Cloud adoption continues, and it’s easy to see why. According to a recent Microsoft study,* there are three key reasons small and midsize businesses consider cloud services:
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Many of the same companies in the survey are already using Microsoft cloud services for file sharing, storage, online meetings, and chat. These services are bundled into Office 365 along with best-in-class productivity apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and enterprise-grade security. With Office 365, you can work from anywhere, on any device. You can add and subtract users as needed, and migration is simple.
of users open emails from attackers, 10% click on attachments or links.
of passwords are weak,
default or stolen
of users accidentally
Protect inboxes against spam and viruses
Block ransomware and phishing attacks
Keep Windows10 devices safe from malware
Restrict copying and saving of
Encrypt data on mobile devices
Block sharing of sensitive information like credit card numbers
Wipe data on lost or stolen devices
Prevent unauthorized users from opening or viewing sensitive documents
Back up email in secure archive
Only let the good guys in
Confirm identities with multi-factor authentication
Know who is accessing your data
Quarantine compromised devices
Keep credentials safe
Non-compliant devices from accessing your systems
Security is too complex
While SMBs may not have in-house IT departments, that doesn’t mean they can’t implement comprehensive security. Technology and services can radically reduce complexity while also providing strong protection.
Security is too expensive
SMBs typically spend about 15% of their budget on security or $1,320/user annually. To increase protection, you don’t need to necessarily increase IT spend – just adjust how you are spending your dollars.
Security is not a business priority
Small businesses that deal with customer information – whether they are retail, financial, health care, or food services – have the same accountability to secure data as big enterprises, so they need enterprise - level protections.