Employees are becoming more mobile and want to access company data on their personal computers and mobile devices, as well as on company devices. The younger generation cannot even imagine working in an offline environment. Allowing secure mobile access requires complex data access policies and expensive equipment. The only feasible way to provide anytime-anywhere access to employees is to use proven secure cloud services.
Cloud services generally provide higher levels of functionality, data integrity, availability and confidentiality per investment. Small companies and even multinationals cannot achieve the same level of security at the same price point. Security and defence organisations that report higher levels of security achieve it by applying stricter security policies and by delivering less functionality.
Primend is partnering with Microsoft to provide reliable and secure cloud services.
Your data is legally protected
Office 365 is a very popular service that enables companies around the world to be more productive. All Office 365 data of our customers is being stored in the European Union to prevent access to this data by foreign governments. The same applies to Azure cloud services and data backups. The same principles that are applied to data governance and security in your home country are applied to data in Microsoft data centres.
Microsoft is a leading cloud services provider that regularly has its data centres and software solutions audited by independent auditors. Auditing the applied standards varies based on region and is different for Europe and the United States, for example. Microsoft data centres have been audited to be compliant with ISO 27001, ISO 27018, GDPR and HIPAA standards. Every Microsoft customer can review audit reports for the services they are consuming.
Data moving from a computer to an Office 365 data centre is always encrypted. The physical disks in data centre servers are encrypted and databases for different services are also encrypted. Security and defence organisations that require very high levels of security can even bring their own encryption keys to Microsoft data centres and run services in secure containers that not even Microsoft system administrators have access to.
Security devices are often expensive, but they are not the most complicated part of the equation. It is usually more difficult to decide what security procedures to apply and which procedures add the most value. For this, Microsoft has provided several tools to review your security status and to generate an action plan. Office 365 Secure Score regularly evaluates the settings applied to different services and creates recommendations to improve security. Every recommendation has security score value and evaluation of impact on users. For larger organisations Microsoft provides self-assessment resources to achieve ISO 9001 and GDPR compliance.