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With Office 365 SharePoint, it’s your data. You own it. You control it. And it is yours to take with you if you decide to leave the service. The core tenets of our approach to earning and maintaining your trust are:

Built-in security

  • Service-level security through defense-in-depth
  • Customer controls within the service
  • Security hardening and operational best practices

Privacy by design

  • Your data is not used for advertising
  • You have extensive privacy controls
  • You can take your data with you when you want

Continuous compliance

  • Proactive processes to meet evolving compliance needs
  • Customer controls for organizational compliance
  • Independently verified to meet evolving standards

Continuous compliance

  • Proactive processes to meet evolving compliance needs
  • Customer controls for organizational compliance
  • Independently verified to meet evolving standards

Transparent operations

  • You know where your data resides and who has access
  • Visibility into availability and changes to the service
  • Microsofts financially backed guarantee of 99.9% uptime

With Office 365, Microsoft could meet all of our security requirements in addition to our needs for regulatory and legal compliance. —Charles Wardrip

 

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We wanted to migrate to a more secure system that would protect the privacy of our email communications and documents. —Damian White

 

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