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Egnyte Brings Content Governance to the Microsoft Ecosystem

Helping Businesses Secure Content on OneDrive, Sharepoint, and Windows File Servers

San Francisco, CA. – April 17, 2018

RSA Conference 2018 - Egnyte, the leading cloud provider of smart content collaboration and governance, today announced the expansion of its Egnyte Protect solution, launching new functionality for the Microsoft ecosystem. Egnyte Protect allows businesses to classify and monitor content across Microsoft repositories, including Windows File Servers, Sharepoint, and OneDrive. Customers will be able to find content with custom keyword search, create classification policies, and enable real-time policy violation and alert notifications.

“Egnyte Protect is changing the way data management and data protection have been done in the past. As the only SaaS-based solution in the space, Egnyte Protect does not require hardware infrastructure and can be deployed within just a few hours, creating a very quick time-to-value,” said Jeff Sizemore, VP of Governance and Compliance at Egnyte. “Expanding beyond our Egnyte Connect environment and into the Microsoft ecosystem is just the beginning. We will continue to develop the Egnyte Protect functionality into other popular content repositories, such as Amazon, Dropbox, Google, and more.”

With over 85% of businesses utilizing one or more Microsoft repositories as a part of their digital workplace, expanding Egnyte Protect’s functionality into the Microsoft ecosystem was an important next step to take. Egnyte Protect + Microsoft customers are now able to centrally manage all of the content that lives across multiple Microsoft environments, protecting what matters the most without sacrificing productivity.

Egnyte Protect for Microsoft plays an important role in compliance as well, as the solution is built from the ground up to help businesses comply with strict industry regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, GLBA, PCI-DSS, and more. Egnyte Protect allows businesses to monitor the exposure of sensitive data by identifying pre-defined markers, such as PII (personally identifiable information), and empowering them to properly quarantine the content so they can avoid any potential fines or sanctions for non-compliance.

Egnyte will continue to build on its Egnyte Protect for Microsoft functionality, introducing additional access control features in Q3 FY18. The upcoming functionality will identify abnormal permissions and anomalous download behavior in real-time. This will alert administrators to investigate potential breaches or theft before the data is lost, combatting both insider and outsider threat.

Pricing and Availability

Egnyte Protect for Microsoft is now generally available and pricing is based on a subscription model specific to each customer content environment. To get a FREE demo, visit the Egnyte Protect solution page.

Egnyte has recently been named a representative vendor in Gartner’s 2018 Market Guide for File Analysis Software. Download a complimentary copy of the report here.

Gartner Market Guide for File Analysis Software, Alan Dayley, Guido De Simoni et al., 27 March, 2018. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.


Egnyte combines the power of cloud content management, data security, and AI into one intelligent content platform. More than 22,000 customers trust Egnyte to improve employee productivity, automate business processes, and safeguard critical data, in addition to offering specialized content intelligence and automation solutions across industries, including architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), life sciences, and financial services. For more information, visit

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