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Top 5 Microsoft 365 Data Security Posts of 2021

Another year of the pandemic, another year of organizations figuring out how best to facilitate secure work environments for their employees both in-office and at home. Our top five articles of 2021 show that our readers are as interested in ransomware protection as they are AvePoint’s solutions and stature in the security community. Enjoy!

5. How AvePoint is Enabling Better Security for Azure BYOS Customers by John Hodges

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Many AvePoint products allow customers to leverage a Bring-Your-Own-Storage (BYOS) model to meet their security and business requirements. For customers using Azure Storage as the BYOS device, we typically prefer for customers to use the same Azure region as AOS to ensure the best performance.

Security controls often include firewall provisions for added security. So, we publish our known IP addresses to provide you with a known endpoint, enabling us to work within your defined firewall settings.

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4. 20 MORE Microsoft 365 Guest Access Question by Brent Middleton

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Can renewal notifications be in Microsoft Teams and not email?

Dennis: By default, the notification will be sent by email and via a notification in Microsoft Teams. Since AvePoint has a connector for Power Automate, though, it is possible to build a solution to send a notification to your desired endpoint.

Do these insights work on a file-level as well? For instance, would they work when a single file is shared by a user?

Dennis: Yes, every single object in Microsoft 365 is scanned just like a post parcel and will include (when available) the sensitivity label.

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3. AvePoint is Officially SOC 2 Type II Certified! by Dana Simberkoff

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AvePoint is pleased to announce that we have earned the System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II certification that covers AvePoint Online Services (AOS), AvePoint Migration Platform (AMP), DocAve, Compliance Guardian, Governance Automation, and Records, that collectively migrate, manage, and protect data across cloud and on-premises collaboration systems.

AvePoint’s critical data management solutions enable organizations to make their digital collaboration systems more productive, secure, and compliant. The impact of COVID-19 and the growth of Microsoft’s cloud solutions, including Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, have accelerated demand for AvePoint’s products.

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2. How to Defend Against Ransomware Attacks and Disaster Events by Sherian Batalliones

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Cloud security has been one of the most pressing issues organizations face in today’s cloud era. As a trusted third-party SaaS solutions provider, AvePoint understands that securing your critical workspace platforms means not only having a strong defense against cyberattacks but also planning for an effective recovery plan in case destructive events happen.

Built to protect customers’ data, Cloud Backup is developed with data security top of mind and fashioned with comprehensive backup capabilities for the swift recovery of data from worst-case data loss scenarios, be they user errors, outages, or ransomware attacks.

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1. 4 Things You Should Know Before Enabling Modern Authentication for Outlook by Sherian Batalliones

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In today’s cloud era, enabling seamless access across devices has been developed to promote better collaboration between teams and employees. Alongside this modern way of working, enhanced cloud security has been equally promoted.

Combining augmented security with accessibility, Microsoft has offered modern authentication—such as password-less and conditional access, multi-factor authentication, and smart cards—for a better cloud experience and to provide more secure authentication in a cloud-based world.

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