Aug 29

Office 365 and Security 101

Microsoft Office 365 is popular because of productivity tools like Excel, Word, Outlook etc. Anyone using O365 will notice the constant updating requirement. The demands of this for IT administrators is not simple, whether a 3-user startup, or a large company with hundreds or thousands of users needing the same constant reminder. This is where the cloud subscription aspect of O365 works seamlessly to provide features built into O365 that include security protection.

Integrated into O365 is Microsoft Defender which includes comprehensive protection on many levels, depending on users’ needs. O365 Defender has a multi-layered stack that small companies should be aware of. Your IT Admin should be able to explain the capabilities from prevention to awareness, and training.

Holistic view of threat protection

Diagram above and bullet points from Microsoft’s web site : Microsoft Defender for Office 365 | Microsoft Security

Bermuda Microsystems can assist in preventing business email and applications compromise. Additionally putting apps like QuickBooks, or document management in the Azure cloud saves on infrastructure costs. Backups can also go to Azure, with the added assurance that Microsoft’s O365 security in the cloud is well regarded – see customer story – Securing the cloud | Microsoft Story Labs

All of this helps our customers reduce time and expense troubleshooting issues that are on-premise versus in the cloud. Bermuda Microsystems Group is the right partner to choose to help get you there.

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