Conducting Business Remotely With Microsoft 365 Business

Perhaps, the only boon during a natural crisis is the congregation of humanity in mind and soul shunning all differences! We are going through bizarre situations and one of the primary concerns is the revival of small and medium industries; the bone of contention for our SMB customers and partners is their staff working from home…virtually.

One need not compromise on security for productive collaboration and work along with employees from home.  We are inclined to provide a brief in this blog post about the best approach enabled by Microsoft 365 Business Premium for securing productivity when employees are working remotely and efficiently.

A word about Microsoft 365 Business Premium, it is an all-inclusive fully-loaded suite of collaboration products and enterprise-grade security tool which is designed for the specific needs or demands of SMBs not exceeding 300 employees. It also includes your favorite Office productivity apps in addition to some advanced security capabilities to secure your business against cyber threats, valuable data breach besides securing your devices completely.

Secure Access, Device & Data with Microsoft 365 Business Premium

For a seamless productivity experience for your employees who are trying to access business resources from the comfort of their homes, we would advocate that you approach security in terms of Securing Access, Securing Devices (PCs, Macs & Mobile Devices) and Securing Data. Microsoft 365 Business Premium offers a solid foundation of security features across these three categories. Have a look at its workings:

Securing Access:

One of the key features of enabling work from home set-ups is to guarantee users to remotely access systems in a secure manner from anywhere and on any device. Next, based on the needs of your organization, you can enable some of them or all of them. The following features in Microsoft 365 Business Premium will guide you in that direction:

  • Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
  • Conditional Access
  • Azure AD Application Proxy
  • Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)

Securing Devices: 

During this lockdown period, employees have started using a variety of laptops, desktops & mobile devices to access company data and get work done from outside the office. It is a daunting task to keep all these devices secure as employees and the organizations use them to work with sensitive business information.

Securing Data: 

The next important step is to ensure the company’s data is protected even while functioning in a virtual environment. It is wise to enable policies and norms as deterrents to defend against cyber threats particularly phishing and other cyber-related crimes.  With policies and norms in place to control access as well as sharing, it becomes imperative to ensure sensitive data is well protected and secured with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and Exchange Online Archiving.

The sturdy and versatile Microsoft 365 Business Premium can simplify the process of delivering security and management solutions when employees work from home; even when you continue to grapple the situation to secure a remote workforce or even just getting started.

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