Microsoft opens more security features to O365 E3 users

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Microsoft opens more security features to O365 E3 users

Through two new subscription offers.

Microsoft is set to make available extra security and compliance services to users of its lowest enterprise tier for Office 365.

The company said in a blog post that it would make available the two new offerings on February 1 this year.

They are aimed at E3 Office 365 customers, and include capabilities that are already provided to Office 365 subscribers on the higher E5 enterprise tier.

The first package of services, called ‘Identity & Threat Protection’, “brings together security value across Office 365, Windows 10, and EMS [enterprise mobility and security) in a single offering” for US$12 a user a month.

A second package of services, called ‘Information Protection & Compliance’, “combines Office 365 Advance Compliance and Azure Information Protection”, Microsoft said.

“It’s designed to help chief compliance officers perform ongoing risk assessments with a compliance score across Microsoft cloud services, automatically classify and protect sensitive data, and efficiently respond to regulatory requests leveraging artificial intelligence,” the company noted. It will be sold for US$10 a user a month.

“All the value in these new offers remains available as part of the full Microsoft 365 E5 suite, which also includes business analytics and our enterprise grade phone system and audio conferencing,” Microsoft said.

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