Microsoft 365: Why it’s changing how we work

  • 28 January 2019

It's incredible to witness the pace of digital transformation through cloud adoption. As with any pioneering journey, there is always the risks of encountering threats that can end your journey. So, it's vital you adopt the right security and compliance strategy to mitigate these risks. The question is how can we do this effectively and with minimal disruption to our business? Choosing the right technology partner and toolset are just a few ways to a secure successful digital transformation.

Microsoft and its transformation of Office to Office 365 and now Microsoft 365 has fundamentally changed that way we work. Being able to access our corporate information anywhere and at any time has rapidly made us better-informed decision makers.

However, this dynamic way of processing data presents risks in terms of data breach and compliance. Just last year the European Union introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to address these risks. GDPR requires companies to better secure information in motion, at rest and in use under strict compliance conditions.

In order to meet these increased compliance requirements, Microsoft has introduced two new Microsoft 365 security and compliance toolsets that will be available for purchase on February 1, 2019.

Identity & Threat Protection—Brings together security value from across the Office 365, Windows 10, and EMS offers in a single bundle. It includes best of breed for advanced threat protection services including Microsoft Threat Protection (Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Windows Defender ATP, and Office 365 ATP including Threat Intelligence), as well as Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure Active Directory. This offer will be available for around €10.10 per user per month.

Information Protection & Compliance—This offering brings together Office 365 Advanced Compliance and Azure Information Protection. It's built to help compliance and IT teams perform ongoing risk assessments across Microsoft Cloud services using AI. It automatically protects and governs sensitive data, and efficiently responds to regulatory requests leveraging intelligence. This offer will be available for around €8.40 per user per month.   

Identity & Threat Protection and Information Protection & Compliance offerings are designed to provide you with simple, secure and compliant workloads. Micromail is here to ensure you get there. Together with our parent company Ergo, we can help you plan, implement and evaluate your security and compliance deployment.

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By Stewart Kennedy, Technical Pre-Sales Consultant