Recent years have clearly shown that digital transformation is the way forward for businesses. However, the transition raises many questions that cannot always be answered with a one-size-fits-all solution for different organizations. They have had to rethink the way they operate considering new challenges stemming from real-time collaboration, security and cost. Most of the existing on-premises and legacy solutions couldn’t solve these issues unveiling a clear need for digital solutions for business operation and collaboration, strengthened cybersecurity and reduced complexity of IT operations to save cost.
Microsoft 365 security features
Distributed and hybrid reality means increasing volume and sophistication of threats and a wider, more distributed attack surface identifying the need of fundamental change in security. Teams work using multiple locations, devices and a mix of virtual and physical tools, so they need secure and reliable access for efficient collaboration inside and outside the company. With Zero Trust approach to security, organizations can effectively adapt to the complexity of the modern environment, embrace the hybrid workplace, and protect people, devices, apps, and data.
Zero Trust model assumes breach and verifies each request as though it originates from an uncontrolled network. It ensures only the right users have access without affecting productivity, protect data through security best practices and easy-to-use policies that prevent accidental data leaks and proactively blocks threats through insights and recommended preventative actions.
Securing identity with advance features
Certain scenarios require on-premises besides cloud solutions where Azure Active Directory integration is a crucial step. Azure AD is a cloud-based identity and access management service for secure authentication and authorization so customers, partners, and employees can access applications.
Securing entire application estate with Azure Active Directory brings all the applications into a single control offering:
Security and resilience across the environment: Enforcing strong access policies across all apps based on Zero Trust approach. It offers protection against identity compromise with real time detection and simplified access governance with identity lifecycle, access lifestyle, admin rights, end of lifecycle.
Productivity with access: Providing seamless and more secure sign-in experience and user experience, while minimizing IT friction with self-service management tools.
Reduced costs and increased IT efficiency: Leveraging full capacities of Azure AD through behavioral analytics, identity governance, device management, and more.
Microsoft Defender for Business
For comprehensive protection, multiple layers of security are required to defend the infrastructure, including efficient endpoint protection. Defender for Business offers better protection from ransomware, malware, phishing, and other threats. It’s an agentless cloud powered solution where no additional deployment or infrastructure is necessary. It provides unparalleled optics built on insights into threats and shared signals across devices, identities and information. With automated security, Defender for Business can go from alert to remediation in minutes, on a scale. While antivirus software typically protects a single computer from harmful threats, Defender for business is a complex, yet easy to use solution offering more than protection.
Threat and vulnerability management (discovering, prioritizing and compensating): a risk-based approach to mature vulnerability management program and to provide continuous discovery
Attack surface reduction: eliminating risks by reducing surface area of attack with system hardening, customization and impact visualization
Next generation protection: blocking and tackling sophisticated threats through behavioral bases real-time protection, file-based blocks and fileless malware and blocking malicious activity from trusted and untrusted applications
Endpoint detection and response: detecting and investigating advanced persistent attacks using correlated behavioral alerts, investigation and hunting over 6 months of data
Auto investigation and remediation: automatically investigating alerts and remediating complex threats in minutes with mimicking the ideal steps to take, tackling file or memory-based attacks with unlimited capacity
More details from our experts
Learn how to manage users' devices, apps, and personal data from anywhere and understand how to configure the devices used to access corporate resources from our webinar here. Through the video our experts also uncover security risks associated with cloud and on-premises infrastructures across organizations and provide a better understanding on reducing the size of the attack surface. If you would like to hear about customized security solutions for your business, schedule a meeting with us.
The Zero Trust framework helps businesses modernize their security technologies and processes effectively, maximizing protection against the current threat landscape. In the following summary, we focus on the first two pillars of the Zero Trust framework, identities and endpoints—and provide hands-on guidance on how to keep them secure.
In the era of digital transformation and the rise of hybrid work models, cybersecurity's significance has surged. With cybercriminals evolving and exploiting every vulnerability, organizations must prioritize security. According to Microsoft, 98% of cyberattacks can be prevented by an adequately defended system. Read the summary of a Microsoft article which explores six core domains demanding attention: email, identity, endpoint, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, external.
According to the Zero Trust framework, when an identity attempts to access a resource, organizations need a system that can verify the identity with strong authentication, ensure access is compliant and typical for that identity and apply principles of least privileged access. Identity protection is one of the 4 recommended steps that helps implementing a strong identity, as our expert says “it is fundamental to ensure that everyone is only and exclusively authorized to do the job they are supposed to do.”
Identiteta, končne naprave, aplikacije, omrežja, infrastruktura in podatki so pomembne povezave v celovitipovezavi varnostnega modela ničelnega zaupanja. Microsoft podpira model varnosti ničelnega zaupanja prek več obrambnih plasti. Preberite več o šestih plasteh modela ničelnega zaupanja in o tem, kako jih zaščititi.