Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services secures Bank of India

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Bank of India (BOI) partnered with Microsoft to commence deployment of Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD_RMS), under the project BOI Info-Guard. Microsoft AD RMS is an information protection technology that helps safeguard corporate digital information and enables safe and secure banking operations. As this technology is being deployed, Bank of India will also adhere to the compliance requirements laid down by RBI Data Security Guidelines and ensure that its confidential and sensitive corporate information does not leak through unauthorized channels, with this deployment. Microsoft AD RMS is currently available for 100 users of BOI and will be extended to about 15000 users in the next phase of deployment.

Microsoft AD RMS integrates deep into Microsoft Office solutions and provides the most productive and complete experience for Bank of India end users to protect sensitive company information. It has also facilitated Bank of India augment its security strategy by protecting information through persistent usage policies, no matter where it is taken or stored. AD RMS also prevents sensitive information (financial reports, product specifications, customer data, and confidential e-mail messages) from intentional or accidental breaches. Also, it has the capability to extend Rights protected information to be accessed on other platforms and with partners from anywhere over the internet.

“Completeness, Compatibility and Productivity gains were the key drivers for Bank of India to select Microsoft AD RMS. By being in-line with the RBI data security guidelines, it ensures safety and security of corporate data. It demonstrated deep and seamless integration into Microsoft Office solutions thereby, protecting information, which in turn boosts productivity while helping meet compliance,” said Sameer Ratolikar, CISO & Head BCP, Bank of India.

Srikanth Karnakota, Director, Server and Cloud Business, Microsoft India said “We are delighted to partner with Bank of India for deploying Microsoft AD RMS. AD RMS system enables organizations to safeguard sensitive information, persistent protection with flexible and customizable technology. Rights can be configured to allow a user to open, modify, print, or take other actions with the rights-managed information. It also allows safeguarding data when it is distributed outside the network. This solution helps protect corporate identities, credentials and information protection.”

Harmonizing with Aujas, a Global Information Risk Management (IRM) services company providing technology life-cycle services, AD RMS has helped Bank of India in creating and protecting information which in turn boosts productivity while helping meet compliance.

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