Tricostar Software Ltd

Azure Information Protection (AIP) Implementation Services for Microsoft Office 365 and Exchange

We are one of a very few expert companies working with organisations in the implementation of AIP rights management software and ensuring all of your documents and emails are fully protected at the point of creation.

AIP is a module that is part of Microsoft's O365 Cloud email solution.


  • Automatically encrypt emails and documents at point of creation
  • Automatically determines level of security based on content
  • Scans and applies policies retrospectively to legacy documents
  • Integrates with all DMS systems
  • Auto alerts for unusual document or email activity
  • Real time intelligence on all secure email and documents
  • Control, revoke and set expiry dates on documents and emails
  • Roll out policy changes globally in less than one minute
  • Fully meets GDPR requirements for privacy and security


  • Substantially reduces the risk of data leakage
  • Ensures you always remain in control of your data
  • Secures firms IP and client data
  • There is little to no end-user training requirement
  • No change to user's day to day working practices
  • Dramatically reduces reliance on users discretion regarding security of content
  • Easy to maintain and update, low cost maintenance and ownership
  • Full lifecycle management from creation to destruction
  • Significant cost savings by eliminating existing point solutions
  • Significant cost savings by leveraging existing MS O365 infrastructure


£18000 to £150000 per unit

Service documents

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Tricostar Software Ltd

James Lawler

01707 827 910


Planning service Yes
How the planning service works Firstly, we will fully understand the business need and then tailor the implementation process.
Once we take into consideration the client's business needs and the cloud biggest advantages - High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Scalability) we will start a Proof of Concept to ensure we have it smooth, seamless and with no or minimum downtime to the client .
For AIP we work with organisations who have ideally O365 Enterprise addition or a mix of O365 and Exchange online. For those with these environments we provide a 2 phased approach.
The first is a POC with a selected number of users or a single department. The proof of concept both shows how AIP will work inside the organisation and during that process we will also understand the organisation's email and document security needs better and the whether we are looking at a simpler implementation that covers the key issues of GDPR privacy across the organisation or whether in addition there are different security profiles needed departmentally which would increase the time of the full roll out.
This in turn leads to a full roll out
Planning service works with specific services Yes
Hosting or software services the planning service works with
  • Office 365
  • SharePoint
  • Implementation of O365 and Azure Information Protection


Training service provided Yes
How the training service works We train administrative staff in the management of AIP.

Minimal user training is required
Training is tied to specific services Yes
Services the training service works with AIP in O365

Setup and migration

Setup and migration
Setup or migration service available Yes
How the setup or migration service works Services that we provide include the migration of email to O365 Enterprise
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services Yes
List of supported services
  • O365 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Azure

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing
Quality assurance and performance testing service Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works During the AIP proof of concept process we work to understand the organisations email and document security needs better to determine whether we are looking at a simpler implementation, that covers the key issues of GDPR privacy across the organisation, or whether there are additional security profiles needed departmentally, which would increase the time of the full rollout. Our POC service includes:

1 - Site visit for initial Audit for pre-requisites.
2 - Configure Office 365 for one of the following:
2a - Office 365 E3 Trial / Production or -
2b - Office 365 ProPlus or -
2c - Exchange Online for B2B / B2C.
3 - Backend settings: AIP policy configuration with custom & built-in triggers for AIP templates and OMS (Operation Management Studio) setup.
4 - Fine tuning the results & policies with the users.
5 - Reviewing alerts on OMS.
6 - DLP configurations on emails (for exchange online only).
7 - Demo logging solutions and our power Business Intelligence features.
8 - Internal consumption testing and verifying encrypted emails and/or files can be read.
9 - Verify external recipients can work on encrypted emails and/or files.

Security testing

Security testing
Security services No

Ongoing support

Ongoing support
Ongoing support service Yes
Types of service supported Hosting or software provided by a third-party organisation
How the support service works We offer a support consultancy service to organisations who implement AIP in O365

Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints Support available from our support desk remotely. Onsite support available but chargeable.

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Yes, at extra cost
Support response times Subject to SLA agreed with client
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility None or don’t know
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support No
Support levels Support levels are custom defined with each client


Supplier type Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold Microsoft

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance Up to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)


Price £18000 to £150000 per unit
Discount for educational organisations No

Service documents

pdf document: Pricing document pdf document: Service definition document pdf document: Terms and conditions
Service documents
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