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Use Case: Securing Microsoft 365

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The Fortinet Security Fabric offers unprecedented security and visibility for organizations seeking to secure Microsoft 365 (M365). It includes email security, a cloud access security broker (CASB) to analyze users, policies and traffic to ensure that the M365 deployment is compliant with best security practices, and sandboxing for zero-day threat protection. Fortinet also offers two-factor authentication tools, device and access control to help ensure that only approved users and devices are allowed to connect, and endpoint security and remediation. All Fabric components receive actionable threat intelligence updates via FortiGuard Labs.

Microsoft Office is the dominant office productivity solution. Microsoft 365 (M365), the cloud version of Microsoft Office, is delivered as-a-service. Microsoft provides security solutions with M365, but rates consistently low for detection of spam, phishing emails, and emails containing malicious code. Enterprise organizations need additional security to stay ahead of prevalent threats.

Fortinet solutions for M365 include:

FortiMail: A best-in-class secure email gateway solution used by tens of thousands of customers worldwide to protect well over 100 million mailboxes. FortiMail has been independently validated for high catch-rates, leading accuracy, and excellent overall security efficacy by testing firms including SE Labs, VB Labs, ICSA, and NSS Labs.

FortiSandbox Cloud: A cloud-based security tool that can analyze attached files and URLs for previously unknown threats. FortiSandBox utilizes AI and advanced Machine Learning (ML)-based analysis, as well as the MITRE ATT&CK framework and advanced threat feeds to detect threats both known and unknown.

FortiCASB: A cloud-native CASB service with an extensive set of Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) capabilities designed to provide visibility, compliance, data security, and threat protection for cloud-based services used by an organization. FortiCASB provides policy-based insights into users, behaviors, and data stored in major SaaS applications as well as comprehensive reporting and compliance analysis tools.

Other Fortinet solutions that may be appropriate for securing your Microsoft 365 implementation include FortiAuthenticator and FortiToken for identity management and two-factor authentication, FortiIsolator for browser security, and FortiEDR for real-time, automated endpoint protection.


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