Security That Empowers the Adaptive Workplace

By John Ellis, - Future Workplace

How many ways have businesses been forced to adapt? Adapt with new approaches to fulfilling customer needs. Adapt with product and service innovations to meet market demand. And adapt with new ways and locations to work from.

In fact, the shift to remote working and reduced on-premises workforces has been one of the most dramatic and rapid changes of 2020. But it begs the question. As businesses switched nearly instantaneously to new workplaces and workstyles – the majority now happening outside the firewall – did all of the strong security policies and tools that protected the business go remote too?

 

Adapting Security for a Changing Workplace

Before we can really think about securing a remote workforce, let’s remember what went remote from an IT and company IP perspective. Devices, especially personal devices being used for remote work. Apps, accessed on local devices (BYO or company owned), through VPNs, and directly from the cloud. Data, being opened and stored in new locations including devices and SaaS storage services. And arguably one of the most important components, digital identities requesting authorization and access to corporate resources from anywhere. An assumption that existing on-premises security practices would be applicable and sufficient with a dispersed workforce is fraught with risk.

Fujitsu, with the help of Microsoft security solutions, has been helping enterprise customers avoid this risk with stronger, more effective security operations designed for an adaptive workplace stays ahead of threats. Our security solutions use automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning technologies to process the massive and growing amount of security alerts, then identify risks and respond to threats. These solutions protect applications and data wherever they are hosted, and secure digital identities and devices wherever they are used.

 

Securing the Adaptive Workplace

In a new eBook, Security That Empowers the Adaptive Workplace, we explore how Fujitsu and Microsoft partner to secure the enterprise workspace. You’ll discover five leading security challenges organizations are facing and how to address them using Microsoft security solutions. Solutions that range Microsoft 365 and Azure Active Directory to advanced solutions like Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph and Microsoft Azure Sentinel. The aggregate of the Microsoft security stack and Fujitsu’s security services is how we help solve:

  • Challenge 1: Identifying unknown risks and vulnerabilities in your workplace/workforce
  • Challenge 2: Understanding and identifying threats that you don’t yet know exist
  • Challenge 3: Making the case for extending (or outsourcing) security operations
  • Challenge 4: Using the cloud securely and reducing the potential for shadow IT
  • Challenge 5: Keeping security current when the landscape is changing faster than you can react

 

For Experts, From Experts

We all want to learn from our professionals and peers in our industry. That’s where some of the best real-world perspective comes from. In a recent interview, Fujitsu Distinguished Engineer Andy Baines shares his point of view on all things related to securing an adaptive workplace. Andy explains his personal experience working with Fujitsu customers as they responded to COVID-19.

 

Want to know more? Read Andy’s interview and the eBook to see how Fujitsu and Microsoft security solutions can help secure the adaptive workplace and workforce.

 

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