Secure your Enterprise Identities in the Cloud with Microsoft 365

Secure your Enterprise Identities in the Cloud with Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 Identity Security

Microsoft 365 was recently announced as Microsoft’s new, all-encompassing suite of cloud solutions. There are different licenses available, but today I want to focus on Microsoft 365 Enterprise which integrates Office 365 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). Today, I’m going to share with you how your business can leverage Microsoft 365’s security features to protect the identity of your enterprise and users.

What Identity Challenges do Enterprises Face?

Before we get too far into Microsoft 365 features, let’s first outline some common problems enterprise businesses face when tackling identity security and privacy. After we cover these _ challenges, I’ll briefly go over how Microsoft 365 can solve these challenges for you, as well as your customers.

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  1. Weak Passwords and Password Management

A litany of passwords is required to function online today. It’s no wonder employees are running out of creativity with their passwords and getting frustrating with managing the overwhelming number of passwords they use daily.

  1. Remote and In-Office, Hybrid Workforce

Today’s enterprise teams often have members scattered across cities and even continents. Ensuring that every employee, whether in the office or remote, has the same online work experience and access to data, while maintaining security policies and practices poses a huge challenge for many.

  1. BYOD

IT teams work tirelessly to keep all connected systems secure, but a single, compromised device- connecting to the company network- can make all that work seem for naught. The ability to respond to threats in a timely manner without hampering employee productivity can seem daunting for many organizations.

  1. Access Rights Management

De-provisioning access rights to employees who have left, transferred or don’t require such access can be a meticulous job for IT. As it’s crucial for an organization’s security however, it needs to be done. The de-provisioning process not only eats up IT’s time, but also leaves a lot of room for human error- creating problems for the enterprise.

  1. Compliance

Compliance has many problems associated with it. The documentation, reporting, and keeping up with regulations changing often, many companies struggle know what’s required of them, let alone monitor their success of meeting those requirements.

How does Microsoft 365 Solve these problems?

Fortunately, Microsoft has considered these challenges and more when putting together their Microsoft 365 suite. Let’s look at what Microsoft 365 has in place to overcome these challenges.

Microsoft 365 Identity Security

  1. Weak Passwords and Password Management

 Microsoft 365 has multiple ways to manage and protect your passwords, but the two most simple yet secure ways are with Single Sign-On (SSO) and two-factor authentication. SSO allows you to login to all of your LOB applications with your Azure Active Directory authentication. Two-factor authentication ensures that you are in fact you when users are signing on.

  1. Remote and In-Office, Hybrid Workforce

While Microsoft 365 allows employees and contractors to access business applications anytime and across their devices, they also have stringent security in place to protect those apps. With an application-level firewall, any data being accessed on the internal network goes through security checks. So, not only is the network itself protected, but the applications are provided an additional layer of protection. Microsoft 365 also has conditional access capabilities.

  1. BYOD

Conditional access management allows IT to easily grant and revoke access rights to corporate applications and the corporate network across employee and corporate-owned devices. Microsoft 365 Enterprise also has solutions for remote device wipe actions, this way, if an employee loses a company device while traveling, IT can easily wipe the device to ensure none of the content stored on it can be accessed through the device.

  1. Access Rights Management

Access rights don’t only pertain to BYOD policy. One way to bolster your company’s security is to limit access rights to the employees who really need it. This process can be time-consuming for IT. That’s why Microsoft 365 automates some of these tasks so that IT has the time to focus on projects that help foster successful business outcomes.

  1. Compliance

With automated compliance/audit reports, Microsoft 365 lessens the burden of regulatory compliance. Compliance documentation is also readily available and advanced settings will bring you even more convenience in dealing with these complex policy regulations.

Microsoft 365 Identity Security 

Microsoft 365 Enterprise is more than just a suite of Microsoft products, it really is a complete, integrated solution for productivity, communication, app creation, security and more. To help partners and other users understand how to get the most out of their security with Microsoft 365, we are launching a few courses to help you with the advanced settings and full benefits of DLP protection, GDPR compliance, identity security and more.

To get more information about utilizing our Microsoft 365 training courses, recognized by Microsoft’s own, internal training platform, contact us at sales@cybertraining365.com to get your workforce trained and make the most out of your Microsoft 365 Enterprise seats.

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