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Microsoft Adds Office 365 Security Policy Advisor Service

March 01, 2019 / Todd R. Weiss

Microsoft has introduced a new Security Policy Advisor service to make it easier for enterprise IT managers to create and manage security policies for users of Office 365. The advisor service, which was announced by Jared Spataro, a Microsoft 365 corporate vice president, in a recent post on the Microsoft 365 Blog, aims to provide streamlined management tools that will simplify the steps needed to set security policies inside companies for employees, apps, devices and data. "Securing your users has never been more important, or more difficult," wrote Spataro. "For many, it’s become a scramble to simply stay ahead of the latest threats. And all too often the complexity and variety of the security solutions themselves only adds to your burden." Security Policy Advisor, which is now in public preview, is the first in what will be a series of security tools to help bolster the apps in Microsoft's Office 365 ProPlus subscription office suite offerings, wrote Sp...