Digital Transformation has helped innovate and progress the way the world does business faster and more cost-effectively than ever before. However, all of this new opportunity and advancement has created a complex new climate where connected devices hold valuable and sensitive data on individuals.
With the threat of cyber-attacks ever increasing, it is important to make sure this data is held securely wherever it is located, whether it is stored on protected desktops, mobile devices, in the Cloud or on-premise servers ensuring you adhere to the new GDPR legislation. Microsoft 365 is a new solution designed to transform businesses approach to Digital Transformation, security and also forms part of our own Cloud Productivity and Security suite, Unite.
How can Microsoft 365 help with GDPR Compliancy?
Microsoft 365 is the complete, intelligent solution that includes Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. These solutions empower your employees to collaborate without compromising on security. The Microsoft 365 platform and all its applications have been developed with privacy and GDPR in mind and the tools and features within them can help you to achieve GDPR compliance.
Microsoft 365 enables your employees to work efficiently using the latest business software but also with business reassurance that company data is protected at all times.
What does Microsoft 365 include?
Microsoft 365 brings together Windows 10, Office 365 and Microsoft EM+S plus Azure Information Protection. We explore the benefits of each in more detail below:
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft 365 integrates all of the Microsoft Office suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Teams, Access, Publisher and more as well as Microsoft’s hosted servers which includes SharePoint Server, Skype For Business and Exchange Server. These applications can be accessed on any device, at any time and at any location.
Windows 10 operating system
Windows 10, brings several security features including Enterprise Data Protection which prevents accidental leaks by separating business and non-business data as well as a Device Guard and Applocker which locks devices down to only run apps that are deemed as trustworthy. The preloaded Windows Defender anti-virus software ensures that your business data remains encrypted while Windows Hello replaces traditional passwords with two-factor authentication, as the software has built-in facial and fingerprint recognition.
Advanced Threat Protection
Built into Windows 10, the Advanced Threat Protection tool is a behaviour-based attack detection tool that also boasts built-in threat intelligence, forensic investigation and mitigation while BitLocker protects your data by encrypting the computer’s storage volume
On average, a cyber-attack exists for more than 90 days in an environment that is prior to detection and Microsoft invests in its tools to help detect those cyber-attacks sooner, remediate as well as in pre-attack prevention tools.