Work Anywhere, Work Together, Be Secure
The Modern Worker
The way we all work is changing as a result of adopting new, digital technologies. Cloud based systems and the availability of applications across a multitude of operating systems and platforms means users can access their systems and data from anywhere, on any device and at any time. This allows users to work dynamically on a platform of choice but presents new security challenges.
Changes in the Law
Data can be downloaded on a multitude of unmanaged devices, shared outside an organisation and stored on publicly accessible platforms such as Office 365. Businesses need to provide sufficient security to allow users to work in a flexible and productive manner, but protect their data, devices and identity. Security teams must be able to detect and respond to threats and breaches quickly and minimise any damage.
In addition, in 2018 there will be changes to the way we use and protect data. As a result of new legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, will impact on how data that resides on employees personal devices is protected and mean that using applications such as Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility and Security products (EM+S) will become much more widespread in helping organisations comply with the new laws.
Consolidated Flexibility and Protection
Microsoft EM+S is a cloud-based mobile device management solution that combines access, device and security management in a single platform giving users the flexibility and freedom to work from anywhere, whilst ensuring that systems are secure, monitored and managed by your IT team.
EM+S provides benefits in three core areas; Rights management ; Identity management; Device and application management and is built from a combination of cloud based solutions that allow businesses to better manage their mobile devices, applications and the varying user demands that come with mobile working. These cloud solutions include, Azure – for identity rights management; InTune – for mobile device and application management; and Azure Rights Management for document and data security.
The business benefits of deploying EM+S include:
Working anytime, anywhere.
With secure access to company data and applications from virtually any device where there is an internet connection employees can increase productivity and give a business greater mobility.
Systems can be protected with policy-based access control and remote data and application control. Devices can be wiped remotely if they are lost or stolen, with iOS, Android and Windows devices remotely managed and protected. Any threats can be identified before they impact the business and files can be encrypted so that only users with correct access rights are authorised to work on them.
The use of Single-Sign-On (SSO) gives each user a unique, single identity that they can use to access all their systems from any device, thus increasing productivity and minimising risk. Multifactor Authentication (MFA) also provides additional security through identity verification.
Unified working environment.
The use of a single, central administration console, enables the management of user profiles and policy across platforms, meaning that an organisations compliance requirements can be adhered to.
Areas of Excellence
- Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite
- Microsoft Azure Rights Management
- Microsoft Intune
- Microsoft Azure Active Directory
- Microsoft Azure RemoteApp
- Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics