Fortra’s Data Classification Suite for Microsoft Outlook on the web is a security and governance add-in that enables organizations to ensure consistent and prudent handling of Outlook emails in real time.
Fortra’s Data Classification Suite helps Outlook on the web users:
- Identify and classify emails based on data sensitivity
- Automate warnings, viewing restrictions, and other actions to stay on the right side of organizational policies
- Automatically detect and notify users about PII and other sensitive data in outbound emails
Why we build on the Office Add-ins platform
Fortra’s Data Classification Suite and data protection software has been a trusted front end for desktop-based Microsoft products for years. This has worked very well for enterprise clients, but we recognize that the way people work is changing.
People don’t want to be tethered to desktop applications anymore – they’re using cloud-based productivity tools like Microsoft 365 and Outlook on the web, and want to be free to use them with the same level of data security they’ve come to expect, even when using a mobile device. The Add-ins platform helped us integrate our award-winning data identification and classification tools into the web version of Outlook.
Related Reading: Fortra’s Data Classification Suite for Windows
How we build Fortra’s Data Classification Suite for Outlook on the web
Build once, deploy anywhere with the Office Add-ins platform
One of the major bonuses of using the Office Add-ins platform is that it allows us to develop one code base and apply it across multiple platforms. Once we developed the add-in code, we were able to use the same code and apply it to a range of Office products – for example, we were able to build one solution and deploy it across Outlook on the web and Outlook for Mac. When we did have questions or comments, Microsoft’s extensibility team was always there, very easy to work with, and receptive to our feedback.
Centralized deployment through the Office 365 Admin Portal
One of the biggest bonuses to developing on the Office Add-ins platform is how it utilizes centralized deployment through the Office 365 admin portal. It’s a much more streamlined deployment process than the alternative, which makes it easier to quickly push code to various endpoints.
Real-time data identification and classification – everywhere
Fortra’s Data Classification Suite for Outlook on the web allows people to work how they want to work, and provide consistent data identification, classification and policy enforcement technology in every email they send or receive – no matter if their email client lives on the desktop or in the cloud. It ensures all emails are classified before they are sent, using an intuitive user interface integrated into Outlook on the web workflows.
This article was originally published on the Microsoft Developer Blog. Used with permission.