By Ron Vaughn
Microsoft has been offering cloud services for many years now. Quite often, many businesses do not realize how many security features and benefits are available to them with the Microsoft licenses they may already have.
As businesses continue to embrace the benefits of the cloud, the need for strong cybersecurity measures has become more crucial than ever. With the rise of cyber-attacks and data breaches, it is important to ensure that your business is protected. Microsoft 365 Business Premium offers a comprehensive set of tools that can help you safeguard your data, devices, and users. Here are some of the ways M365 Business Premium can secure your business:
- Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) - M365 Business Premium includes ATP which provides real-time protection against advanced cyber threats, such as malware and phishing attacks. It uses machine learning to identify and block suspicious emails, links and attachments before they can harm your system.
- Data Loss Prevention (DLP) - M365 Business Premium's DLP feature helps prevent accidental or intentional data leaks by monitoring and controlling sensitive information across all your devices and apps. It enables you to create and enforce policies that restrict access, sharing and storage of confidential data.
- Conditional Access - M365 Business Premium offers conditional access, allowing you to control your business data based on specific conditions, such as location, device and user identity. This helps you protect your data from unauthorized access and prevent data breaches.
- Azure Information Protection (AIP) - Helps you protect your sensitive data by classifying, labeling and encrypting your files and emails. It lets you control who can access your data and how it can be used.
- Intune - M365 Business Premium's Intune allows you to manage and secure your mobile devices and apps, regardless of the platform. It offers mobile application management if you have a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment, or mobile device management if you have corporate owned devices. Conditional access to help you secure your data and devices based on location or IP address.
- Windows Virtual Desktop - With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can securely access your Windows desktop and apps from any device, anywhere. It provides a virtualized environment that isolates your data and apps from other users and devices.
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) - M365 Business Premium's MFA feature provides an additional layer of security by requiring users to provide multiple forms of authentication before accessing their data and apps. This helps you protect your business against unauthorized access and data breaches.
By enabling these features, you can secure your business against cyber threats and safeguard your data, devices and users. M365 Business Premium offers a robust set of security features that can help you achieve a more secure and productive work environment.
Ron Vaughn is a Microsoft SharePoint and Teams Consultant for Paradigm Solutions which is a division of EMSCO Solutions.