Let’s face it; any business that leverages technology solutions like workflow tools and productivity suites are vulnerable to cyberattacks. Cyber threat actors are constantly working around the clock to target unsuspecting businesses and compromise their confidential data by launching such attacks as ransomware, phishing, denial-of-service, business email compromise, and more.
So it’s up to individual businesses and organizations to take proactive steps and seal all the loopholes that threat actors may bank on to wreak havoc on your sensitive data. One of such proven security solutions is Office Protect. As the name suggests, Office Protect is designed to protect or defend your critical data and employees against cyberattacks targeting Microsoft 365.
Curious to discover how it works and why you need to protect your Microsoft 365 productivity cloud? In this section, we take a deeper dive into:
So let’s dive right in, shall we?
Office Protect comes with tons of security settings and features to ensure data, employees, and overall business safety. Here’s a detailed review of each of these features and settings:
As security software for defending your Microsoft 365 infrastructure, Office Protect doesn’t work on its own. Instead, you must configure and apply the provided setting to gain the most out of the security solution.
But the big question is, how do you realize that feat? For starters, you want to proceed to the Office Protect menu and select ‘Set,’ then choose from the following security options in the drop-down menu:
If you want to elevate your security level to the maximum, this is the security button to push. But be warned; it may have a high impact on other end-users because every security feature available in Office Protect will be triggered without considering how it may affect other users. For instance, the software may disable certain popups or capabilities.
If you don’t want your end-users to be affected too much by the security level, you can configure the settings for low user impact. When you turn this setting on, users may barely notice any changes, despite some security best practices getting compromised on this setting. So ideally, you should only turn on this setting when you’re trying to know the ins and outs of Office Protect without impacting other users.
Recommended Best Practices
This security setting balances the end-user productivity needs with a rock-solid security impact. In other words, it offers unbeatable security best practices without compromising or affecting essential business activities.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg; for the entire list of Office Protect security settings, you can scroll down the page to apply others like:
There’s no denying it; applying these features and settings to optimize your security can result in many benefits for your business. So if you’re still skeptical about leveraging this security solution to protect your Microsoft 365 environment, you might change your mind after discovering the benefits.
No Room for Human Error
Office Protect eliminates human error that may culminate from end-users accidentally publicizing their info through the calendar. What’s more, the solution further protects users by recommending healthy password practices and preventing them from sending out spam messages via their business accounts, thanks to the outbound spam notification setting.
Valuable Insights through Informed Reporting
Making informed decisions concerning your Microsoft 365 environment has never been easier with Office Protect’s user-friendly dashboard and automated reports. And the best part? You can export these reports to CSV or PDF for next-level data collection and analysis.
Office Protect ensures that you don’t wait until a cybersecurity incident occurs before reacting to salvage what’s left from the attack. Instead, the solution proactively monitors, detects, and thwarts potential security risks before they come to light. This guarantees that you’re always a step ahead of the threat actors for enhanced security posture.
Office Protect is, without a doubt, an invaluable tool for safeguarding your business against potential cyberattacks and human errors. And it comes with tons of features and security settings that you can configure to match your business-specific needs. However, striking a balance between these security settings and end-user productivity needs may prove challenging, especially if your business lacks a security solutions expert.
Luckily, we can help! Coleman Technologies is a reliable managed security services provider with immense experience and expertise in IT infrastructure monitoring and management. We can conduct a comprehensive security assessment of your business to determine which Office Protect settings can protect your data while keeping other aspects of your business up and running.
So don’t get left behind. Contact us to learn how partnering with us can help with all your information technology needs, not just servers, routers and firewalls. We can help with all your business IT needs!