2022 IT trends have shown an increased focus on work from anywhere and reduced effectiveness of on-premises security solutions. In FY2020-21 there was an increase of 15% on cyber-attacks with over 67,500 security reports being made throughout the financial year.
As a result, Microsoft is adding additional endpoint security protection functionality into their enterprise license to ensure end users and businesses remain secure regardless of where they work. Why is this a big deal? Microsoft Defender has been recognised as one of the most comprehensive security solutions on the market, ranking as the top end-point management platforms in Gartner’s 2021 report. The report compared 19 security platforms on the market in five key areas of security: access management, unified endpoint management tools, cloud access security brokers, enterprise information archiving and endpoint protection platforms. To review the full report click here.
In mid-January Microsoft announced that Microsoft 365 E3 licenses will have access to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 1. The inclusions of the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 1 into the Microsoft 365 E3 license suite will add new levels of security to E3 licensed organisations at no additional cost. Furthermore, it provides protection across all devices including macOS, Android and iOS enabling a cohesive security platform throughout your organisation. Protection to more devices helps to reduce risks and gaps in security, as multiple security vendors make it difficult to provide end to end protection.
OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE –
- Next-generation antimalware that is cloud-based with built-in AI that helps to stop ransomware, known and unknown malware, and other threats in their tracks.
- Attack surface reduction capabilities that harden the device, prevent zero days, and offer granular control over access and behaviours on the endpoint.
- Device based conditional access that offers an additional layer of data protection and breach prevention and enables a Zero Trust approach.
THIS DIAGRAM BELOW DEMONSTRATES THE FULL CAPABILITIES THE P1 AND P2 PLANS INCLUDE:
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Our security offering, M365 Secure, protects your organisation against cyber-attacks and security breaches by leveraging the Microsoft security suite features and capabilities.
The product capability now available to E3 customers is just one part of our roadmap journey that we take customers on to enable a Microsoft based end to end security solution.
M365 Secure takes a fresh approach to managing your security. We dig down into three key security pillars to guarantee that you have the best solution in place. We also take a holistic view of your environment, keeping you protected on all fronts.