Improve security and compliance in Office 365 with Mimecast's cloud-based solution for email security, archiving, compliance and data protection.
IT teams in many organizations today are looking to strengthen Office 365 security compliance capabilities to meet evolving and expanding regulatory requirements.
As email continues to play a vital role in business communications and operations, regulations in a broad range of industries are aimed at ensuring email security to protect businesses as well as their employees, partners and customers. In addition to security-related requirements, organizations must also comply with regulations concerning email retention and the ability to produce evidentiary-quality records in to response to legal hold requests.
While Microsoft Office 365 is a powerful productivity suite, Office 365 security compliance tools may not provide the multilayered defense that most organizations want to adopt to fend off a growing universe of threats. That's why, when seeking to augment Office 365 security compliance capabilities, more organizations worldwide today turn to Mimecast.
To ensure superior Office 365 security compliance, IT teams need to augment the Office 365 platform with powerful solutions for managing archiving for e-discovery and litigation, protecting against inadvertent and malicious data leaks, and defending against a wide variety of email security risks.
There are several critical concerns related to security and compliance for Office 365 that may not be adequately addressed by the platform's native features and capabilities.
Each of these concerns can be addressed by a layered approach to security and compliance in Office 365 that lets organizations leverage the benefits of Microsoft's cloud service without putting sensitive data, users and organizations at risk.
Mimecast offers a cloud-based solution for email security, archiving, compliance and data protection that bolsters and augments security and compliance in Office 365. As a SaaS-based service, Mimecast can be implemented quickly and easily, seamlessly integrating with the Microsoft platform to provide immediate improvements in security and compliance.
Mimecast enables organizations to adopt a layered approach to security and compliance in Office 365 with solutions that include:
Mimecast Migration Services provide easy migration to Office 365, helping to eliminate the risk of service disruptions, reduce the time and effort needed to migrate mailboxes, and consistently enforce policies for security and compliance in Office 365 across staged or hybrid environments.
In addition to defenses against known and emerging threats, Mimecast provides a Mailbox Continuity solution that ensures users have access to live and historic email, even when primary servers are down due to planned or unplanned outages.
Mimecast Cloud Archive enables organizations to more easily comply with regulations for email retention and to achieve HIPAA, FINRA and SEC 17a 4 compliance. Administrators can centrally set, manage and enforce email retention policies to simplify litigation hold for Office 365, while lightning fast search tools help to accelerate Office 365 eDiscovery. And because Mimecast keeps three encrypted and tamper-proof copies of every email along with metadata, organizations can easily respond to compliance inquiries and Office 365 legal hold requests.
Learn more about Mimecast tools for Office 365 security compliance, and about Mimecast healthcare compliance solutions.
Microsoft provides a number of native capabilities for security and compliance in Office 365, including tools to manage security settings for applications and devices. Microsoft also offers advanced threat protection, conditional access, data loss prevention, online archiving and information protection features. For some organizations, however, these capabilities may not be sufficient to achieve all objectives for security and compliance in Office 365.
Office 365 offers a Security and Compliance Center that provides resources, education and tools to manage security and compliance in Office 365. Not all features are available to all users; different business and enterprise plans feature different levels of security and compliance capabilities, and for some organizations, these solutions may not be robust enough to protect against all threats or to ensure compliance with all regulatory environments.
While Microsoft Office 365 offers certain security protections and compliance tools, relying on these features alone creates a single point of failure. Best practices for security and compliance require additional layers of security and compliance in Office 365 to more effectively protect an organization.