How Claranet makes Microsoft 365 a safe working environment

At a time when Teams has become the preferred collaboration solution in many organizations and when the use of the cloud continues to grow, Claranet offers Microsoft users its expertise and support in order to secure the data that passes through these collaborative tools and to make Microsoft 365 a safe working environment.

The health crisis and the introduction of hybrid working have made Teams the central platform of many organizations. “Teams is at the center of the M365 system, specifies Matthieu Vany, Microsoft 365 Practice Lead at Claranet. Team-as-a-platform, such is Microsoft’s watchword. Or how to integrate within Teams all the functionalities and services useful for the operational needs of the different professions”. And security in all this?

A comprehensive approach to security

“This subject must be dealt with from start to finish, emphasizes Basile Hodara, dedicated Cyber ​​Security Product Manager at Claranet. From user accounts to the terminals used (all the more so in the era of Bring Your Own Device), via access control, protection of incoming flows (especially emails), and data. Without forgetting the supervision of the logs in order to inject them into a SIEM, which allows the organization to correlate these sources of information and thus be alerted in the event of threats in order to provide an appropriate response”. Organizations must be aware that security issues remain entirely on cloud tools or services.

Simplify the issue of IT security

“Microsoft provides a coherent and consistent response to all of these items,” adds Matthieu Vany. However, security is a complex subject. “We are there to advise organizations to strengthen their level of security, by explaining which services to activate among those offered by Microsoft, how to orchestrate them, how to configure them and how to react during an attack”, continues Basile Hodara. Many, in fact, do not have the in-house skills to provide this service and react in the event of attacks. This is why Claranet experts support its customers in the different stages of their projects (audit, advice, implementation and managed services) by providing key indicators to measure the ROI of a security shield.”

Protect sensitive data

“Our customers are also asking us more and more about the protection of sensitive data in Microsoft 365, continues the specialist. We tell them, for example, that it is possible to create “labels” in order to qualify this data (Public, Confidential, High Confidential, etc.) and to apply protection parameters based on this classification. Depending on these labels, the possibilities of use will therefore not be the same: impossibility of sharing the data outside the organization, impossibility of sending it by email as an attachment, etc. All of this can be tracked closely through ongoing managed services.

An external backup for more security

Claranet also includes in its managed services outsourced backup solutions for data present in Microsoft 365 (Exchange, OneDrive, Sharepoint, Teams, etc.) with different options in terms of frequency, volume and retention period. “With the proliferation of threats, we can only advise our customers to set up an external backup in addition to the native services present in the Microsoft 365 suite” concludes Matthieu Vany.

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