5 Ways Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security Protects Business Data

Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility + Security is their highly scalable, integrated management solution for your critical business data. EMS is the aggregate of Microsoft's best security tools and standards - safeguarding assets on the company, endpoint, user, and data levels. These enterprise resources are available to companies of all sizes, so whether your employees are in-office or virtual, and your infrastructure is cloud-based or hybridized, EMS can help. 

Learn How the 5 Core Components of EMS Work Together to Secure Your Employees:

1. Identity and Access Management

Your employees should be a top priority when it comes to cybersecurity - but you can't always rely on them to follow best practices. EMS looks to close the security gap between people and their technology through a single pane identity management. Microsoft currently fields 8 billion daily authentications, and uses enterprise Machine Learning to identify threats. Some of Microsoft's tools include:

  1. Multi-factor authentication - protects against 99.9% of daily attacks

  2. Single-Sign-On - through Azure AD, users don't have to provide passwords for every application they use throughout the workday

  3. Dynamic access policies that account for use, location, and other custom settings

  4. Single pane auditing and monitoring for employee on-boarding, management, and off-boarding

These access management strategies work with, not against your employees. With proper deployment they can focus on their work, while we're continuously securing them on the back-end.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Microsoft Mobility and Security Schematic

2. Information Protection

EMS' approach to information security begins with broad coverage across devices, applications, cloud services, and on-premise resources. While working with an MSP, customers can create protection policies for their unique security and compliance needs - whether they're looking to protect mobile employees, or extend coverage to their ecosystem partners. These policies can also set standards for identifying and classifying sensitive information, where encryption is necessary, and proper management. Within your Office 365 security and compliance dashboard, you can review real time reports outlining what data is being stored on which devices.

  1. Azure Information Protection - classify data sensitivity, log and monitor changes, adjust restrictions accordingly

  2. Office 365 Information Protection - data loss prevention (DLP) policy in Office 365 lets you monitor and protect data across the application stack

  3. Microsoft Cloud Application Security - control over data travel, deep analytics to identify threats across cloud services

  4. Windows 10 - protects against data leakage on company and personal devices

Information protection strategies don't just keep your company data safe - they allow your employees to securely collaborate with external organizations, keep customers' PII private, and help you meet rapidly changing compliance standards.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Active Directory Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security Integration Schematic

3. Threat Protection

This component of EMS specializes in detecting and tracking security incidents across domains. Through AI and automation, threat protection works within Microsoft 365 to secure attack vectors such as users, endpoints, cloud apps, and data. Together, AI and automation:

  1. Prioritize security incidents for timely response

  2. Identify threats across domains, powered by business intelligence

  3. Auto-heal assets by identifying and terminating malicious processes

  4. Search for threats across domains, based on proprietary information, organization specific patterns, and research

[INFOGRAPHIC] Microsoft InTune Network Device Diagram

4. Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Endpoint manager specializes in ease of use across cloud applications. The manager has integrated solutions such as Azure AD for identify management, desktop analytics with recommendations, Windows AutoPilot for easy device deployment, InTune for cloud-based management, and more. These tools allow you to support employees on their preferred devices or company devices, in the cloud and on-premise.


5. Cloud Access Security

This area of EMS actively integrates with other solutions to combat cyberthreats throughout your cloud architecture. In addition to aforementioned platforms, Cloud App uses Microsoft Flow to centralize alert automation. Flow can pull alerts from 250 different components within your architecture. Cloud App also leverages Azure Security Center to assess and make recommendations for your SaaS and PaaS environment. Cloud App Security gives businesses better control over their Shadow IT resources, assess for compliance gaps, and proactively secure their employees. For more information about implementing Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security, reach out to our experts for a free IT consultation

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