Your Guide to EM+S
In the modern business landscape, it can seem difficult to know which technologies are the best to enable your company to prosper. However, Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) is one of the most essential suites for any modern business.
With its many security features and included tools, EM+S is one of the best packages to be able to help secure your business in the day-to-day aspects of your institution. Its seamless integrations with Microsoft Windows means that EM+S is a must-have tool for any organisation.
In this article, we’re going to go over the ins and outs of Microsoft EM+S for your company. We’ll also take a look at how you can implement EM+S and its key features and benefits.
What is Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security?
Microsoft Enterprise Mobile + Security (EM+S) is a suite of tools that consists of five different software tools —
Azure Active Directory Premium
Azure Active Directory (AD) is an identity management solution that encompasses every aspect of your institution’s identity verification processes. This single-sign-on (SSO) solution is the best way to ensure that your organisation stays secure, whilst also allowing employees to log on anywhere.
Microsoft Intune is built on Azure AD, and securely links employees’ personal devices to company data. It is used to allow employees to securely access their files from their own devices, and to facilitate a way for remote working to take place whilst remaining secure.
Azure Information Protection
Azure Information Protection (AIP) is a tool that allows you to protect and govern sensitive data throughout your institution, through labelling and classification.
Azure Rights Management
Azure Rights Management is another way in which Azure protects company data from any bad faith actors. Azure RM completes a security check on anyone trying to access protected files and can block anyone based on several parameters.
Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics
Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics is a real-time security monitoring tool that tracks and records data for threat prevention purposes. Threat Analytics records data such as access requests and access user/location and creates analytics based on the data collected.
All five of these tools are great for any company, as they protect organisations from any security breaches and malicious forces that want to possibly gain access to secure and sensitive files and data for any number of means.
This means that with EM+S, you’re getting four high-quality tools that all work well together in a package. Furthermore, each of these tools is built to work seamlessly with the Azure and Windows platforms. So, if you’re already using an infrastructure based on Azure or Windows — EM+S might be even more essential for you.
Identity and Access Management
As stated previously, Azure Active Directory is an identity management tool that uses single-sign-on (SSO) to secure your institution. Instead of having to remember a password for each different application that your organisation uses — and therefore an additional breach point — SSO means that you can use one login portal to access all the tools that you need.
Plus, you can use AD to enable the use of other identification factors throughout your company (such as biometrics or a one-time code). With this, you eliminate the need of using passwords — a less secure factor of authentication than biometrics or multi-device authentication.
With Azure Rights Management, you can easily make sure that only those who are authorised to access sensitive data can access it. Using Azure RM, you can block people based on their viewing location, date, identification, employment status, and much more.
This eliminates the risk of data getting into the hands of unauthorised individuals and reduces that vulnerability when working outside of the premises — as is usually the case for remote workers.
The protection of information and data is crucial for any institution. EM+S helps keep your data secure with its ability to limit unauthorised access to your data and its access controls for your files.
Using its labelling and classification capabilities, Azure Information Protection helps you keep your organisation safe from any breaches by letting you classify your data so it’s protected from certain parameters.
All of the tools included allow you to take an ‘identity-driven’ security approach, with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics. This tool analyses access by users to raise the alarm when something looks suspicious.
- Application Management: EM+S is integrated with thousands of leading SaaS applications, meaning that companies can integrate their own SSO-based security measures into their workflow seamlessly.
- Remote Working: EM+S enables remote employees to work with the sanctity of mind that their data is secure, and lets you ensure that nobody unauthorised is accessing your data.
- Cost Reduction: EM+S uses the cloud, meaning that you don’t need to expend resources on hiring IT technicians to manage your institution and employees’ digital access.
- Access Control: EM+S can be used to control log-in access and file access throughout your organisation.
- Threat Detection: Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics allows you to detect, monitor, and analyse potential threats.
- Support BYOD: EM+S’s security tools support BYOD as they secure the process of working on external devices.
- Leak Prevention: By limiting who can access your organisation’s files, EM+S stops leaks and breaches.
- Secure External Applications: EM+S is compatible with thousands of external applications, allowing you to secure every aspect of the workflow.
Get started with Microsoft Enterprise Mobile + Security
Microsoft Enterprise M+S is a great tool for any business’s arsenal. Instead of having to micromanage IT and security throughout your whole organisation, M+S gives you security tools to empower your company’s security posture. The five tools included are some of the best security tools Microsoft has available, and are essential for any modern business — let alone those already running on Microsoft services.
If you’re looking to implement Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security in your business, we’re here to help. Our dedicated expert team will get you up and running in no time and will be there to support you every step of the way. We also provide round-the-clock support, to ensure that we’re there when you need us.
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