will need to specify your corporate identity, if you have multiple identities you will need to “Protected Domains” under “Advanced settings” –> “Add network boundary”

Protected domains

Once you have selected the Windows Protection mode, we need some applications to protect.

Protected Apps

This step is definitely one of the easiest to do, as Microsoft has already generated a list of all the default applications and all you need to do is go to “Protected Apps” and “Add apps”.

For the purpose of this blog, I have missed out the Cloud Resources as shown below.

This detail can be found via the following url

Now you are good to go to protect your corporate information

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