GSX Blog

Preventing “Rogue” attacks with Office 365 Security Auditing

Posted by Jean-Francois Piot on Thu, Feb 23, 2017


When an unauthorized person hacks into a system by attempting several password combinations until one works, it’s called a brute force attack. These attacks threaten the security of an organization’s highly sensitive data, and require the careful attention of IT administrators to prevent from happening.

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Tags: office 365 audit, office 365 security, office 365 auditing, SysAdmin Top Issues, star wars

GSX 365 Insights Rocks Yammer and SharePoint Analytics to Improve ROI

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Here at GSX we’re excited to share how we can provide Community Managers deeper insights into Yammer and SharePoint. The new GSX 365 Insights collects information needed to demonstrate enterprise social networks usage and ROI.  

Yammer and SharePoint have their own native dashboard analytics tools, that gives employees a broad look into what’s happening in their networks. With it, you can see how many items have been uploaded, status updates liked, and how many conversations are happening during certain periods. It can show how effectively your team is communicating using the tool. For example, it shows if a key member of your team isn’t engaged or interacting with their colleagues. 

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Tags: Office 365, SharePoint, SharePoint Online, Yammer, Yammer analytics, SharePoint analytics, enterprise social network

Troubleshooting End User Experience in a Distributed Environment

Posted by Sushen Birari on Tue, Feb 14, 2017

Applications provided by IT are made to be used by people, and those people are generally not sitting in the datacenter of every company. So how do you make sure that your infrastructure is providing the best end-user experience when you’re blind to the main causes of end-user latency?

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Tags: GSX Robot User, QoS, Service Delivery, Office 365, Network Performance, Network latency, Network Diagnostic, office 365 health, office 365 performance

The MSP Strategy Post Migration Wave for Office 365

Posted by Mahesh Siddamsetty on Thu, Feb 09, 2017

The wave of migration to Microsoft Office 365 has progressed aggressively, supported by the active partner ecosystem. There have been numerous advantages to moving to Office 365. Organizations with complex messaging and collaboration infrastructures have also made the move to cloud, and have been successful in implementation due to strong technical expertise from Microsoft and Service providers.

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Tags: Migration, Office 365, Managed Service Provider, MSP, cloud migration, office 365 health, office 365 performance, office 365 migration

How monitoring Skype for Business Online can improve end-user experience

Posted by Pavan Reddy on Mon, Feb 06, 2017

Many organizations are migrating to Skype for Business Online, and for good reason. Migrating to the cloud takes away the need to buy hardware for servers and worry about upgrades and maintenance. Companies can save money on backup and disaster recovery as well.

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Tags: Office 365 monitoring, skype for business issue, skype for business monitoring, SysAdmin Top Issues, office 365 health, office 365 performance, fixing office 365

GSX Solutions awarded top accolades from MSExchange.org

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Wed, Feb 01, 2017

We’re excited to share that GSX has earned a Gold Rating from industry publication MSExchange.org, the top product review rating given by the site. Microsoft Exchange expert Steve Goodman reviewed the product, and had many praises to give the Robot User including calling it a “killer feature” for IT professionals.

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Tags: application performance management, GSX Robot User, Office 365, APM, msexchange, Award

Office 365 Security Use Case: Brute Force Attacks & Data Leaks

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Thu, Jan 26, 2017

A brute force attack is when an unauthorized person hacks into a system by attempting several password combinations until they’re able to gain access. For any company whose employees use passwords to access important documents, brute-force attacks are a threat to the security of your organization’s data.

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Tags: Office 365, office 365 audit, office 365 security, office 365 auditing

Top Office 365 Issues: Unable to login due to Azure AD Connect sync issues

Posted by Pavan Reddy on Tue, Jan 24, 2017

When users are unable to access their mailbox or SharePoint on Office 365, this can sometimes be due to sync issues. Most organizations will use AAD connect (previously called DirSync, and AD sync) to sync their on-premise identities to their Office 365 environment, so it’s important that these two systems communicate to make it possible for users to access what they need on Office 365.

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Tags: Office 365 monitoring, Azure AD Connect performance, Azure AD Connect, SysAdmin Top Issues, office 365 health, office 365 performance, fixing office 365

How do you measure success of your Office 365 migration?

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Thu, Jan 19, 2017

When you invest in Office 365, the next step is to embark on a successful migration so that your business processes go on without interruption. Many organizations fail to realize just how important this is. Take, for example, an insurance company that just started on their Office 365 migration project by migrating 500 mailboxes per night. Some recently migrated users start complaining that there is content missing from their folders, and their mailboxes are unavailable. The number of help desk calls is rising fast, and the organization is only troubleshooting as a reactive measure. The insurance company sees a big impact on their business line productivity.

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Tags: Cloud, Migration, Office 365, office 365 reporting, Usage Diagnostics, office 365 reports

The new GSX 365 Security Audit helps administrators secure their cloud environments

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Jan 17, 2017

An organization’s employees perform millions of actions on Office 365 each day, so it’s important for administrators to have tools to investigate incidents that occur which could threaten the security of the network. Administrators need to be able to find out who is responsible for each incident, and what actions need to be taken to resolve vulnerabilities in your Office 365 environment.

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Tags: Cloud, Office365, Audit, Security, office 365 security, office 365 auditing