Office 365 Solutions for a Secure Move to the Cloud

Simple and secure implementation of Microsoft Office 365

Organizations are sprinting to Office 365. Some organizations will be 100 percent cloud, but many are too heavily invested in legacy infrastructure and are forced to stay hybrid for the foreseeable future. In either scenario, migrations to Microsoft® Office 365® and Azure® Active Directory® (AD) can be labor intensive and fraught with risk. If not done correctly, migrations can drain time, resources and budget. But even after migration, as hybrid and cloud footprints expand, the risk and complexity of securing, managing and ensuring compliance for multiple environments increases. While Office 365 is backed by a 99.9 percent service-level agreement (SLA), change control, access  governance and overall data security are still the responsibility of customers. Unfortunately, native tools are unfit for the task.

Embrace Office 365 and Azure AD and maximize your investment without debilitating cost, risk, complexity or uncertainty. Quest solutions for Office 365 and Azure AD help you stay in control, whether in Office 365 or a hybrid environment so you can:

  • Properly prepare for the transition to the cloud
  • Migrate without impacting end users
  • Maintain business productivity with coexistence
  • Centrally manage your environment to ease IT burden
  • Ensure secure access for your end users

Combine our award-winning solutions for Exchange, Skype for Business/Lync, SharePoint and OneDrive for Business with world-class experience, a vast partner ecosystem and global 24/7 support to round out our complete, end-to-end Office 365 solution. With Quest you get pre-migration readiness, migration and coexistence and post-migration management solutions for reporting and analytics, disaster recovery, compliance and auditing and security. We’ll help you fully leverage your Office 365 subscription plan and maximize your ROI.

Solutions for every phase of implementation. 

Pre-migration cloud readiness — Get your house in order so you’re prepared for what’s next. Quest solutions for pre-migration readiness make it easier than ever to clean up your current environment and optimize Active Directory before migrating to the cloud or a hybrid environment. Take inventory of all current users, mailboxes and data; get rid of what’s no longer needed and clean up what is; and get more visibility into security gaps to make sure your new environment is air tight.

ZeroIMPACT Office 365 migration — Get to the cloud or a hybrid environment up to 10 times faster. Quest ZeroIMPACT migration solutions for Office 365 simplify and automate migration tasks so you can minimize risk, uncertainty and business disruption. Keep users working and productive throughout the migration with seamless directory and free/busy coexistence between legacy platforms and Office 365. And easily back up your data so it can be restored in minutes during or after a migration to Office 365.

Office 365 and Azure AD management — Stay in control of your Office 365, Azure AD or hybrid AD environment with ease using automated solutions for user lifecycle management and provisioning, recovery and license reporting:

  • Provisioning and policy management — Say goodbye to the tedious, errorprone and time-consuming native tools by automating all provisioning/deprovisioning, policy and user lifecycle management tasks across your hybrid AD and Office 365 environment.
  • Recovery — Simplify Exchange data recovery from multiple locations such as Exchange Online, Exchange on-premises, backups and PST files, enabling you to respond to end user and e-discovery requests quickly.
  • License optimization — Get a 360-degree view of your Office 365 tenant from a single view. Track mailbox usage and storage trends, report on which Office 365 subscription and services users are entitled, and discover inactive accounts that can be removed.

Office 365 and Azure AD security and auditing — Improve your security posture, ensure continuous compliance and take full control of Office 365, Azure AD and hybrid AD:

  • Permissions management — Easily discover who has access to sensitive individual or shared Office 365 mailboxes.
  • Privileged account management — Satisfy compliance requirements and overcome the security shortcomings of native AD, Azure AD and Office 365 by enforcing administrator access control and separation of duties through a least privilege model.
  • Compliance auditing — Track, report and alert on all changes to Azure AD and Office 365 in real time, such as permission or group membership changes, mailboxes created or deleted, and non-owner mailbox access. Translate events into simple terms, and eliminate the time and complexity required for auditing.
  • Hybrid AD security — Improve your hybrid AD security posture by taking control of your on-premises Active Directory. Our unique end-to-end solution helps continually assess hybrid AD, detect and alert on potential security breaches, remediate and mitigate any unauthorized actions, and investigate and recover from a security incident.

For more information on this topic, visit our page on Office 365 solutions.

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Microsoft Platform Management
Managing and securing Microsoft® platforms – such as Active Directory®, Exchange®, SharePoint®, Skype for Business® and Office 365™ – can be expensive and time-consuming...