Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 is an integrated bundle of Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security.
Microsoft 365 changes the work environment boundaries of users. Companies can give users access to corporate data and collaboration tools with enhanced security, while being sure that both the data and devices are under control. You have control over who accesses corporate data, as well as when, how and with what device. 
Security is big concern for everybody and needs to be top of the priority list for all. Accidental data leaks or security breaches can be very costly. Microsoft 365 is one of the best products to minimise the risks. 

Primend has extensive experience in both the planning and deployment of all Microsoft 365 workloads for different sizes and types of clients. 

Why choose Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 gives users the ability to control the data cycle throughout an organisation and to maintain control over data. It uses AI for security analyses and has automation in place for the remediation of security breaches. 
Example, sign-in risk policy:
Azure AD analyses each user sign-in. The objective of the analysis is to detect any suspicious actions that occur on sign-in. For example, is the sign-in done using an anonymous IP address, or is the sign-in initiated from an unfamiliar location? 
In Azure AD, all suspicious actions that the system can detect are also known as risk events. Based on the risk events that have been detected during a sign-in, Azure AD calculates a value. The value represents the probability (low, medium, high) that the sign-in is not being performed by a legitimate user. The probability is called the sign-in risk level.
The sign-in risk policy is an automated response that you can configure for a specific sign-in risk level. In your response, you can block access to your resources or require passing a multi-factor authentication (MFA) challenge to gain access. 

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security is an intelligent mobility management and security platform. It helps protect and secure your organisation and empowers your employees to work in new and flexible ways.


Data protection with Azure information Protection – AIP that gives control over the company’s data even when the data goes beyond corporate boundaries. AIP is a cloud-based solution that helps an organisation classify and optionally protect its documents and emails by applying labels. Labels can automatically be applied by administrators who define rules and conditions manually by users, or a combination in which users are given recommendations.

There are also many more security features. 

About Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 has two families – Microsoft 365 Business and Microsoft 365 Enterprise
Below is overview of the key components.

What is Microsoft 365 Business

Microsoft 365 Business is a comprehensive set of business productivity and collaboration tools, such as Outlook, Word, Excel and other Office products that are always up to date. You can protect your work files on all your iOS, Android and Windows 10 devices with enterprise-grade security that is simple to manage.
Microsoft 365 Business is meant for up to 300 licenses; if you need more licenses, see Microsoft 365 Enterprise documentation for more information.

Small business security needs

Your business data can be compromised in many ways. You and your users can compromise your organisation's security when you sign in with compromised credentials or view the organisation’s data on different devices and applications. More specifically, your organisation is at risk from:

  • Compromised or weak sign-in credentials.
  • Compromised device with a weak pin, or a user-owned device.
  • Users who can copy/paste/save your organisation's data to personal apps.
  • Users who install and use third party apps with weak security.
  • Email vulnerabilities including sharing sensitive data, phishing attempts, malware, etc.
  • When people who should not have access can access documents with sensitive information.

Microsoft 365 Business helps safeguard your data in each of these instances. The security features that protect your business data are detailed in the following figure.

To see the full list of security features, see Microsoft 365 Business security features. After you Set up Microsoft 365 Business, see Set up advanced security policies to get started with the security features that are not included as part of the setup. Read also Top 10 ways to secure Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Business plans for a good overview on how to set up protections against cyber criminals and hackers.

What is Microsoft 365 Enterprise

Microsoft 365 Enterprise is a complete, intelligent solution that empowers everyone to be creative and work together securely.
Although designed for large organisations, Microsoft 365 Enterprise can also be used for medium-sized and small businesses that need the most advanced security and productivity capabilities.

Components

Microsoft 365 Enterprise consists of:

Office 365 Enterprise - 
Includes Office 365 ProPlus, the latest Office apps for your PC and Mac (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and others) and a full suite of online services for email, file storage and collaboration, meetings and more.

Windows 10 Enterprise - 
Addresses the needs of both large and mid-size organisations, providing users with the most productive and secure version of Windows and IT professionals with comprehensive deployment, device and app management.

Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) -
Includes Microsoft Intune, which is a cloud-based enterprise mobility management (EMM) service that helps your workforce to be productive while keeping your corporate data protected.

Plans

Microsoft 365 Enterprise is available in three plans:

E3 -     Includes Office 365 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS).
E5 -     Includes all of E3's capabilities plus advanced security, voice and data analysis tools.
F1 -     Purpose-built to connect first line workers to the tools and resources needed to do their best work. First line workers are the first in line to engage with your customers and represent your company’s brand and value.
    
For more information, see Features and capabilities for each plan.

At-a-glance

The Microsoft 365 Enterprise poster is a central location for you to view:

  • The products and features of Microsoft 365 Enterprise and how they map to its value pillars
  • Microsoft 365 Enterprise plans and which components they contain
  • The key components of the Modern Workplace, which Microsoft 365 Enterprise enables
  • The key business value scenarios of Microsoft 365 Enterprise and which services and products make them happen
  • The adoption roadmap that highlights the Microsoft 365 Enterprise Deployment Guide

 

To download a copy of the poster, click here.

Don’t hesitate to contact Primend to make your organisation more secure and more effective!