Microsoft 365 Business: Security​

Protect your business against cyber threats and information loss

Threat landscape for small businesses​

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of cyberattacks target small businesses

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devices are compromised by ransomware every month

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of small businesses close their doors after a cyberattack

$ 800 K

is the average cyberattack remediation cost for small businesses

Why are attacks so successful?

It only takes hackers 4 minutes to get in your network, but 99+ days for businesses to discover they’ve been breached. ​

of users open emails from attackers, 10% click on attachments or links
of passwords are weak, default, or stolen
of users accidentally share information

Where are the biggest security pains for small businesses? ​


Subpar antivirus and antispam don’t ​catch attacks​

Users click on ransomware and ​phishing links​

Accidentally send confidential data


One extreme: Prohibit use because of security concerns​

Or the other: Don’t provide any protection for data on devices

User credentials

Users have same passwords across all accounts, increasing risk if compromised​

Attackers have sophisticated methods ​to easily steal credentials


Standards don’t change based on company size​

Requirements for GDPR and other regulations are rigorous and complex

Why don’t small businesses have the security they need? ​

Common misconceptions about small businesses contribute to the problem. ​

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. 

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. 

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. 

Microsoft 365 Business​

Business savvy way to reduce risk


One solution

Cloud platform simplifies deployment

Reduces costs

Eliminates costs for multiple third-party vendor solutions

Reduces maintenance and management costs

Aligns with business goals

Security built into your productivity platform

Don’t need to make trade-offs to justify security investment

Protect business against risk-related costs 

Microsoft 365 Business security benefits​

Safeguard your business against external threats and leaks​

Help your customers protect against advanced cyberthreats, such as phishing, malware, viruses, and malicious links.

  • Protect against sophisticated malware by performing advanced analysis of email attachments in a sandbox environment to detect newly developed malware.

  • Enforce malware protection across all of a company’s Windows 10 devices and protect files in key system folders from changes made by ransomware.

  • Enable anti-phishing policies that use machine learning models and impersonation detection to provide protection against advanced phishing attacks.

  • Help employees avoid malicious web sites by scanning links in emails and documents in real time to block unsafe destinations.
Provide solutions that enable your customers to control who has access to their business information.

  • Use automatic detection to help prevent sensitive information such as social security numbers or credit cards from leaking outside the business.

  • Encrypt sensitive emails so customers and other people outside the company can communicate securely, ensuring that only the intended recipient can read the message.

  • Control who has access to company information by applying restrictions such as Do Not Copy and Do Not Forward to email and documents.

  • Enable unlimited cloud archiving so organizations can retain all of their business email, including the mailboxes of former employees.
Help your customers maintain control over the phones, tablets, and computers that connect to their business data.

  • Enable customers to control access to Office 365 data from outside their network, with flexible options that make it possible to block users from logging in from home computers, unapproved apps, or outside of work hours.

  • Apply security policies to protect business data on iOS and Android devices, such as requiring users to provide a personal identification number (PIN) or fingerprint to access business data, and encrypting data on mobile devices.

  • Keep business documents, emails, and other data within approved Office mobile apps and prevent employees from saving them to unauthorized apps and locations.

  • Remotely wipe business data from lost or stolen devices without affecting personal information.

  • Use simplified controls to manage policies for all of an organization’s Windows 10 PCs, such as enforcing BitLocker encryption or automatically installing critical Windows updates.

Learn more about how our expertise and Microsoft 365 Business work together to securely run and grow your business

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