Comparison between AD RMS & Azure RMS

Comparison between Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) & Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS)

Factors Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS) Active Directory
Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
Support IRM in Microsoft Online Supports IRM in Microsoft online Services such as Exchange online, SharePoint online and Office 365. No.
Supports on-premises Microsoft products Supports on-premises Microsoft products such as Exchange Server, SharePoint , and File Server that run Windows Server and File Classification Infrastructure (FCI). Supports on-premises Microsoft products such as Exchange Server, SharePoint , and File Server that run Windows Server and File Classification Infrastructure (FCI).
Default rights policy templates Provides two default rights policy templates that restrict access of the content to your own organization; one that provides read-only viewing of protected content and another template that provides write or modify permissions for the protected content. There are no default rights policy templates.
Custom Policy template You can also create your own custom templates, which includes departmental templates that are visible to only a subset of users. you must create policy templates and then distribute these.
  Enables implicit trust between organizations and users in any organization. This means that protected content can be shared between users within the same organization or across organizations when users have Microsoft Office 365, or Azure Rights Management, or users sign up for RMS for individuals. Trusts must be explicitly defined in a direct point-to-point relationship between two organizations by using either trusted user domains (TUDs) or federated trusts that you create by using Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS).
Minimum supported version of Microsoft Office Office 2010 Office 2007.
Microsoft Office for Mac ·        Microsoft Office for Mac 2016: Supported

·        Microsoft Office for Mac 2011: Not supported

·        Microsoft Office for Mac 2016: Supported

·        Microsoft Office for Mac 2011: Supported

Supports the RMS sharing application for Windows, Mac computers, and mobile devices. for Windows, Mac computers, and mobile devices.
Features of RMS Sharing Application the RMS sharing application supports the following:

·        Sharing with people in another organization.

·        Email notification, which lets the sender know when somebody tries to open a protected attachment.

·        A document tracking site for users, which includes the ability to revoke a document.

sharing does not support sharing with people in another organization, email notification, or the document tracking site and the ability for users to revoke documents.
Native or generic protection All file types can be protected with native or generic protection when you use the RMS sharing application. All file types can be protected with native or generic protection when you use the RMS sharing application.
Minimum supported version of the Windows client Windows 7. Windows Vista Service Pack 2.
Mobile device support Windows Phone, Android, iOS, and Windows RT. Windows Phone, Android, iOS, and Windows RT, and requires the Active Directory Rights Management Services Mobile Device Extension.
Email support Email support by using Exchange ActiveSync IRM is also supported on all mobile device platforms that support this protocol. Email support by using Exchange ActiveSync IRM is supported on all mobile device platforms that support this protocol.
Supported Authentication Supports multi-factor authentication (MFA) for computers and mobile devices. Supports smart card authentication if IIS is configured to request certificates.
Supported Stronger Security for key Supports Cryptographic Mode 2 without additional configuration, which provides stronger security for key lengths and encryption algorithms. Supports Cryptographic Mode 1 by default and requires additional configuration to support Cryptographic Mode 2 for stronger security.
Migration Support Supports migration from AD RMS (and RMS on Windows Server 2003). Also supports migration to AD RMS. Supports migration from Azure Rights Management and migration from RMS on Windows Server 2003.
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