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Mark Dreyer

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) & Conditional Access

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Learn how to take advantage of these services from Azure Active Directory!
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Recently, Microsoft started to offer a free cloud-based Azure Active Directory Multi-Factor Authentication. In addition, you can gain many premium features such as branding, password protection, hybrid identities, group access management, conditional access, and identity protect & governance with different paid versions. Read on to find out which version is best for your organization and how a deployment will best optimize your organization!

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?  

At the basic level, Multi-Factor Authentication has added security in a two-step verification process. This introduces a significant challenge to attackers because even if an attacker manages to learn a user’s credentials, it is useless without also having an additional authentication method. The combination of these can be a trusted and not easily duplicated device (such as a registered cellphone), biometrics like facial recognition or fingerprint access, or a domain-joined PC.

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Mark Dreyer

Azure Active Directory: Finding the Best Plan

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Learn how to take advantage of these services from Azure Active Directory!
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Which Azure Active Directory Plan is Best for Me?  

Azure Active Directory comes in four editions:

  1. Free
  2. Office 365 Apps
  3. Premium Plan 1
  4. Premium Plan 2

The Free edition is included with an Office 365 subscription. If you are interested in upgrading to a Premium version, contact us today and we will walk you through which plan is best for you and how to deploy/govern this upgrade! View a detailed list of Azure AD plans and pricing details.

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Mark Dreyer

Evolution of SIEM & How Microsoft Solutions Fit In

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Learn the evolution of SIEM and what today’s landscape requires in order to stay on top of security and data threats

See what steps to take and what Microsoft solutions you can utilize to plan accordingly.
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SIEM, Security Information and Event Management, is no longer what it used to be. A traditional on-premises SIEM is an incomplete solution due to limited functionality and the constant demand of time and resources. Learn how SIEM is improving and how Microsoft can help!

Current Security Difficulties

According to a recent report on Security Analytics and Operations, sixty-three percent of survey respondents find cybersecurity analytics/operations more difficult today than they were two years ago. This increasing difficulty is prevalent across cybersecurity disciplines, impacting the ability of organizations to not only protect critical assets but also detect and respond to cyber-attacks in a timely fashion.

With more and more data coming in than ever, it is hard to process and secure data efficiently. Data attacks and security threats have also drastically increased – proving that now is the most crucial time to have a secure environment and plan. As attacks and threats evolve to be more complex and competent, so do the required solutions and methods to fight them.

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Matt Scherocman

Microsoft Roadmap Updates from Ignite 2019

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A Summary of Microsoft Roadmap Updates from Microsoft’s Ignite 2019!
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Microsoft has been busy! At Microsoft’s 2019 Ignite conference, attendees learned about numerous updates to what the company has been doing, along with new/improved tools and technologies. The main focus is at the conference was Azure, including improving Azure Infrastructure, revamping Azure Apps, accelerating Azure Data & AI, and integrating Azure IoT. Improvements also included Microsoft Power Automate & Power Virtual Agents allowing for automated flows and AI-driven solutions.

Microsoft 365 also has numerous updates and additional abilities. Most are focused on the ability to gain applicable knowledge easily, improve core productivity, and provide more developer tools. Security has also been a top priority.

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Mark Dreyer

Azure Sentinel is Now Available

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Azure Sentinel has been in preview mode before it was available for purchase, and now it’s here!
Get all the details below…
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Are you looking to simplify your security operations with one simple solution? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could see threats coming and stop them before they happen? If you missed our previous webinar - Azure Sentinel – Security Information & Event Management Reinvented, Azure Sentinel is your answer to seamlessly collecting security data across your entire organization from devices, to users to apps and servers – on any cloud.

With more sophisticated attacks, high volumes of alerts, long resolution timeframes, and unnoticed threats, IT Security can be challenging. Azure Sentinel is a solution to provide you with intelligent security analytics that will simplify your security needs. Azure Sentinel can enable your organization to:

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Welcome to the Interlink Cloud Blog

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations or warranties regarding the information from our partners or other external sources.