IDC Analyst Connection

Email Security:
Maintaining a High Bar When Moving to Office 365

Recommendations for protecting Office 365 users

According to IDC, adoption of Office 365 has reached a tipping point, with a 54% percent share of the overall email applications market. The downside of this rapid standardization is increased interest from cybercriminals and thus greater risks.

Download this IDC Analyst Connection for insight on re-evaluating your email security architecture in the context of Office 365. Whether you’ve already migrated to Office 365 or you’re planning to, you’ll discover how to build a strong security foundation that protects your users and your business. Specifically, IDC recommends a shift from traditional perimeter-oriented controls to the use of layered continuous protection models fit for not only detection but remediation of new threats.

Q&A with IDC Analyst Konstantin Rychkov

In this 5-page document, Konstantin Rychkov, a senior research analyst for security software at IDC, answers the following questions:

  • Has adoption of cloud email — and Office 365 in particular — reached a tipping point, particularly for cybersecurity threats?
  • How are email attacks evolving in the context of Office 365 environments?
  • Native Office 365 security offers sufficient email protection. Why do we need extra security?
  • For organizations with an existing email gateway, what concerns or limitations does migrating to Office 365 introduce?
  • Accepting that it is impossible for any email security product to block every threat, what's the best approach to dealing with false-negatives?


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