More and more businesses are using Office 365. According to a Gartner report, 78% of them already use or plan to use this Microsoft solution. This growth is easily explained by the attractiveness of Office 365 and the access that the solution offers to numerous collaborative and communication tools. As a cloud-based solution, Office 365 also frees businesses from having to worry about hardware or software maintenance. It also offers greater flexibility, thanks to virtualisation. However, as with all software, it is important to think about security issues.
Office 365: security issues to be aware of
Office 365 is a tailor-made tool for today’s businesses. Customer data stored by Microsoft in the cloud therefore receives special attention and is carefully protected. However, other safety factors also need to be taken into account. Gartner has shown that 40% of users use third-party security solutions.
Office 365 does not provide a secure gateway to control users’ Internet access, nor does the solution provide a firewall for network access. Other cybersecurity problems arise when it comes to e-mail, despite the existence of additional subscriptions dedicated to security against malicious software and protection against spam. When companies use external email clients to compensate for Office 365 failures, they create security holes as a result.
Similarly, many businesses are looking for cybersecurity solutions to combat ransomware. In other words, while Office 365 is attractive for its functionality and ease of use, there are recurring concerns about security. It is in this context that F3C Systems recommends that its customers turn to the solution offered by Sophos.
What solution does Sophos offer?
Sophos Central is a cloud-managed platform that brings together all your security needs in a single, easy-to-use set of IT solutions. Sophos offers advanced protection for the corporate network, including endpoints, mobile devices, Internet access, email, Wi-Fi, the server and the network itself.
As it’s a cloud-based solution, you don’t need to upgrade, install new servers or implement regular maintenance. So you can completely outsource these functions thanks to the virtualisation of cybersecurity solutions.
But Sophos has other advantages. The platform offers a single interface for managing all your security solutions, giving you a panoramic view of your network, which is clearly a plus when it comes to administration.
Sophos also provides automatic alerts in the event of email or user terminal compromise. For example, a compromised terminal can be isolated and its access codes revoked. You can control your security in real time.
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