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Mark Dreyer

Conditional Access: Important Baseline Announcement

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Make sure your organization is ready for changes to Conditional Access Baseline Protections!
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Recently, Microsoft announced an update to Conditional Access policies regarding security. Read to learn what will be replacing Security Defaults, and how to turn it on!

Baseline Protections Update  

Microsoft currently has Baseline Protection Policies in place with Conditional Access in order to protect organizational accounts. Baseline Protections will stop being enforced on February 29th, 2020 and be replaced with Security Defaults. Security Defaults are a set of basic identity security mechanisms recommended by Microsoft. New tenants will automatically have these enabled, but existing tenants will require action. When enabled, these recommendations will automatically be enforced in your organization. Administrators and users will be better protected from common identity-related attacks – but you must be sure to enable these features! View the Microsoft announcement Introducing Security Defaults, which explain this.

If you are currently using Conditional Access and want to set up the equivalent policies in place of baseline, contact us today!

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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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Nader Fattah

Take Advantage of the New Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Update

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Desktop Analytics, Azure Active Directory User Group Discovery, Maintenance Options & more – check out our favorite new features from Update 1906 for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
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System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a game-changer for productivity and efficiency for your IT staff. As a product in the Microsoft System Center suite of management solutions, SCCM helps organizations manage devices and users both on-premises and in the cloud. It reduces manual overhead tasks that IT teams normally must do, therefore letting them focus more on high-value projects. The great thing about SCCM is that it works alongside your existing Microsoft technologies. It can integrate with Intune, Exchange Server, Remote Desktop, Windows Deployment Services, and many more solutions. With the latest update, SCCM can also integrate with Desktop Analytics, which increases your opportunities with this tool even further. The update also enables some other new features that make things easier for IT with multiple new capabilities and features.

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Mike Wilson

Nasuni | File Infrastructure Done Right

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Tired of upgrading NAS and file servers and migrating data every 3-5 years? With Nasuni you don’t have to.

File storage is not always simple and file servers are painful; organizations often have to overcome fundamental obstacles in object storage like latency, file retrieval, and organizational issues to make object storage usable for storing business files.

Nasuni® Cloud File Services™ is a software as a service (SaaS) platform that allows IT teams to gain a more scalable, affordable, manageable, and highly available file infrastructure that meets cloud-first objectives and eliminates tedious data migrations and forklift upgrades. Nasuni enables organizations to store, protect, and collaborate on files by offering a unique solution which combines a master “gold copy” record of files stored in Azure in combination with both physical and virtual filers which live at the customer’s remote sites. This together allows for cloud protection and unlimited storage to be combined with the LAN speed type access of a traditional file server. The best of both worlds.

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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.