When it comes to your business, you can never be too prepared. With your business and countless others across the globe working from home, security risks are at an all-time high. You’ve installed security software and read up on best practices, but you want to be sure that you have the best coverage for you and your team.
The Microsoft Modern Office suite has the features you need. With multiple patching, device monitoring, and asset management tools, this platform is perfect for ongoing network security.
In this guide, we’re going to explain what Modern Office’s patch, device, and asset management tools are, how they can benefit your business, and how WheelHouse IT can help your company stay successful and secure while working from home.
What is Modern Office Patching, Device Monitoring, and Asset Management?
With Modern Office, patch and device management for all your Windows devices is easy. Patch management consists of scanning laptops, desktops, mobile devices, or other devices on your business’s network for missing software updates and deploying those patches as soon as they become available. This is done using a tool called Windows Patch Manager.
Having patch management features will significantly increase your network's security. Many cyberattacks utilize known vulnerabilities to steal data and cause disruptions for your business. By patching these known vulnerabilities, you can effectively secure your network—no matter where you’re working from.
The Modern Office suite also includes device monitoring and management, which is designed to help keep you and your employees’ devices secure, current, and ready for any potential threats.
These different features and services all work together to create a comprehensive suite of features designed to keep your devices and applications running at maximum efficiency.
How Will Modern Office Patching, Device Monitoring, and Asset Management Benefit Your Business?
Modern Office’s set of patching, device monitoring, and asset management features can benefit your business in a number of ways, especially with your team working from home. Let’s take a look at this feature suite’s biggest perks for your company.
Automatic Update Patches
The entire Windows patch management process can be automated with the Automated Patch Deployment (APD) feature, which means you don't need to go to every computer and check whether every missing patch was downloaded. This is especially advantageous for a remote team because all employees will have access to the patches right away. Windows patch management tools also generate reports for you to confirm that updates and patches have been properly deployed across all devices.
You can also manage your Windows patches with Patch Manager Plus, which works for both Active Directory-based and workgroup-based networks.
Get Device Risk Alerts
With Modern Office, you can also get real-time alerts about breach activity and other threats on your devices from Microsoft Defender ATP. The Microsoft 365 security center monitors these alerts, notifying you about everything from high-risk breaches to smaller-scale issues.
Monitor the Status of Intune-Managed Devices
If your business also uses Microsoft Modern Office’s Intune platform, you can receive reports with data about Intune-managed devices. These reports include information on device compliance and malware. As an administrator, this can help you keep tabs on any potential issues across your entire device network.
Get System Health Status Reports
Windows device and asset management also allows you to view the System Health Status report, which is based on the number of missing patches in your system. This number is monitored by the Windows patch management tool and it gives you another view of your overall system health.
How Can WheelHouse IT Help Your Business Set Up These Network Safety Features?
At WheelHouse IT, we want to see your business succeed through these uncertain times (and beyond). We have a dedicated and experienced team of managed IT professionals who can help you navigate this new, modern workplace and help you implement Microsoft Modern Office patching, device monitoring, and asset management features for your business.
Work with a team that is knowledgeable and has experience with Modern Office by getting in touch with us today. Microsoft Modern Office patch, device, and asset management features make maintaining the security and integrity of your applications, devices, networks, and overall business simple as you continue to work remotely—and WheelHouse IT has the experts to help you implement it effectively.
Let’s work together to make sure your business remains as effective, productive, and secure as possible.