Microsoft 365 offers convenience, cyber security for mobile workers

/ 07:17 PM October 04, 2017

Microsoft COO and CEO Cian O’Neil talks about the changing culture of employees working outside the office. Image: Microsoft

Microsoft 365, a package of softwares developed by Microsoft, was recently launched in the Philippines amidst the changing culture of first-line workers and the growing threat of cyber attacks.

Microsoft 365 aims to address the growing trend of remote employees who do their work on laptops outside a traditional office space. This refers to first-line employees who are constantly out and about meeting with various clients.


The product mainly targets organizations and integrates several of the company’s intellectual properties, namely Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. The software suite also offers cyber security solutions.

Microsoft debuted an improved Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) solution to keep online threats at bay. The system constantly monitors internet browsers and email for suspicious links or programs. If detected, links are quarantined and catalogued in Microsoft’s servers while malicious programs are prevented from being opened.


Microsoft maintains their own list of existing malicious software and links so that no information is forwarded to any third-party security company. The company continues to monitor for new threats based on reports sent in by Microsoft 365 and updates its database accordingly.

A previous report ranked the Philippines as the eighth country in Asia most vulnerable to malware attacks. JB


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TOPICS: corporate solution, Cyber security, Enterprise Mobility + Security, integrated solution, Microsoft 365, Office 365, Windows 10
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