Many companies, large and small are familiar with Azure ExpressRoute – a direct connection to Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure. ExpressRoute allows organizations to extend their base network into the Microsoft Cloud. It creates a direct, private link between Microsoft data centers and local network infrastructures. By doing so, ExpressRoute offers higher security, reliability, and speeds with lower latencies than typical connections over the Internet.
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.
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.