Optimize Office 365 Costs with enhanced Security for Remote Work

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What You Will Learn

Discover how to overcome the two key barriers to cost-effective data protection: knowing what to protect and determining who needs what kind of licenses and education.

 

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The Underlying Challenge

With the rapid adoption of remote working, organizations are challenged by a rush to protect petabytes of data in the new normal, driving them to evaluate new tools which may potentially reassure Information Security Heads of not having data security disruptions.

There are two key challenges to address for achieving enhanced security at an optimized cost.

1) Knowing what to Protect - Data Protection tools are implemented to act as a gate to prevent confidential information from leaving the organization into the wrong hands. However, Data Protection tools rely on users to classify data in order to take steps for protection. This user dependency to classify data makes it prone to errors and inaccuracies consequently decreasing productivity in the workplace, also resulting in false positives that require re-work from security teams. Creating Data Protection rules and continually improving them require frequent interactions between security teams and business groups, resulting in exposure to company security.

2) Determining who needs what kind of protection - Remote work adoption is also triggering impulsive decisions to mass-upgrade Data Protection tools to Premium versions across all employees in the organization, resulting in Capex procurement on the cost uplift from E3 (standard) to E5 (Premium) Office 365 licenses.  Having a clear view internally in organizations of which users carry highly sensitive versus less sensitive data is a bliss and this harnesses the ability to use a pragmatic approach to triage and allocate premium versus basic licenses.    

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