Communications Pangea/March 20, 2020 /Dynamics 365/Digital Transformation/ 3 min read

How Secure are Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Cloud?

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We live in an era where a single end-to-end cloud-based solution like Microsoft Dynamics 365 can help you manage all aspects of your business operations. However, why do people hesitate when the time to migrate to a cloud-based solution appears? A key reason that hampers cloud migrations is safety. Companies need to keep their data away from harm and the spying eye of any ill-willed person. For that reason, they think twice before the idea of trusting a cloud.

How Secure are Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Cloud?

If you have been wondering, “how secure are Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Cloud?” This is the right place for you. In this blog, I will deepen into the three most important facts about the Microsoft cloud security of Dynamics 365 and answer your doubts.

1. Microsoft Cloud App Security

Microsoft understands the safety challenges of using cloud-based solutions; for that reason, in 2015, they acquired a CASB from Adallom to improve their security on several platforms like Office 365, Dynamics 365, SharePoint, OneDrive, and more. The architecture of the MCAS works as the following graphic:

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This application is the perfect balance between IT flexible access and the robust security of data. To put it in Microsoft words:

“Microsoft Cloud App Security is a Cloud Access Security Broker that supports various deployment modes, including log collection, API connectors, and reverse proxy. It provides rich visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics to identify and combat cyber threats across all your Microsoft and third-party cloud services. Microsoft Cloud App Security natively integrates with leading Microsoft solutions and is designed with security professionals in mind. It provides simple deployment, centralized management, and innovative automation capabilities.” (Microsoft Docs)

The MCAS is so effective that Gartner placed Microsoft cloud security as a leader in their 2019 report about CASB’s market, saying that the strengths were its intuition, supported CCP files, Azure Information Protection policies, IaaS integration, DLP actions, and more. At the end of this blog, you will find a link to read the complete Gartner report.

Sometimes words of others are not enough to convince them to trust a cloud-based solution. Some people need a face to look at to ensure their safety.

2. Microsoft Cyber Defense Operation Center

One billion dollars are annually invested in Microsoft cloud security and data protection. The Microsoft Cyber Defense Operation Center gathers security experts to help, protect, detect, and respond to cyber threats in real-time.

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Under the principle of coordinated vulnerability disclosure, the center takes care of authentications, communication security, machine learning behavioral analysis, and more to ensure a first-class safety environment within Microsoft products, including Dynamics 365.

3. Compliance

Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 supports security, privacy, and compliance across their applications by building the Azure cloud environment from the ground up. Microsoft trust center shows all the current worldwide certifications such as SOCI, SOC 2, Black Forest, as well as Government security regulations. We invite you to visit Microsoft Trust to learn more about their efforts in ensuring that your data and environment are safe and secure.

So, as you can imagine, the answer to the question “how secure are Dynamics 365 and the Microsoft Cloud?”: It is very safe, if not the safest cloud-based solution. There is no reason to hesitate at the time of deciding to migrate to the cloud, especially if it is Microsoft’s cloud Azure.

I hope this entry was valuable and helped you ease your mind about handling information within your company.

Read the complete Gartner Report about 2019 MCAS’s market here.

Thank you.

At Pangea Consultants, we work every day to ensure that every safety standard and configuration is met and ensured when implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365.

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