Office 365 Security Service Description

Microsoft® Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping to save time and money and free up valued resources. Office 365 combines the familiar Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of our next-generation communications and collaboration services: Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft SharePoint® Online and Microsoft Lync™ Online.

Companies can benefit from cloud services like Office 365. Microsoft knows that when allowing an external service provider to store and manage their data, companies consider security, data protection, privacy, and data ownership. Microsoft takes these concerns seriously and has applied its years of cloud and on-premises experience with security and privacy to the Office 365 services.

This service description describes the security, continuity, privacy, and compliance policies and controls for the Office 365 services at general availability. (The policies and controls described here are not necessarily in place for the beta release of Office 365.) It is intended to provide Office 365 customers with an overview of how each of the Office 365 services is designed to provide a high degree of security, privacy, continuity, and compliance—service goals that are derived from the Microsoft Risk Management program.

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Microsoft Office 365 Security

The security architecture of Office 365 has been designed using key principles of the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing initiative. To ensure that customer data is highly safeguarded from risks and threats, Microsoft applies a common set of security policies to the Office 365 services through the Microsoft security program. Office 365 services operate in compliance with these security policies and relevant industry standards. Microsoft is committed to continually improving and evolving Office 365 services to ensure customers are highly protected from current and future threats.

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