Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium Government includes everything you need to keep your governmental office running smoothly and efficiently. Read on to see what this premium service can do to help you run your office smoother.
Your Content is Logically Separate from Other Content—Because you are a governmental agency, Microsoft keeps your content and data separate from the content in Microsoft's commercial Azure Active Directory Premium services. No cross-contamination, ever, and your software couldn't be safer.
Content Close to Home—Microsoft stores your data in the United States, safe and sound in a secure location. The only people who have access to this system are screened Microsoft personnel, so you can relax knowing that no one is going to see your data that shouldn't.
Meets All Requirements for US Public Sector—Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium Government meets with all of the common certifications and accreditation that are required for US Public Sector customers.
All Features of the Commercial Release Included—Every feature of the Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium service is included in this version, so you aren't missing out on any important or useful features by sticking to this release. Get everything you need and then some!
Seamless Integration with Third Parties—Because all features of Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium are included in this release, so too is the ability to work seamlessly and easily with various third-party applications and services, that may involve storing, transmitting, and processing your organizations customer content. However, because these third-party solutions are outside of Microsoft's domain, we recommend that you review the privacy and compliance statements provided by this parties before determining whether these applications are right for your organization.
Full Interoperability with Microsoft Office 365—Microsoft Office 365 is currently available in both GCC and GCC High environments, meaning that you can use Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium Government to access and log into these products. These products have FedRAMP-moderate certification as well.
World Class Security—Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium Government includes world-class security features necessary to handle data of this magnitude. It also offers compliance services critical to the US Government for all systems built on this architecture, including FedRAMP and DoD Compliance.
Components Included for Everything You Need—Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium Government includes support for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) so you have everything you need right out of the box.
Advanced Identity Protection—To keep your data safe at the front door, Microsoft includes Azure AD Identify Protection and Azure AD Privileged Identity Management. This allows you to protect your data by validating users' identity before giving them access. You can also gain insights from easy-to-read views of machine learning-based threat dedication with recommended actions. This solution is easy to implement too, so you can get started right away.
Protect Data from User Error—It happens. Users make errors. To protect against it, Microsoft has included Cloud App Security and Azure Information Protection. This allows your organization to have complete visibility into employee cloud app usage, granular level control for data, and persistent data classification. Your data is safer than ever. Your users will be able to safely share data with people both inside and outside of your organization, with visibility to IT, detecting weak spots before they happen.
Detect Attacks Before They Do Harm—The best way to protect your organization from an attack? Stop it before it happens. Microsoft includes Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security which enables your IT department to identity attackers in your organization using behavioral analytics and anomaly detection technologies, both on premises and in the cloud. IT will be able to detect known malicious attacks and known security vulnerabilities within the system before they are exploited by hackers and others who want to do your system harm. Rest easy knowing that your data has never been safer and that you have everything you need to prevent attacks before they start.
Because this is a governmental service, it is only available to certain types of organizations. You must be one of the following to access this service:
- US Federal, State Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Entities
- Other entities that handle data that is subject to government regulations and requirements, and where Azure Active Directory Premium Government is appropriate to meet those requirements
- A minimum of 500 seats
If you do not meet those standards, a commercial version of Microsoft Azure Active Directory is available for you to purchase. If you do meet those requirements, you are in the right place!