For organizations using Microsoft 365, there are a range of packages to choose from, each with different features and price points. As you would expect, the more security features you add, the more expensive the package becomes—especially as you move toward the packages for government and highly regulated industries.
Virtru’s new Microsoft 365 Outlook Add-In gives organizations the ability to layer in sophisticated security controls, DLP management, and data visibility within any Outlook package. To understand the full picture of how Virtru complements Microsoft 365 Outlook, download our guide, Mitigate Risks and Gain Control of Your Data: Why You Should Add Data-Centric Encryption to Microsoft 365.
There are some key areas where Microsoft 365 E3 does not deliver the same data protection value that Virtru can for your organization—particularly for highly regulated industries. While Microsoft’s high-priced, government-tier plans can meet these rigorous data protection standards, Virtru offers the same level of comprehensive data protection to every customer.
Many of Virtru’s customers use our data protection capabilities to support their compliance with various regulations. Microsoft 365 E3 does provide support for HIPAA compliance, as does Virtru. However, that is the extent of E3’s formal regulatory compliance support. Virtru, on the other hand, provides support for those who need to meet requirements for GDPR, CJIS, CMMC, and ITAR.
For those managing hybrid workforces using various platforms, multi-cloud environments, devices, and applications, interoperability is a central concern. It’s important that your data protection capabilities span these hybrid environments. Unlike Microsoft 365 E3, Virtru is able to:
Virtru works no matter what email client or security setup the recipient has in place, and Virtru can never access your data. With Microsoft 365 E3 alone, if your email travels outside of the Microsoft ecosystem, you might lose data security, residency, and control—and Microsoft can access your data.
To ensure broad adoption of security best practices, it’s important to provide end users and admins with granular controls that help them manage how their data is shared.
When it comes to securing data shared in Microsoft Outlook, Virtru adds an essential and highly valuable layer of protection to the Microsoft 365 E3 plan. With Virtru, you and your individual users can rest assured that your data remains safe everywhere it’s shared, and that it always remains under your control.
To learn more about how you can add in an immensely valuable layer of security within Microsoft 365 E3 and other plans, contact Virtru to start the conversation.
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