Avoid the Security Risks of Office 365

July 7, 2015 |
Decorative image of hand in cloud

Microsoft is the world’s leader in innovating and delivering enterprise ready cloud solutions for collaboration. Office 365™ combines the functions of Office, SharePoint, Exchange and Lync on a public cloud fabric hosted on Azure to seamlessly deliver this vision to users worldwide. Many organizations, attracted by the enhanced features and economic efficiencies for collaboration and universal access, have made the move to Microsoft Office 365. As organizations replace on-premises applications with cloud based ones, more of their data communications occur outside the corporate firewall, creating a completely new set of compliance and security concerns. Paramount among these concerns is the security of business-critical and sensitive information.

Our latest whitepaper discusses how organizations can reap the benefits of Office 365 while mitigating security risks associated with storing information outside the corporate firewall. By reading this white paper, organizations can see how to manage security risks in Office 365 by continuously monitoring content and automatically applying granular controls to limit access to and the distribution of sensitive content.

Office 365 and SharePoint

If you already understand the benefits of Office 365 compared to on premises solutions, fantastic. If not, it’s important to understand the reasons behind accelerating user demand for Office 365. Recently, Cryptzone and TechValidate conducted a Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint survey asking enterprises about their usage of Office 365 – and 63% reported they’re already using it or about to start in the very near future. Microsoft once had a very simple, and powerful story around collaboration –SharePoint. In 2012, Microsoft took a subset of SharePoint core collaborative features and offered them (along with Office, Exchange and Lync) to the cloud as Office 365. At the time, enterprise social networking was a hot topic, evidenced by Microsoft’s acquisition and integration of Yammer to the Office 365 toolset.

However, since then Microsoft has increased the cadence and functionality of its cloud collaboration features with five (so far) major rollouts: OneDrive for Business, Power BI, Delve/Office Graph, Groups and Video Portals.

In the past three years, two things are clear in the evolution of on-premises and cloud functions:

  1. The need for collaboration and the capabilities originally provided by SharePoint are growing, not shrinking, in a cloud-collaborative world.
  1. The prediction three years ago that eventually new functions delivered first to the cloud would dominate sometime after the release of SharePoint 2013 on-premises.

Download the whitepaper now to look at some of the goods in Office 365, read why data in the cloud is a top concern, the fundamentals of content sharing in Office 365 and how to reduce the risk of oversharing content.

You can also stop by to meet Cryptzone at SharePoint Saturday London 2015 this Saturday July 11, 2015 at the Imperial College, London. As a Gold Sponsor, you can meet with Cryptzone at our sponsor table to learn more about our solutions to help you share sensitive information in Office 365 and SharePoint while minimizing the associated risks.

Back to Blog Home

Paul Campaniello

Paul Campaniello is the Chief Marketing Officer for Cryptzone where he is responsible for worldwide marketing strategy, execution and sales support. Paul has over 25 years of experience with software startup companies.

He has held several senior marketing and sales positions including CMO/VP of Marketing at ScaleBase, Mendix, Lumigent, ComBrio and Savantis. Prior to Savantis, he was at Precise Software, where he helped build Precise from a startup to $100 million prior to going public and being acquired by VERITAS for $640 million.

Paul holds both a BS and an MBA from Bentley University.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *