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Compliance
Stock security features inadequate in face of rising risk
"Organisations must proactively find ways of identifying unseen vulnerabilities and should take a diligent, holistic approach to cybersecurity."
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Microsoft
SMX partnership with Microsoft leads to NTT recognition
SMX has captured the attention of NTT after receiving positive reviews from businesses across Australasia and beyond for its email security.
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CRM
Microsoft launches app for modern selling experience
The new release is designed to enhance CRM systems with customer engagement data from Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams.
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Data Protection
Vectra AI launches Microsoft 365 posture management tool
Vectra AI has launched Vectra Protect, a posture management tool designed to find and mitigate security risks in Microsoft 365.
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Microsoft
Varonis unveils new features to slash data exposure in Microsoft 365
"Organisations of all sizes are embracing Microsoft 365 to boost teamwork and communication—but all too often, data protection takes a backseat to collaboration, leaving data unsecured and at risk."
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Palo Alto Networks joins Microsoft 365 Networking Partner Program
The move will allow the company to provide direct and efficient connectivity for Microsoft 365 users through the Prisma Access service.
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Microsoft
How a major NZ seafood company modernised operations across land, ocean, and the cloud
Sealord is a global enterprise that distributes its products around the world and has a strong presence in our local seafood industry, but it wasn’t so long ago that Sealord wasn’t really sailing as ‘one crew’
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Barhead and Microsoft partner for graduate program to meet growing demand
Specialist consulting firm Barhead has teamed up with Microsoft to meet the growing demand for consultants versed in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform
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BitTitan
How to identify MS Teams sprawl and work towards an optimal digital environment
With the rise of remote work over the past 18 months, the use of Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams has exploded. Microsoft reports that roughly 50% of 365’s 260 million-plus commercial users now use Teams, although some experts place the number of users closer to 300 million.
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SaaS
OpenText integrates further with Salesforce and Microsoft 365
OpenText releases its most comprehensive update to the OpenText Content Cloud as part of the Cloud Editions 21.4 launch at OpenText World. 
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BitTitan launches migration discovery solution for Microsoft 365
"It's vital that organisations relying on Microsoft 365 have a complete understanding of their data and where it resides."
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Cloud
Vodafone announces new business marketplace featuring Microsoft 365, Acronis cyber backup
Vodafone New Zealand has unveiled a new business marketplace for New Zealand business owners to purchasing different top-tier software solutions.
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Cybersecurity
The importance of securing cloud deployments with the right services
It’s important to choose a partner that can recommend fit-for-purpose solutions developed specifically for the organisation’s unique requirements.
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Cloud
BlackBerry enhances Microsoft 365 cybersecurity integration
BlackBerry UEM and Microsoft 365 customers can enjoy a secure version of modern authentication in the cloud, in addition to on-premises environments.
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Phishing
Layered security strategy vital to combat Microsoft 365 phishing threat
"The layered strategy needs to include real-time detection of zero-day and unique phishing threats."
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Spear Phishing
New spear phishing detection and response service launched for Microsoft 365
Current email defenses, including Microsoft 365 built-in security, miss up to 65% of targeted attacks.
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Microsoft
Hackers target Microsoft email server vulnerabilities
A former Microsoft security researcher criticised the company for what he termed "knowingly awful" messaging to get customers to update their software.
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Cybersecurity
Kordia achieves Microsoft Gold Security Competency status
Cybersecurity and connectivity company Kordia has become a certified Microsoft Gold Security Competency holder.
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Cloud
Microsoft announces new equity investment in Rubrik
The move will drive go-to-market activities to deliver integrated zero trust data protection solutions built on Microsoft Azure.
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Microsoft 365
McAfee Enterprise integrates with Microsoft Dynamics 365 to strengthen cloud security
MVISION Cloud for Dynamics 365 provides an advanced set of security tools that are delivered via API, enabling holistic security controls across Dynamics 365. 
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Microsoft 365
1 in every 4 companies using Microsoft 365 suffered security breach
User-compromised passwords and phishing attacks were the reason for 62% of all security breaches reported.
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Microsoft
OnePlace launches Solution Profiles for Microsoft 365
OnePlace Solutions has launched Solution Profiles in the OnePlaceMail app for the Microsoft 365 platform.
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Microsoft
Vectra AI identifies top 10 threat detections across Azure AD and Office 365
Security teams must look for signs of malicious activity inside Microsoft environments to detect attacks in their early stages. This will contain threats before they turn into a data breaches.
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Skykick announces upgrade to address over 2000 hours of lost time for ITSPs
Information technology service providers are losing thousands of hours every year due to needless cloud administration, according to SkyKick.