Since Friday, there has been a brand new ransomware threat spreading very rapidly. It is called WannaCry (aka WCry, WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r, WannaCrypt, or Wana Decrypt0r). The attack does not directly affect the Office 365 service; however it proves that large companies are not safe when it comes to coordinated cyber attacks that target their data security.
When organizations migrate from Domino to their new on-premises,
cloud, or hybrid Microsoft Exchange environment, there is a period of
time when users and applications exist on both platforms.
IT administrators know this is a precarious state to be in.
For small businesses, managing Office 365 is a simple and straightforward process. But for large, complex, and global organizations, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Microsoft Office 365 administration portal was not built to handle day-to-day operations belonging to large volumes of users, or licenses, whether you are in hybrid, cloud only or multitenant environments. Microsoft’s built-in tools have strong limitations when it comes to managing users or delegating administration.
IT applications are built around the end-user experience, and as moreGSX customers transition from on-premises to hybrid service delivery, we’ve faced many latency issues that have negatively affected the end-user. However, ensuring that our infrastructure provides the best end-user experience, when we don’t always have the root cause, is really dependent on the network.
Mobile devices can be a major security threat if they aren’t managed properly. Many company’s employees use email, Skype, and other Office 365 services on their mobile devices at the office, at home, and on the go, which can cause headaches for IT administrators.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.