A high security version of O/365 is being offered to USA GOVT areas to better safeguard security & privacy concerns. It is designed to meet IL6 standards & is built on a dedicated infrastructure that is completely private Azure cloud network from all other users
Microsoft on Monday announced that Office 365 Government Secret, a new software-as-a-service offering for U.S. federal agencies and their partners, is getting ready for “availability starting mid-2022.” Microsoft is planning a rollout of the service to the “US Federal Civilian, Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and US government partners” working with Secret-classified information. Currently, the service is undergoing accreditation review by the U.S. government, Microsoft indicated.
Office 365 Government Secret is being designed to support Impact Level 6 (IL6) work, which means that “Secret” information will get stored and processed. IL6 also signifies that the data can “only be processed in a DoD private/community or Federal government community cloud,” according to Microsoft’s IL6 overview document. The dedicated infrastructure IL6 approach differs from the more common service model that’s used by commercial customers, where workloads get run on shared infrastructure, which is known as a “multitenant” environment.