Keeping your computer secure helps you avoid malware and direct hacking attempts designed to steal your personal information. On Surface devices, users are spoilt with cloud-to-chip protection.
Security for business should be your top priority, especially in today’s digitally-driven world where cyber threats and data breaches are incredibly commonplace. Your business can combat these security threats by leveraging the right Microsoft tools and technology, such as its family of Surface devices. Microsoft Surface security features are robust and incredibly valuable to your business – here is a breakdown of a few major ones.
Why does the modern workplace need an integrated endpoint security solution? As organisations pivot to remote and hybrid work, they face increasingly sophisticated targeted attack vectors at the hardware layer of devices.
Achieve peace of mind with built-in, proactive defence. Security protections maintained by Microsoft are built into every layer of a Surface device. Surface works closely with Windows and the M365 security stack to ensure that the device not only meets every standard for a highly secured PC but is also capable of automatically receiving updates from the dynamic world of defensive security.
With Surface, it is a security standard to boot only within a trusted OS. This industry-standard feature ensures that every single step of the boot process is measured, signed and implemented in the intended order. See boot phases below:
Firmware was brought in house starting with Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. This move enables complete control over what goes into every Surface device. The firmware is also kept current via Windows Update.
Reduce IT complexity and eliminate time-consuming re-imaging by shipping and deploying straight to employees. Surface is built for the Windows Autopilot experience.
The removable SSD on Surface Pro X and Surface Laptop 4 streamlines data retention with advanced features like pre-boot DMA remapping protection.
When it’s time to re-deploy, you can remove sensitive data from a compatible Surface device with Microsoft Surface Data Eraser, a tool that boots easily from a USB stick.
Prevent employee-introduced vulnerabilities. Wherever they’re deployed, manage Surface devices through the cloud with just a few clicks.
Surface is the only manufacturer to have DFCI1 enabled for modern cloud-based device management through Microsoft Endpoint Manager.
The adoption of mass remote working during the Coronavirus crisis has helped to keep workers safe but it has also introduced further security challenges for businesses. As a result, the extra hardware security enhancements packaged with the Microsoft Surface devices are sure to be welcomed by firms and employees alike.
Keep data secure from a Surface device’s first deployment to its last, no matter how many times and under what circumstances it changes hands.
Windows Autopilot is a cloud-based deployment technology in Windows 10. You can use Windows Autopilot to remotely deploy and configure devices in a zero-touch process right out of the box.
Traditionally, IT pros spend a lot of time building and customising images that will later be deployed to devices that already come with a perfectly good OS already installed on them. Windows Autopilot introduces a new zero-touch deployment approach using a collection of technologies to set up and configure Windows devices. This enables an IT department to configure/customise images with little to no infrastructure to manage and a process that is easy and simple. From the user’s perspective, it only takes a few simple steps to get Surface to a productive state. In fact, the only interaction required from the end-user is to connect to a network and to verify their credentials. Everything after that is fully automated.
Windows Autopilot allows you to:
The backbone of any business, Microsoft 365 provides solutions to empower users to work together more securely to improve mission outcomes. Fully integrated with the Windows ecosystem, Surface devices have access to everything Microsoft 365 has to offer. With tools like Microsoft Teams, you can transform how you collaborate and coordinate efforts within and across departments.
The hub for teamwork in Microsoft 365, Teams helps users to:
From viewing live transcriptions during Microsoft Teams Meetings and tracking changes in Microsoft Excel documents to discovering and securing unmanaged devices, Microsoft 365 is designed to enable the flexibility that hybrid work requires when using a hybrid device. Other highlights include the ability to transform Microsoft Word documents into beautiful PowerPoint presentations using AI, and expanded polling capabilities in Teams.
Surface with Microsoft 365 provides unique protection at the front line. To provide a few illustrations of how devices may be vulnerable and how this new level of protection can support organisations and frontline workers. Here are a few commonplace examples:
Microsoft Surface security features include a built-in firewall, an anti-malware solution, and automatic updates. This means your business will have access to the newest Teams and Office 365 security features on their Surface devices – as soon as they are rolled out.
These Microsoft Surface security features can help to safeguard your business against cybersecurity threats and breaches, particularly when paired with other Microsoft software such as Teams and Office 365.
There’s no need to sacrifice speed or productivity for security – your business can still experience enhanced productivity, collaboration, and communication while still being secure. To learn more about Microsoft device security, or how your business can transform into a modern digital workplace built on an ecosystem of Microsoft Teams and the Microsoft 365 platform, contact Tarsus Distribution today.