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Data is the lifeblood of a digital enterprise. As more and more companies continue their digital transformation, ways of working are changing with more and more employees now working remotely and how people exchange information changing. Businesses  
are recognising the need to ensure their workplace technology keeps pace and continues to protect the business regardless of the location of its employees and not just from within a secure corporate network. 

Microsoft can help to ensure your employee’s devices and data are safe from threats wherever they work by protecting your remote workplace. 

Control how sensitive documents or apps are viewed remotely

As BYOD becomes more popularorganisations incur the risk that personal devices might bring security vulnerabilities and exploits with them when employees and other users connect to the cloud. When devices are not patched with updated antivirus signatures, they might be running malware that can infect the network at the first opportunity. 

Utilising Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) in tandem with Microsoft Intune to implement Conditional Access will provide you with the necessary tools to protect your employee’s identity and in turn your business. 

Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that focuses on mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM). It enables you to control access through policies dependent on the user’s location and access settingsproviding granular control over Office 365 data on mobile devices. Conditional access helps to ensure that access to company data or applications is only granted after Microsoft validates device health and compliance status, in addition to authorised user credentials. 


Help your employees identify themselves

As organisations continue to move applications and data to cloud services, the effectiveness of the network boundary as a security control is diminished. Today, identity authentication and Authorisation become the primary security control. The verification when the user authenticates to a corporate application or service, regardless of the user’s location, network, or device. 

Why is password-based protection such a concern? From a security perspective, attackers are becoming more sophisticated and successful at compromising users’ password-based credentials, primarily through phishing attacks. Industry analysts indicate that 90% of security breaches start from a successful phishing campaign. In addition, the high number of passwords required for daily Internet usage results in 24% of password reusmeaning that one compromised password can provide access to multiple resources. 



11322-INN-Remote-Web bannerKey Focus is to help your business protect your greatest asset—your data

How can Microsoft help? 

Microsoft Multi Factor Authentication can help your employees identify themselves to strengthen your defence against hacking and attacks. 

What is Multi Factor Authentication? Two-Factor (2FA) or Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an additional security layer for your business – helping to address the vulnerabilities of a standard password-only approach.  It adds another layer of security, supplementing the username and password model with a code that only a specific user has access to (typically sent to your mobile via text or through the authenticator application on your phone).   

Microsoft Authenticator is a phone-based authentication tool in Microsoft 365 which allows employees running non-Windows and Windows systems alike to enroll their devices so that they can reach corporate resources securely.  

Windows Hello improves identity protection and enables employees to save time through single sign-on. Windows Hello biometrics and other non- password based authentication features free employees from having to manage an unwieldy array of passwords. Moreover, Windows Hello utilises two-factor authentication to generate a strong credential that is safely stored locally on the PC or device; unlike with passwords, nothing is transmitted across the network. 

Accessing work Applications from Home

Does your organisation have legacy applications that your employees need to access remotely? 

Windows Virtual Desktop provides secure remote working providing the familiarity and compatibility of Windows 10 giving access through the Cloud to legacy applications, as well as increasing the amount of storage space you have. Windows Virtual Desktop will empower all workers, anywhere to be productive. Your end-to-end Windows Virtual Desktop deployment can also be managed alongside other Azure Services within the Azure Portal and so you  can quickly virtualise. 


Access your documents securely on a new device

Files are often the starting point for getting work done and staying connected and are the conduit for more fruitful interactions.  

Microsoft OneDrive for Business gives a connected and flexible file experience to business users and more control to admins granting access to the latest version of documents from employees  

favourite devices, anywhere they have an internet connection. This means that users can create, share, 
access and edit their documents online or offline.  

With Microsoft 365 Business Premium device management, you can enforce minimum security requirements for any device connecting to your network.