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Office 365 Will Increase Your Security

Yes, You Can Trust the Security Features of Office 365

Something that has stopped business owners and IT departments from moving their infrastructure to the cloud is the fear that their data is not safe. They are afraid the third party they entrusted to safeguard and store their documents won’t take the same approach to security or treat their data with the same care as if it were stored locally. 

These concerns are valid and understandable. Your data is important, and if it were lost or compromised, your company could suffer. A significant data breach could mean the loss of someone’s job at the very least—or the failure of the entire company at the most extreme. Besides loss, common concerns include the third party being able to access data or even questions about its ownership. Data needs to pass through the internet, and this connection may not be entirely safe without proper protection in place. 


Data security is very important to IT professionals, and SBT Partners is dedicated to providing the best and most secure solutions possible. This blog explores the main security features of Office 365, how it helps with compliance, and why you shouldn’t fear the cloud. 

Microsoft Is the Cloud Standard

Office 365 is a customizable platform that allows clients to store and access their documents through the cloud. It is the premier solution for businesses that want to mobilize their workforce without the expense of setting up their own private cloud environment. It offers all the productivity applications that are familiar to users of Microsoft Office and allows them to access documents anywhere they can connect to the internet. 


Security Features of Office 365

It is understandable that companies such as Microsoft and Google dedicate a great deal of resources to security. 


Here are some of the more important security features:


Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) – Using more than one sign-in factor is a way businesses can verify the identity of the user who is trying to access information. Office 365 comes with MFA as a basic, built-in option that is useful for many companies because it allows them to customize their options for the second verification method. Organizations looking for more robust security or that need to meet specific compliance requirements can upgrade to Azure Multi-Factor Authentication as an add-on. 


Mobile Device Management – As more and more employees use their personal devices for business, keeping these devices secure and compliant is becoming a critical component of any security strategy. Depending on the level of control needed, Office 365 offers mobile device management that helps your business control company data on personal phones and tablets. 


Advanced Threat Protection – Ransomware is a growing threat, and cyber criminals are getting more proficient and sophisticated. This means the security measures to fight against these threats need to be highly advanced, and Microsoft offers Advanced Threat Protection as an add-on that can identify and stop malicious attacks before they reach your inbox. 


Azure Identity Protection – When a hacker gains access to your system, you often don’t know about it until they take some sort of action. Azure Identity Protection uses machine learning to recognize suspicious activity and take measures to stop it. 

Every solution that SBT offers for our clients is designed to make your life easier. Reach out to our team today to find out how we can help your company get moving.

SBT Partners Has the Microsoft Office 365 Solution for You

No system is 100% safe from a determined hacker with unlimited resources. The best thing your business can do is partner with a managed service provider (MSP) that understands your systems, knows your security needs, and sees how your business uses data so they can make the best possible recommendations. SBT Partners helps businesses transform their IT through innovative, safe, cloud-based platforms such as Office 365. We have found Office 365 to be practical, adaptive, and most importantly, safe. Reach out to us today and let us show you how it can revolutionize the way you do business. 

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