Outside Firewalls with no VPN- How to Secure Your Remote Workforce

Originally published to Techwire.

The year is 2015, and you just spent a lot of time and money on a robust web monitoring and content filtering solution. It covers all employees behind the firewall, and those that you force through a VPN for remote connectivity. Since then, you have migrated more data and workloads to the cloud, ensuring expanded collaboration and productivity for your organization.

Then a global pandemic happened, and remote work is the new normal….

Zero Trust with Microsoft Defender for Endpoints and Cloud App Security

Zero Trust has become the new standard for security and compliance, particularly for a dispersed workforce. Microsoft is a leader in this new space, with tools designed around device and identity-based security. This is especially true for organizations already leveraging Microsoft cloud solutions like Microsoft 365 and Azure, as these tools are natively integrated and interoperable.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoints

Defender for Endpoints (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP) is a state-of-the-art endpoint protection platform (EPP) security solution that uses artificial intelligence to solidify endpoint and end user security. Built-in automation and behavioral analytics help your security operations team respond to threats in real time, with a multitude of policies, actions, and remediation possibilities.

Planet Technologies can support you from envisioning to deployment of Defender for Endpoints, with real world experience and the technical expertise needed to help you succeed in an increasingly complex threat landscape. More information about Microsoft Defender for Endpoints can be found here.

Microsoft Cloud App Security

Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS) lets you gain visibility into all your cloud apps and services leveraging sophisticated analytics to identify and combat cyberthreats. MCAS empowers you to control how your data is consumed, no matter where it lives. Start by discovering the use and scope of shadow IT in your environment, then move into Information Protection, Threat Protection, and Compliance Management across your cloud presence and 3rd-party applications. MCAS and Defender ATP work together to help you mitigate risk, while empowering users with expanded collaboration and productivity opportunity. Planet Technologies will help you navigate these powerful tools and help you get the most out of your Microsoft 365 licensing.

Where do you start? From high-level envisioning and roadmap work, to rapid deployments, Planet Technologies is ready to bring your organization to the next level of remote security and compliance.

For more information contact Jennifer Dodd at jdodd@go-planet.com.