Metalogix today released an update to its ControlPoint data loss-protection software, and introduced Service Manager for Office 365 to help organizations provision users and content.

ControlPoint 6.0, the company’s permissions-management solution, is launching with the first release of Metalogix’s Sensitive Content Manager for Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The software utilizes machine-learning technology to protect sensitive content against inadvertent or malicious breaches, according to Steve Murphy, Metalogix’s CEO. The solution can scan, detect, classify, and if necessary embargo requests for data and then apply permissions rules to the request to reduce the loss of sensitive content.

Machine learning, Murphy said, is “the underlying secret sauce, so you don’t need a fleet of consultants to build your compliance model anymore.” Machine learning also reduces the amount of false positives and negatives returned from legacy approaches such as pattern matching or expression matching. “Some people use dots between social security numbers and some use dashes. Machine learning starts to learn and perfect the filtering algorithm,” Murphy said, using a simple example. “When you start to look at credit cards, or health records, you can only imagine the amount of anomalies” in the way content is input and stored.

The Service Manager for Office 365 release provides what Murphy called “a single pane of glass to manage the Office 365 environment. Now that you’re moving to Office 365 or another cloud, how do you provision users, manage licenses, onboard them, and manage it all?” Murphy said this provides a holistic approach for the entire Office 365 stack, rather than managing users in one application, then another.

Damon Tompkins, vice president of global sales and marketing for MetaVis (a Metalogix Group company), said Service Manager for Office 365 manages provisioning “across the discreet applications in the suite, during the life cycle, and when the person is exiting the organization, you can de-provision that person and work with the information they created.”

Further, he explained, the software can report back to the business how assets are being deployed so it can better manage its return on investment in SharePoint. The software can be seen through the lens of security today, and it can be used to gain business insights, Tompkins added.

Among its capabilities are cross-service identity management from a single interface, license management, onboarding and transferring of permissions and licenses, as well as the aforementioned off-boarding of users who are out of the office or no longer with the organization.