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Security matters – Leverage Microsoft Office 365 and EMS

Thought Leadership on Managed IT Services presented by SecurElement Infrastructure Solutions.

Security is a business need that is part of almost every discussion with our SMB customers. The Wall Street Journal reported that “29% of SMBs were victims of a cyber-security attack in 2012, 72% were not able to fully restore their company’s computer data, and 30% of ransomware victims had to pay to regain their data.” (Simon, 2015) When thinking about implementing a security solution, there are dozens of products from a variety of providers, but how do we know which solutions overlap and how do we identify the gaps? Enter Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) with Office 365.

We’ll outline some common customer pain points and how EMS + O365 addresses each.

Users have multiple usernames and passwords to remember for applications and websites.

Microsoft’s Identity and Access Management provides single sign-on, multi-factor authentication and self-service access. “Microsoft identity and access management solutions help IT protect access to applications and resources across the corporate data center and into the cloud, enabling additional levels of validation such as multi-factor authentication and conditional access policies.

Monitoring suspicious activity through advanced security reporting, auditing and alerting helps mitigate potential security issues.” (Microsoft, n.d.) Benefits of Identity and Access Management include:

• create and manage single identity for each user
• provide single sign-on access
• enable application access security
• improve user productivity
• provide secure remote access

The company needs to make sure sensitive information stays protected, wherever it goes.

Protect information and documents by restricting editing, copying and sharing. Remain in control of your data even when it is shared outside of your organization. Microsoft Azure Rights Management includes both Information Rights Management and Office 365 Message Encryption.

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