Office 365 gets security thumbs up

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Office 365 gets security thumbs up Around 60 million businesses have adopted Office 365 as their cloud-based office suite of choice. While its in-built security features are viewed in a positive light, they can also be augmented with add-ons.

The specific characteristics that customers favour include Active Directory – which is easy to integrate with in-house systems and can now be managed internally or externally. Furthermore, by adopting the Enterprise Mobility Suite on top of Office 365, users can authenticate a variety of apps into a single user database.

Two-factor authentication and edge protection – provided by either Office 365 or a third party – are also easy to integrate; likewise Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). While cloud-based systems are less prone to system failure, backup tools are still essential and are available as part of Office 365 or alternatively can be bolted on.

Read more at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/06/office_365_sercurity_augmented/

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