What is Microsoft 365 DLP ?

Introduction : What is DLP in Office 365/Microsoft 365 ?

Regardless to Size or industry each and every organizations needs to protect their data being shared with unauthorized sources.

To comply with business standards and industry regulations, it’s critical that your organization protect sensitive info (such as credit card numbers and health records) or any other official data to prevent its inadvertent disclosure. To help with this, we set up DLP (Data loss prevention) policies to identify, monitor, and automatically protect sensitive info across Microsoft 365.

This can be achieved by creating policies that can be applied to users and groups across multiple Microsoft 365 services. These policies are use built-in or custom sensitive information types that can then be detected within the emails or documents that your users are working on, as well as trigger user policy tips to provide guidance on sharing information.

License Requirement

MS DLP supports with various category of different licenses and add-ons.

License/Add-onMicrosoft DLPMicrosoft Endpoint DLP
Office 365 E5Supported
Office 365 E3Supported
Office 365 E1
Office 365 F3
Microsoft 365 E51SupportedSupported
“Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance2Supported
Microsoft 365 E5/A5 Info Protection & Governance3Supported
Microsoft 365 E5 Insider Risk Management4
Microsoft 365 E5 eDiscovery and Audit4
Microsoft 365 E3Supported
Microsoft 365 F3
Microsoft 365 F1
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
“Office 365 Advanced Compliance
(No longer available for new subscriptions) “
Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP)Supported
Exchange Online Archiving
Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) E5
Azure Info Protection (AIP) Plan 1
“AIP Plan 2
(No longer available for new subscriptions) “

Supported Locations

Microsoft DLP supports data protection & Monitoring for the data at rest , motion & use for the below locations.

  • Exchange Online email
  • SharePoint Online sites
  • OneDrive accounts
  • Teams chat and channel messages
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Windows 10 devices
  • On-premises repositories


Microsoft Data Loss Prevention feature helps organizations to stay compliance and secure with their valuable data.

Note: Microsoft Endpoint DLP solution only supports Windows 10 and above OS. It does not support any other Operating systems like MacOS, Linux etc.

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