Safeguarding business

Microsoft 365 combines an end-to-end platform of security tools in one

comprehensive solution that increases protection without slowing productivity.

Unparalleled protection for modern workplaces

Modern workplaces thrive on being mobile and cloud dependent. But as the digital estate grows it becomes increasingly difficult to protect staff identities, devices, corporate data and infrastructure. Microsoft 365 delivers a powerful suite of integrated products that empower organizations to overcome these challenges so they can fully realise the advantages of working in the cloud-mobile world.

Microsoft 365 core security benefits

Simple, integrated security:

Get a single suite of security tools that work efficiently together across all apps and platforms.

Total overview of security and compliance:

Gain a complete overview of data from all security tools in one place with the Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance Centre.

Robust identity & access protection:

Manage identities and access with MFA and Conditional Access to protect against the most common cyberthreats.

Complete endpoint management:

Control policies across all apps and devices and automate the roll out of updates, access controls and compliance policies.

Always up-to-date security:

Get the latest security updates and enhancements automatically as they are released.

Preparing organisations for next generation cyberthreats

Cyberattacks are on the rise globally, and it’s not only large organisations that are at risk. In 2018,

some 43% of all data breaches involved small businesses, costing victims an average 2.7 million

euros in clean-up costs and business disruption. In this environment, preparedness is key to

business survival.

The risk in numbers

rise in identity-based attacks in 2019 1

of enterprises today have multi-cloud or hybrid environments 2

of malware is only seen once 3

of EU firms report cyber-attack losses 4

of 2018 data breaches involved small businesses 5

is the average cost of a data breach for SMBs 6


1,2,3 The Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph

4 Original source: Kaspersky Lab.

5 Verizon: 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report

6 Ponemon: 2018 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium Size Businesses

Identify security gaps

Use our security assessment tools to help identify security threats and

develop robust protection and response strategies.

Information security assessment

This security assessment provides a simple first step to quickly assess the current status of an organisation’s security. It collects data by scanning endpoints, Active Directory and SharePoint.

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Data security checklist

This checklist can be used to assist in creating a customised, prioritised and actionable roadmap for improving an organisation’s data security.

Download the checklist

Stay protected with the most secure Windows ever

Microsoft Windows 10 comes with Windows Security pre-installed alongside a host of advanced

security features that stay up to date through Microsoft’s continuous delivery model. This ensures

that all an organisation’s devices stay actively protected, all the time.

Windows 10 advanced security features

Always-on threat detection:

Windows Security performs real-time scans for security threats, including malware and viruses, while security updates are downloaded automatically to preempt emerging security issues.

Built-in anti-malware:

Windows Defender Antivirus is one of the top-ranked security products on the market and comes pre-installed in Windows 10, removing the need for organisations to purchase and manage third-party anti-malware solutions.

Robust data and credential protection:

Windows 10 features Device Guard, which ensures that only trusted apps can run on a device, and Credential Guard, which protects information even in the event of a malicious attack.

Advanced device security:

Depending on hardware and version, Windows 10 can provide advanced security features to lock down application and credential access on Windows 10 devices, wherever they go.

Work safely from anywhere with Enterprise Mobility + Security

A core component of Microsoft 365, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) is an intelligent

mobility management and security platform. EMS solutions build on the security features of

Windows 10 and Office 365 and extend them across the entire environment in which organisations

operate today.

EMS delivers on key mobility and security issues

Protects identities and safeguards access

EMS uses multi-factor authentication (MFA) to prevent identity theft by adding a second layer of security to user log-ins – usually via SMS or a mobile app. EMS also offers Conditional Access, supporting the implementation of a zero-trust approach to access without disrupting user experience.

Strengthens data protection and compliance

EMS offers a smarter way to identify and protect sensitive information across devices, apps and cloud services. Sensitivity labels can be manually or automatically applied to files, then security actions – such as encryption, digital rights management or visual markings – can be preconfigured accordingly.

Identifies real time threats

EMS uses machine learning to detect and investigate advanced threats, compromised identities, and malicious actions across on-premises and cloud environments. Security insights are continually updated via Microsoft’s Intelligent Security Graph.

Unifies endpoint management

Using Microsoft Intune with Microsoft 365 provides a single endpoint management solution for all mobile devices across an organisation. Intune enables remote device wiping and deployment, centrally managed security and compliance, as well as the automatic removal of discovered threats.

Enhances cloud security

Microsoft’s Cloud App Security Broker identifies and monitors the cloud apps and services used by an organisation, helping to detect unusual or malicious behaviour, manage sensitive information and asses overall compliance.

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Popular tools and resources for Microsoft 365

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