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Wednesday, 05 April 2017 07:42

Securing a SharePoint Intranet Portal

Written by Wesley Darling

Picture you and your family moving into a new house, but for whatever reason none of the doors or windows have locks. Think about how difficult it would be to get comfortable in such a place! Yes, you may have a room to yourself, but knowing that anybody could waltz right on in and grab your most valuable possessions, and at any time, would be pretty unnerving. And even if it were just your family in the house – wouldn’t it be difficult to feel as if you ever had any privacy if you could never lock the door (especially in the bathroom!)?

Tagged under Security, SharePoint

Friday, 05 August 2016 04:02

How to Know When Your Business Needs A Server

Written by Wesley Darling

On July 28th, Microsoft held a free webcast for business owners and Microsoft Partners to learn about their offerings and suggestions regarding server usage. The 45 minute presentation covered topics such as cloud computing, security advantages and protection options of when using a server, and how to make the most productive investments for your business. If you didn't get a chance to check out this webcast last Thursday, or maybe you want to catch up on a part that you might have missed, this blog post will provide you with a brief recap of the main points. 

Tagged under Office 365, Security, SharePoint, server

Sunday, 02 November 2014 06:50

You may be sharing documents with more people than you think!

Written by Louise Fahys

I can't count the number of times I've had clients call me because they accidentally shared all the documents from all their sites with a user that should Unauthorized Accessnot have that level of access. The permissions configuration in SharePoint can be very cumbersome if it isn't entirely understood. While Microsoft does provide a guide to help you with this, it's still quite confusing. We're going to shed some light on document sharing with SharePoint so you can avoid over sharing.

Tagged under SharePoint Online, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, Security

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:00

RSA SecurID For Office 365 User Identification

Written by Louise Fahys


W hen the standard security offerings that come bundled with Office 365 aren’t good enough for your business needs, two factor authentication with RSA SecurID can help you lock down your documents. We’re going to take a look at what security options come standard with Office 365, how two factor authentication works, and what the RSA SecurID can offer. By the end of this article you’ll know if an RSA SecureID configuration is right for your company and how to get started.

Tagged under User Authentication, Office 365, Security, Identity Options, RSA SecurID

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 12:00

Office 365 Identity Options

Written by Louise Fahys


T here are three identity options available for Office 365.

The first option, Microsoft online IDs, is best suited to small businesses. The second, Microsoft online IDs with directory synchronization, works well for medium to large companies. However, if you have a business case that requires two factor authentication, federated identities with directory synchronization is the only way to go. This third option is best suited to large and enterprise organizations, but it’s also the only one that offers two factor authentication - making it your only choice if your business requires two factor authentication.

Tagged under User Authentication, Office 365, Security, Identity Options

Friday, 11 July 2014 12:30

Office 365 Security Best Practices

Written by Louise Fahys

Security in Office 365 is an ongoing process. Microsoft strives to keep software and hardware technologies up to date, maintained and verified by experienced and trained personnel. Microsoft has adopted a number of processes to keep Office 365 security the best in the industry including Security Development Lifecycle, Traffic Throttling, Prevent Detect and Mitigate Breach.

Tagged under SharePoint Online, Office 365, Security

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