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Security Features Guide for Office 365 Administrators

Posted by Nathan O'Bryan MVP, MCSM on Aug 22, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Office 365 is Microsoft's premier cloud service, and the clear leader in the "back office" server cloud offering market. If your organization has not moved to Office 365 yet, it's a safe bet that someone within your organization will be making a strong push to get you there soon.

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Topics: Office 365, Office 365 security, Office 365 security and compliance center

Advanced Security Management in Office 365 – One Year After Launch

Posted by Vasil Michev MVP on Jun 7, 2017 12:46:46 PM

A few months back, we did a short two-article introduction to Advanced Security Management (ASM), a stripped-down version of the Cloud App Security suite, tailored to the needs of Office 365 administrators. As it is now a year since the product was officially launched, I thought it’s a good idea to take it for another spin and compare it to its big brother, in terms of Office 365 related functionalities that is.

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Topics: Office 365, Office 365 security

Using Multi-Factor Authentication for Office 365

Posted by Nathan O'Bryan MVP, MCSM on Sep 27, 2016 6:05:00 AM

Multi-factor authentication has been available, at least for users with administrator roles assigned, in Office 365 since June 2013. The problem is that there is a confusing warren of options and configurations that greatly affect the MFA experience an Office 365 user will, or will not, see. In this blog post, I will explain what configurations you need and what MFA experience you will get based on those configurations.

The Problem With Office 365 MFA

I find when my customers think about MFA, they are thinking about the experience they have on a VPN, or maybe the experience when using MFA to sign into their workstations in the morning. They are thinking of protecting a “single sign-on” experience with two factor authentication.

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Topics: Office 365, MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION, Office 365 security

Advanced Security Management in Office 365 — Part 2

Posted by Vasil Michev MVP on Sep 20, 2016 3:15:08 PM

In the previous part of this series, we did a short overview of the Advanced Security Management (ASM) feature, we discussed how to enable and access it and then did a quick tour of the ASM Management portal. Now, let’s focus on working with Policies, Alerts and the Activity log.

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Topics: Security and Compliance, Office 365, Office 365 security, Office 365 security and compliance center

Advanced Security Management in Office 365 — Part 1

Posted by Vasil Michev MVP on Sep 14, 2016 12:09:08 PM

In a series of articles here on ENow’s blog over the past few months, we covered a wide variety of security and compliance-related features in Office 365. Those included improvements in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, the Preservation policies, Azure RMS auditing, Activity Alerts and more. It only seems logical to end the series by reviewing the newest product, one that promises to take care of all your auditing needs. In this article we will take a look at the Advanced Security Management feature and introduce you to the functionalities it brings.

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Topics: Security and Compliance, Office 365, Office 365 security, Office 365 security and compliance center

Office 365 Security & Compliance Center – Part 2

Posted by Nathan O'Bryan MVP, MCSM on Jun 6, 2016 6:04:25 PM

Office 365 is a collection of online services that allow organizations to use Exchange, Skype for Business, and SharePoint in the cloud. In the nearly five years that Office 365 has been available most of the organizations using Office 365 have used it just like that; for Exchange or Skype for Business or SharePoint in the cloud. Some organizations are using more than one of those services, but for the most part they are still using them separately.

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Topics: Security and Compliance, Office 365, Office 365 security, Office 365 security and compliance center

Office 365 Security & Compliance Center – Part 1

Posted by Nathan O'Bryan MVP, MCSM on May 17, 2016 8:40:44 AM

Office 365 is a collection of online services that allow organizations to use Exchange, Skype for Business, and SharePoint in the cloud. In the nearly five years that Office 365 has been available most of the organizations using Office 365 have used it just like that; for Exchange or Skype for Business or SharePoint in the cloud. Some organizations are using more than one of those services, but for the most part they are still using them separately.

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Topics: Office 365, Office 365 security, office 365 compliance, Office 365 security and compliance center

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