Secure your business with Microsoft 365

Teresa Cortez

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Cybercriminals are on a never-ending hunt for data — anything they can steal and sell, exploit or hold for ransom. And your business is never too small to be cyberattacked. In fact, two-thirds of companies with fewer than 1,000 employees have been targeted, and 58% have been breached. And of companies hit with a ransomware attack, 73% have paid a ransom.

To help businesses modernize their security operations and protect their data, Microsoft 365 provides several key services. When building your cloud security strategy, be sure to start with these foundational essentials:


1. Identity and access management with Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)

Identity and access management is the start to any security strategy, as it defines who should have access to your data, what data they can access, and what applications they can access. Azure AD provides your identity foundation with features to help simplify identity and access management and improve user experience through single-sign-on capabilities.

Azure AD has a 123% ROI, with payback in 6 months


Source: Forrester, "The Total Economic Impact™ Of Securing Apps With Microsoft Azure Active Directory"


2. Device protection to manage your extended corporate network perimeter

With Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) and Microsoft Intune, businesses can manage and secure workplace application and data access via end user devices using a single, unified endpoint management solution.

MEM provides a 223% return on investment over three years


Source: Forrester, "The Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft Endpoint Manager"


3. Threat protection to help prevent and detect malicious threats in Office 365

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is a comprehensive solution to protect your business email and document stores from phishing, malware and ransomware attacks. With features like SafeLinks and SafeAttachments, you can protect your business from known virus or malware attachments, identify malicious URLs, prevent phishing and protect against spam.

Microsoft threat intelligence solutions reduce the likelihood of a security breach by 60%


Source: Forrester, "The Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft Office 365 Threat Intelligence"


Get a jumpstart on your cloud security strategy

With the recent business challenges, and the quick adjustment to new work styles and new consumer trends, focusing on a cloud-security strategy can be challenging — especially when specialized technology talent is difficult to find and recruit.

This is where Rackspace Technology can help. We have Microsoft-certified engineers who can get to know your business requirements and help you devise and implement a winning cloud strategy. We also offer 24x7x365 expert support and solutions like Microsoft 365 Security Jumpstart.


Secure your business with Microsoft 365