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Office 365 and Security

3/16/15

We at Authos have migrated right around 10,000 seats to Office 365 over the last few years. It’s a great platform and a fantastic solution to replace the aging infrastructure you probably already have sitting around in your server room. We’ve been using it internally for the better part of 3 years, almost immediately after it came out. However, we keep getting more and more frequently asked the same question over and over again. What about security?

I really like this question. It’s always interesting to ask the client back, “What do you mean? What do you consider secure?” Security has many different meanings to everyone in the business world. For some it means, how do I know no one will have access to my data, others want to know what Microsoft does from a certification and monitoring standpoint. Some business are looking to satisfy the latest audit they have been given by a client or a prospect and hope that Office 365 can fulfill that gap.

I’m here to say that Microsoft has taken security very seriously. In fact, it’s one of the easier to talk about parts to Office 365. Microsoft has an entire site dedicated to Office 365 and security, and it can answer almost any question you can think of. We also have a great page right here at Authos, where we have taken the parts of the Microsoft Trust Center that we are finding businesses are asking about and providing easy reading and access to the most necessary materials.

Of course, shoud you need more in-depth information or need help finding something, feel free to give us a call or drop us an email. We work with a great team internally and at Microsoft and would be happy to help in any way we can.

Kyle Swanda

President, Authos

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