PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - December 14, 2016) - Vera (vera.com) today is enabling Microsoft customers to dynamically protect every file created in Microsoft Office 365 and stored in SharePoint or OneDrive for Business. With this new integration, Vera is the only solution that provides zero-click, data-centric security, access control, and audit that works across every major cloud-based and on-premises collaboration and storage platforms, including Microsoft, Box, and Dropbox.
"As sensitive information moves across on-premises and cloud services, it's critical to control and monitor how, when, and where files are accessed," said Duncan Brown, Research Director, European Security Practice at IDC. "With the number of organizations and people affected by data breaches snowballing each year, there is a need for next-generation security platforms to become more mainstream and widely adopted in today's digital economy."
Over 85 million people rely on Microsoft Office 365 every month to create and share files in OneDrive and SharePoint, but businesses still lack the most basic tools to monitor, track, and control how data is used as it moves through the cloud. Gartner recently predicted that in the next two years over 40% of Office 365 deployments will require these the type of capabilities that only Vera provides today. In contrast to Microsoft's limited security features, Vera automates data security across OneDrive and SharePoint, ensures permissions remain with files regardless of how they're shared, and enables seamless external collaboration without requiring proprietary software installs.
Vera for Microsoft gives enterprises the freedom to:
- Automate security in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. Automatically encrypt, track and control access to content uploaded to OneDrive and SharePoint, with a simple drag-and-drop interface. Security teams can leverage Vera's smart policy engine to create custom rules to grant access to Active Directory or SharePoint Groups, enable secure external collaboration, and enforce usage policies for classified content.
- Protect any content, anywhere, across platforms. A content-agnostic platform, Vera secures any type of file with zero friction to end-users or forced proprietary plug-ins. Vera's dynamic data protection ensures confidential content remains protected through its entire life cycle and gives security teams the tools to audit and revoke access rights at the click of a button, even after content is downloaded to a local device.
- Secure and prevent data loss in all Office file types, including Visio. Vera now provides full dynamic data protection for Visio files, giving businesses the ability to prevent data loss from sensitive workflow, process, and operational diagrams. Unlike the Microsoft Azure Information Protection suite, which only protects static, PDF-based versions of these documents, Vera allows organizations to dynamically control editing, copy/paste, printing, watermarking, and even restrict screenshots of these files, in real-time.
"For the last 65 years, we've been focused on protecting confidential ground-breaking research data," said James Rutt, Chief Information Officer at Dana Foundation. "By using Vera, we can confidently protect client data, our proprietary research, and our employees' personal information both inside and outside the firm."
"Companies today need to quickly establish automated and invisible data security practices," said Prakash Linga, CTO and Co-founder of Vera. "By applying security and permissions to content automatically with Vera's smart policy engine, we've made protecting and tracking sensitive enterprise data simple. User experience is just as critical to enterprise security as strong encryption, especially when accessing information externally. Vera's new Microsoft integration is our next big step towards making secure collaboration a truly frictionless experience."
A public preview of the Vera for Microsoft integration is currently available to Vera customers, and these integrations will be made generally available in the beginning of 2017. To schedule a demo or for more information on Vera's integration with Office 365, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint, visit https://www.vera.com/product/microsoft/.
Vera is a next-generation data security company that enables businesses of all sizes to secure, track, and share any kind of data, no matter where it's stored or how it's shared. With robust policy enforcement, strong encryption, and strict access controls, Vera's data-centric security solution enables employees collaborate freely while ensuring the highest levels of security, visibility, and control. For more information, visit www.vera.com.