Ensuring the security of our applications and data is of paramount importance. When it comes to building applications, leveraging the power of Office 365 can provide a multitude of security benefits. Office 365, Microsoft’s comprehensive cloud-based productivity suite, offers a robust set of features and tools that not only enhance collaboration and productivity but also prioritize safeguarding sensitive information. From advanced threat protection to data encryption and compliance controls, Office 365 equips developers with a secure foundation to build applications while mitigating risks and fortifying the overall security posture. In this article, we will explore the security benefits that come with using Office 365 as a platform for application development, highlighting the reasons why DynamicPoint has built its AP Invoice Automation (EasyAP365), Employee Expense Management (EasyEXP365) and Portal products on this framework.  

1. Data protection and encryption: Office 365 employs robust data protection measures to safeguard your information. It includes features such as data encryption of emails, documents, and data stored within the platform. These features are imperative especially with DynamicPoint’s portal product, as sharing information with external customers and vendors on an extranet always raises concern. But proper data protection helps protect your sensitive data from unauthorized access and ensures its confidentiality.

2.  Advanced threat protection: Office 365 incorporates advanced threat protection capabilities to detect and mitigate various security risks. Providing features like email filtering, anti-malware, anti-spam, and anti-phishing technologies to help prevent malicious attacks and reduce the risk of security breaches. DynamicPoint’s Invoice Automation (EasyAP365) utilizes these features to ensure only valid invoices are being received to the shared AP inbox.

3. Compliance and regulatory adherence: Office 365 is designed to meet various industry-specific compliance requirements and regulations. Microsoft invests in obtaining and maintaining certifications, such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, GDPR, and others, to ensure that the platform meets rigorous security and privacy standards. By DynamicPoint building applications on Office 365, our customers can leverage these compliance features and ensure our applications adhere to relevant regulations.

4. Identity and access management: Office 365 provides robust identity and access management capabilities through Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). It offers multi-factor authentication (MFA), conditional access policies, identity protection and others to help prevent unauthorized access to your applications and data. Whether you are using our Invoice Automation (EasyAP365), Employee Expense Management (EasyEXP365) or a Customer or Vendor Portal, you can trust the security of your application by ensuring that only authorized users can access the resources.

5. Security monitoring and analytics: Office 365 offers security monitoring and analytics tools, such as the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center and Microsoft Cloud App Security. These tools enable you to monitor and analyze security events, detect suspicious activities, and take appropriate actions to mitigate potential threats. They provide insights into user behavior, data access patterns, and potential security risks, allowing you to proactively address security concerns. Imperperative resources that extend to all of DyamicPoint’s products being they are entirely within the Office 365 ecosystem.

6. Mobile device security: Office 365 includes mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) capabilities. These features enable you to enforce security policies, manage device and application access, and protect corporate data on mobile devices. This is particularly important in today’s mobile-centric work environment, where employees access applications and data from various devices and locations. Nowhere is this more applicable than DynamicPoint’s Employee Expense Management (EasyEXP365) app, where users commonly submit and manage their expenses from their mobile device.

7. Ongoing security updates and patches: Microsoft regularly releases security updates and patches for Office 365 to address known vulnerabilities and protect against emerging threats. By building applications on Office 365, DynamicPoint benefits from these ongoing updates, ensuring that our applications remain secure and up to date with the latest security enhancements.

By leveraging the security features and capabilities offered by Office 365, DynamicPoint has enhanced the security of our applications and protected our customer’s data from various threats, contributing to a more secure and reliable environment for our customers. To learn more about the security benefits of using Office 365 to build applications, visit our website.