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Proofpoint rolls out new Microsoft Teams integration with focus on compliance

Proofpoint has launched a compliant capture and archiving functionality for Microsoft Teams to aid in collaborative and remote working that still maintains necessary compliance.

Content Capture for Microsoft Teams is the latest compliance solution designed for global regulated organisations.

It captures and manages real-time digital communications across the most popular channels including Microsoft Teams, the company states.

According to Proofpoint, with many or most employees suddenly working from home, more than ever regulated organisations need to find an effective way for employees to communicate while ensuring digital communications compliance.

Firms must capture, retain, and review employee communications to adhere to rules set forth by regulators. It is also critical for firms to be at-the-ready when it comes to search and review of legal matters, particularly in early case assessments or investigations, the company states.

This is why Proofpoint is committed to innovating in close partnership with productivity and collaboration vendors, according to the company.

Proofpoint provides the following for Teams capture: the ability to capture messages and content in native format, including text, images, and more; preserve the original context of messages and content at point of capture and in transport; record edits and deletions of captured content; and ensure what has been captured is stored with complete accuracy.

Proofpoint’s Capture platform, which hosts Content Capture for Teams, enables organisations to capture, manage, and monitor a diverse set of the most popular digital communications channels, the company states.

With Proofpoint, organisations can comply with regulations such as those set forth by the FCA, FINRA, IIROC, SEC and more.

Proofpoint Capture also integrates with the broader Proofpoint compliance portfolio, including the Enterprise Archive, Intelligent Supervision, and eDiscovery Analytics offerings.

Proofpoint executive vice president and general manager of Compliance and Digital Risk Darren Lee says, “Microsoft Teams support is critical for regulated industries - especially as they work to balance employee productivity with the need to capture and supervise content for regulatory purposes in this new work-from-home environment.

“Millions of users rely on digital collaboration platforms like Microsoft Teams to successfully work remotely. Proofpoint Content Capture makes it easy for organisations to ensure compliance as employees adopt these tools.

"And as the communications market evolves, we will continue to innovate to support customers’ changing needs.”

Microsoft Corp director of Microsoft 365 Ecosystem Mike Ammerlaan says, “In today’s distributed work environment, Microsoft Teams enables employees to stay connected and productive.

“The integration with Proofpoint ensures that regulated firms are able to address compliance and empower employees in this new paradigm of work.”