Microsoft 365 security features beyond Office 365
As a productivity suite, Office 365 is the best solution available. It provides organisations with all the tools they need to get work done. Yet, though there are security features built in to Office 365, it doesn’t provide the same level of security as Microsoft 365 does. If you invest in Microsoft 365, you’ll be investing in the following:
Continuous threat protection
Microsoft 365 provides protection from unsafe attachments, suspicious links and other forms of hidden malware. As much as you educate your users about cybersecurity best practice, there will always be a risk of human error. It only takes one accidental click on an unsafe attachment to expose your business to a malware attack. Continuous protection against common phishing attacks is essential in the current cybersecurity landscape.
Information Protection Policies
Microsoft 365 helps organisations control and manage how critical company data is accessed. EMS is identity-driven, meaning the system knows who is attempting to access data, and whether they have permissions or not. ¬It gives you tools to control access so that your organisation is always on top of who has access to what. If a user’s identity is verified and authenticated, they can quickly access what they need anytime, anywhere without any risk. The system also prevents users who doesn’t meet these strict controls. Real-time detection of suspicious activity provides a robust level of security.
Similarly, Microsoft 365 provides the same level of granular controls to carry out the very best device management. This includes securely managing iOS, Android, Windows and macOS devices and providing simplified controls to manage Windows 10 Pro PCs. This enables your organisation to monitor which devices are being used at all times, how they are being used, and to protect against suspicious activity on these devices.
Stay one step ahead of cybercriminals
A lot of the security features in EMS are powered by the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph, which analyses security events and trends across the global Microsoft user base. The Security Graph then uses machine learning and analytics to find the threat signals, which allows Microsoft to release new updates to defend this across Microsoft 365. This way you stay one step ahead of cybercriminals and protect your against new threats as and when they emerge.