As 2019 begins, Microsoft continues to launch developments and packages that improve security and give users greater insights into their working habits to help improve their productivity.
Microsoft launch two new security suites
On 1 February 2019, Microsoft will launch two new security-focused suites to customers these were announced in a blog by Ron Markezich, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365. The new offerings are Identity & Threat Protection and Information Protection & Compliance. These have been introduced to allow customers a simpler and more affordable route to purchase Microsoft’s premium security products.
The two bundles will include existing security products which had previously only been available as part of flagship suites, such as Microsoft 365 E5.
The new suites include:
Identity & Threat Protection.
- Microsoft Cloud App Security
- Azure Active Directory Plan 2
- Azure Advanced Threat Protection
- Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
- Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection Plan 2 (Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection + Office 365 Threat Intelligence)
Information Protection & Compliance.
- Azure Information Protection P2
- Office 365 Advanced Compliance (Advanced eDiscovery, Advanced Data Governance, Customer Key, and Privileged Access Management)
These new suites will not affect the price or construction of any existing Microsoft offering such as Microsoft 365 E5.