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Here’s 5 Reasons Why You Should Start Using Secure Cloud EMS Now


MICROSOFT ENTERPRISE MOBILITY + SECURITY (EMS)

In today’s mobile first, cloud first world, it has become the biggest challenge for the companies to keep control over their data, users and the mobile devices. Microsoft has introduced a very cost-effective and comprehensive solution EMS, to face this ever-growing challenge. EMS is a wide-ranging suite that contains all the products you need to secure your business completely.  It includes all the basic solutions ranging from Identity Level Security to Information present in your applications. It offers you layers of security starting from authenticating your identity to protecting your data using advance technologies.

It includes following components:

  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium
  • Microsoft Intune
  • Microsoft Information Protection
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Microsoft Advance Threat Analytics


EMS E3 Vs E5

There are two flavors of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suit. The comparison of these flavors is given below:

EMS E3

EMS E5

Azure Active Directory Premium P1

Azure Active Directory Premium P2

Intune

Intune

Azure Information Protection P1

Azure Information Protection P2

Microsoft Advanced Threat analytics

Microsoft Cloud App Security

Identity and access management (Partial)

Identity and access management

Information protection (Partial)

Information protection

Endpoint management

Endpoint management

Identity-driven security (Partial)

Identity-driven security

$8.80

$14.80

Here's a more detailed difference between EMS E3 vs E5.


Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium

Gone are the days when people used to work in office premises on desktops PCs, now everybody wants to bring their own devices and use their favorite applications to get the work done. In this case, it becomes a real fatigue for IT admin to keep a check and balance on employee’s activity. AAD Premium offers you some great services to let your employees work their way and you can keep control.

  • Self-service Password Reset to save time and reduce helpdesk calls.
  • Multifactor Authentication to double the security.
  • Single Sign On across number of SaaS applications so users don’t have to remember multiple passwords.
  • Intelligent security reports for deeper visibility so appropriate actions can be taken on time.
  • Two-way sync capability across cloud and your on-premises directory.


AAD Premium P1 Vs P2

Features

Azure Active Directory Premium P1

Azure Active Directory Premium P2

Single Sign-On to Cloud and On-Premise Apps

Yes

Yes

MFA, Conditional Access, Advanced Security Reporting

Yes

Yes

Privileged Identity Management

No

Yes

Identity Protection

No

Yes


Microsoft Intune

Use of mobile devices for work has become a need nowadays, Employees want to be productive and work from virtually anywhere. They need to get in touch with corporate data on all of their devices either laptops, tablets or smartphones. This can be a potential risk that company data resides in a user’s personal device but with Microsoft Intune, it is NOT!

Intune offers following services to meet the challenges:

  • Conditional Access
  • Mobile Application Management
  • Mobile Device Management across all platforms
  • Application level and Device Level Selective and Full wipe.
  • Extends System Centre Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection
  • Deploy Email profiles, VPN, Wi-Fi policies through Intune.


Azure Information Protection

The need to share corporate resources within your organization and outside your organization on daily basis is inevitable. But are we sure that the document we just sent away is in safe hands?? Is it not being misused? Is it only accessible by the right person? Well answer to these questions can be YES if we are leveraging Azure Information Protection.

Azure Information protection has following features with which you can securely share your documents.

1. Automatic and Manual Classification as well as Labeling depending upon data.

2. In Place Document Encryption.

3. Permission based Document Sharing.

4. Document Tracking.

5. Document Revocation at any time.

6. Deployment and management flexibility.


Azure Information Protection P1 vs P2

Features

Azure Information Protection P1

Azure Information Protection P2

Encryption for Files and Emails

Yes

Yes

Cloud Based File Tracking

Yes

Yes

Automatic Data Classification

No

Yes

Here's a more comprehensive difference between AIP P1 and AIP P2.


Microsoft Cloud App Security(CAS)

With Microsoft Cloud App Security, you can detect the risks at an early stage by deep visibility into user’s cloud apps. CAS discovers all the cloud applications being used in your environment and all devices. There are no agents required for that and it gives you complete visibility and context for shadow IT. CAS also allows you to control the data sharing and DLP and with Microsoft threat Intelligence, you get advance threat protection as well.

CAS provides following benefits for your business:

  1. Discover all existing cloud apps in your network
  2. Gives you control over discovered apps.
  3. Visibility and control—no agents required
  4. Risk Assessments
  5. Data retention & Compliance
CAS - EMS


Microsoft Advance Threat Analytics (ATA)

Microsoft Advance Threat Analytics is an on-premise solution that helps to protect your environment from cyber-attacks. It analyzes user and entity behavior and detects any abnormal activity in the environment and alerts before it gets too late. In banking sector, it is a very common practice, it monitors the customer’s normal usage pattern and generate an alert in case of any irregular activity so you can take appropriate action.

It has following key features:

  1. Behavioral analytics for advanced threat discovery
  2. Detects known malicious attacks.
  3. Alerts for suspicious activities
  4. Provides Actionable Recommendations.


(Last Updated On: February 23, 2021)

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About the Author

With a Master’s degree in Information System’s from Griffith University, Awais took up technology to explore his passion for cloud computing and IT security. He has a love for challenges and is fervent about his work.

Awais Khalid

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