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Top 5 ways your Azure AD can help you enable remote work

While remote work is a common feature of modern workplaces, it’s become an imperative in light of the current worldwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Where it’s feasible, enabling work to happen from homes is a key way to help keep our ... continue reading

Quick wins—single sign-on (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

With Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and single sign-on (SSO) being a few of the most effective countermeasures against modern threats, organizations should consider a Cloud Identity as a Service (IDaaS), and MFA solution, like Azure Active Directory (AD). Here are seven ... continue reading
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Changing the Monolith—Part 4: Quick tech wins for a cloud-first world

You may have heard that identity is the “new” perimeter. Indeed, with the proliferation of phishing attacks over the past few years, one of the best ways to secure data is to ensure that identity—the primary way we access data—can ... continue reading
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Mattress Firm deployed Azure Active Directory to securely connect Firstline Workers to their SaaS apps and to each other

Today, we have another interesting story for the Voice of the Customer blog series. Tony Miller and Jon Sider of Mattress Firm deployed Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to create a secure authentication experience for employees, including their Firstline Workforce ... continue reading

Three ways Azure AD Conditional Access balances security and productivity

Hello! Welcome to another edition of the Partner Blog Series. If you’re not achieving the right balance of security and user productivity with your current Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution, I hope you’ll take a moment to read this ... continue reading
Introducing Conditional Access for the Office 365 suite!

Introducing Conditional Access for the Office 365 suite!

Howdy folks, Today, I’m super excited to announce the public preview of Conditional Access for the Office 365 suite. For organizations setting policy on Office 365—such as requiring users to perform Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) or have managed devices—of Conditional Access ... continue reading
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Microsoft and Zscaler help organizations implement the Zero Trust model

While digital transformation is critical to business innovation, delivering security to cloud-first, mobile-first architectures requires rethinking traditional network security solutions. Some businesses have been successful in doing so, while others still remain at risk of very costly breaches. MAN Energy ... continue reading

How to implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Another day, another data breach. If the regular drumbeat of leaked and phished accounts hasn’t persuaded you to switch to Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) already, maybe the usual January rush of ‘back to work’ password reset requests is making you reconsider ... continue reading

New Azure blueprint for CIS Benchmark

We’ve released our newest Azure blueprint that maps to another key industry-standard, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark. This follows the recent announcement of our Azure blueprint for FedRAMP moderate and adds to the growing list ... continue reading
Introducing security defaults

Introducing security defaults

Hey folks, In 2012, we started the Identity security and protection team for our consumer accounts (Microsoft accounts used for signing in to OneDrive, Skype, Xbox and such). We started out by doing two things – putting metrics in place ... continue reading