Safe and simple: Microsoft 365 Business Premium to secure your Windows 10/11 computers
Now, more than ever, we’ve found ourselves in the need to rearrange our lives in an unprecedented context. Technology has been there to have our backs. Security practices, as a prevention dynamic, can help you, and your organization reduce the vulnerability frame that is a constant challenge, when there's a frequent usage of electronic resources.
The sensitivity of the data you store in your devices, for personal or professional use, should never be undermined.
Microsoft 365 Business Premium is a comprehensive solution that enhances productivity and safeguards the digital environment of small and medium-sized enterprises. Specifically tailored for businesses with 1-300 employees, it offers an array of cloud-based tools and security measures. With Microsoft 365 Business Premium, you can:
- Empower your workforce connectivity and productivity, whether on-site or remote, using top collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams.
- Ensure secure access to business data and apps, limiting access to authorized personnel for confidentiality.
- Safeguard your business data against cyberthreats, including phishing, ransomware, and data loss, with advanced protection.
- Manage and secure devices (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android) connecting to your data, ensuring their up-to-date status.
It is very easy to protect your organization’s devices. To support you in achieving this, here is a comprehensive list of Microsoft 365 Business Premium's security capabilities.
1. Microsoft Defender for Business
Microsoft Defender for Business is an endpoint security solution which provides protection against ransomware, malware, phishing, and other threats. It offers:
- Enterprise-grade security
- An easy-to-use security solution
- Flexibility for your environment
- Integration with Microsoft 365 Lighthouse, RMM tools, and PSA software
Enrolling mobile devices without a strong and reliable system can expose and compromise your organization’s data, leaving it exposed to many kinds of cyberattacks.
Device management allows organizations to protect their data, regardless of where their employees are connected. For organizations applying BYOD methods, it is essential to count on clear and secure device management policies.
Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based endpoint management solution that simplifies app and device management across various devices. It supports Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows devices, enabling secure access to organizational resources. Intune offers app deployment, policy automation, integration with threat defense services, a web-based admin center, and utilizes Microsoft Graph APIs.
Whether you need Microsoft Intune, a cloud-based MDM and MAM service or Azure AD, a cloud-based identity and access management service, Team Venti can assist you in planning, deploying, and securing your organization.
Exchange Online Protection (EOP) is a cloud-based email filtering service by Microsoft. It helps organizations secure their devices by filtering emails, blocking spam, malware, and phishing attacks. EOP offers:
- Email Filtering: Real-time filtering of incoming and outgoing emails to block unsolicited and malicious content.
- Anti-Malware Protection: Scanning email attachments and URLs to detect and block known malware and viruses.
- Anti-Phishing Measures: Identifying and blocking suspicious emails and URLs associated with phishing attempts.
- Zero-Day Threat Protection: Advanced techniques to detect and block emerging and unknown threats.
- Data Loss Prevention (DLP): Enforcing policies to prevent the loss of sensitive data in outbound emails.
Having a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription grants you the ability to upgrade your Windows devices, which are currently operating on Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8 Pro, or Windows 8.1 Pro, to either Windows 10 or 11 Pro. Here are some of the security benefits of upgrading to Windows 10/11 Business:
- Enhanced security features, including biometric authentication and encryption.
- Windows Defender Antivirus for robust malware protection.
- Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for real-time threat detection and response.
- Regular security updates from Microsoft.
- Compatibility with modern security solutions.
- Secure Boot and Device Guard features for secure boot processes and code execution prevention.
- Improved security for remote workers.
5. Shared Computer Activation
Shared computer activation allows for the deployment of Microsoft 365 Apps on a computer that is used by multiple users within an organization. This feature supports various scenarios, such as:
- Multiple workers at a factory sharing a single computer and each using Office during their shift.
- Nurses at a hospital using Office on different computers throughout the day.
- Employees remotely connecting to a computer to run Office simultaneously.
- Multiple employees utilizing Microsoft 365 on a computer located in a public space like a conference room.
- Multiple users accessing an instance of Microsoft 365 hosted through Remote Desktop Services (RDS).
Normally, Microsoft 365 Business Premium Apps can only be installed and activated on a limited number of devices, typically 5 PCs. However, when shared computer activation is enabled, using Microsoft 365 Apps on a shared computer does not count towards this limit. If you need assistance with the configuration and maintenance of Shared Computer Activation, contact us.
If you require assistance with the purchase, setup, or optimization of Microsoft 365 Business Premium features or any other Microsoft technology, we are here to help. Our expertise lies in helping organizations succeed through the smart implementation and support of various Microsoft technologies and solutions. From Microsoft Infrastructure and Productivity and Collaboration to Unified Communications, Cloud Security, Cloud Licensing, and Managed Services, our comprehensive range of services ensures that your specific needs are met. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us. It would be our pleasure to serve you and ensure your success in leveraging Microsoft's capabilities.
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