To use Insider risk management, or more specifically, information barriers, do all my users need a license for it?

UgoMeex-8426 5 Reputation points
2023-03-13T23:38:13.1633333+00:00

Dear,

I need to implement information barriers in Azure. We can leverage the trial license to get us started, however before commencing this project, we need to understand the cost implications. All users are currently licensed with an M365 E3 license, which does not include Insider Risk Management, or Information Barriers.

(At this point in time, for this exercise, we are only discussing information barriers, none of the other features)

In order to use information barriers, do all my users need to be licensed for Insider Risk Management (through an M365 E5 or the appropriate add-on)?

Or can some users remain unlicensed for this feature?

The scenario is that a number of child companies in the tenancy need to be prevented from collaborating and sharing information with the other child companies, but the back-end IT and HR teams still needs to be able to communicate with all staff, and all staff need to be able to contact the IT and HR teams.

Who needs to be licensed for Insider Risk Management in this case?

Kind regards,

Microsoft Purview
Microsoft Purview
A Microsoft data governance service that helps manage and govern on-premises, multicloud, and software-as-a-service data. Previously known as Azure Purview.
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  1. Carolyne-3676 201 Reputation points
    2024-02-27T09:04:08.6166667+00:00

    To use Insider Risk Management, including Information Barriers, all users who will be affected by the policies must have a license that includes this feature. This means that all users who need to be prevented from collaborating and sharing information with other child companies must have the appropriate license.

    In this scenario, if only certain child companies need to be prevented from collaborating with others, then only the users in those child companies need to have the appropriate license. However, if all users in the tenant need to be subject to the information barriers policies, then all users will need to have the appropriate license. To determine which license is required for Insider Risk Management, please review the Microsoft licensing documentation. Here are some links to the Microsoft documentation for more information on Insider Risk Management and Information Barriers:

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