Microsoft facilitates compliance in the hybrid work era through new capabilities

A picture of Mohammed Arif, Business Group Director - Modern Workplace and Security at Microsoft UAE.

New capabilities equip UAE compliance professionals with latest technology to protect and govern data, meeting growing security and privacy needs in times of remote work

26 November, 2020; Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Microsoft recently demonstrated its commitment to creating a safe and secure environment for businesses, governments and people, by demonstrating how compliance processes can be supported by AI and other cutting edge technologies. With the availability of the new Microsoft Compliance Manager, that addresses key UAE regulations, compliance specialists are now empowered to keep up with increasing workloads at times when organizations are often unable to support growing compliance needs with additional resources.

The solution was demonstrated at Microsoft’s recent ‘Compliance in the Digital Age’ Webinar, which brought together the compliance community and focused on how knowing, protecting, and governing organizational data is critical to adhere to regulations, meet security and privacy needs and the latest tools available for compliance specialists to stay on top of increased workloads created by more remote devices.

“Arguably, in a world in which remote work is the new normal, securing, and governing your company’s most critical data becomes more important than ever before. The increased volume of information creates complexity for managing business records with cost and risk implications,” said Mohammed Arif, Business Group Director – Modern Workplace and Security at Microsoft UAE.

Microsoft Compliance Manager helps businesses to make sense of this data-driven business world, providing a comprehensive set of templates for creating assessments, helping your organization comply with national, regional, and industry-specific requirements governing the collection and use of data. This is part of Microsoft’s commitment to keep our businesses and government organizations safe and secure.”

During the course of the webinar, analysis was provided on how essential Microsoft applications such as Teams provide ways to meet compliance regulation. This includes identity protection, providing additional layers of security that begins with single sign-on through Azure Active Directory and multi-factor authentication.

Focus was also provided on how Microsoft’s suite of products has data loss prevention, which enables customers to control the flow of information, and prevents sensitive content from being shared. Furthermore, Microsoft Threat Protection (MTP) provides built-in intelligence, automation, and integration to coordinate protection, detection, response, and prevention across endpoints, email, identity, and cloud apps.

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