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Microsoft Technology: Protecting your business and keeping your data safe

Safeguard every level of your IT, from device to cloud

Blog / 01 November 2017share




Today’s business world is technology-centric. With ever-expanding data volumes and increasingly sophisticated data analysis, translating data into actionable insight can give you the edge. At Syscom, we believe this technology is transforming major industries -  changing business models and ways of doing business. This means that if you want to gain a competitive advantage, you need to change to survive – to develop new capabilities by transforming your business  into a digital company with systems of intelligence that leverage every system, device, process and asset across the organisation.

But technology is only useful if it empowers you – if it helps your business engage customers, empower employees, optimise operations, or reinvent products and helps to keep your business data secure. With GDPR enforceable from 25th May 2018, it is now imperative you have complete control over your data and ensure each of your departments conforms to the new regulations - from sales and marketing through to field service.


 Keep customer data private and safe 

Microsoft’s cloud, mobile, and device technologies can help keep your customer data secure - whilst pro-actively defending your business against modern threats and unauthorised access. Enterprise-grade security is baked into every level of IT - from PC to mobile and cloud

  • More and more business is conducted using mobile devices and apps. Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) gives greater protection and security management. Simple to set up and always up to date, EMS safeguards and manages your company’s devices—Windows, iOS, and/or Android—and protects Windows, your Office email, files, and apps, plus thousands of Software as a Service (SaaS) apps

  • Forgotten/incorrect passwords can be the bane of IT administrators - and a potential security nightmare. When you use Windows 10 Pro, login requires multi-factor authentication. You can use a PIN or a device as the first of these. With Windows Hello for Business on modern devices with bio-metrics sensors, use your fingerprint, or face as the second factor. Help safeguard your team members against identity theft and ensure they no longer need to keep track of a password.

  • Windows 10 Pro’s hardware-based features work in harmony with the software to help guard against malware and malicious attacks. For instance, Secure Boot prevents your device from starting when it detects malware, and if your data needs to travel on devices and USB drives, encrypt it with BitLocker and BitLocker-to-Go.

  • Get even more protection when you use Office 365 with a Windows 10 Pro device. Windows Information Protection (WIP) in Windows 10 Pro, plus Rights Management Services (RMS) in Office 365 gives you the ability to prevent printing and forwarding of documents without authorisation.

Taking customer data seriously

Your customers are essential to your business and their privacy and security are critical for your ongoing relationships and success.

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Office 365 have built-in security and compliance features such as Data Loss Protection - alerting you when sensitive information is about to be emailed.

  • Built-in security across Windows 10 Pro devices and services helps to prevent breaches and data loss. Windows 10 Pro devices have hardware enabled protections and built-in antivirus, firewall and anti-phishing technologies.

  • Microsoft cloud services – Windows 10, Microsoft Azure and Office 365 – are independently verified for compliance with a range of standards such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, and EU Model Clauses.

Ensure business continuity and security


Data loss and modern security threats present new challenges to businesses. Could your business survive an unexpected breach? Syscom provide a range of  Microsoft solutions to support business continuity and security, giving you peace of mind that your critical business information will be retained no matter what happens.

  • For example, imagine you’ve left your device at home – or it is lost or stolen. Once a business-stopping catastrophe, with OneDrive for Business, included in Office and Dynamics 365 you can still access your latest files in the cloud - anytime, anywhere, on any device.

  • Accidentally deleted a file? It’s happened to us all. et automated protection recovery on-premises from Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016. And in the cloud, Microsoft Azure provides scalable, cost-effective backup, with up to 99 years of data retention for legal compliance. For extra protection, Azure encrypts your backup files.

  • Sophisticated cyber-attacks can exploit vulnerable devices. You can get in-device protection with hardware-based security features in a Windows 10 Pro device. Microsoft Intune, part of Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), can remotely validate the health of your device, while advanced threat analytics in EMS help detect abnormal behaviour and malicious attacks.

Protect your transforming business


Count on cutting-edge security to protect your business as you transform and grow. Microsoft is the proven and trusted leader in advanced security that you can depend on.

  • Microsoft intelligent cloud solutions provide central visibility and control of risk; reduced exposure to threats; and seamless integration with your existing IT systems. This helps to reduce your  organisation's exposure to attacks through threat protection, detection, and removal. Your data remains yours because privacy is paramount. And because it’s Microsoft, you can be sure that information collected via feedback mechanisms, coupled with their global research and collaboration helps speed protection against new threats.

  • Microsoft builds security and privacy into the development process. Their developers, testers, and program managers are trained to build more secure software code, following an approach known as the Security Development Life-cycle (SDL).

  • The world’s leading businesses and government agencies use and trust secure Microsoft intelligent cloud solutions.


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