Jun 2, 2021   |   Douglas Gantenbein

Microsoft Digital builds a better wide area network with Microsoft Azure

Wide area networks (WANs) allow far-flung coworkers to share files and other resources, reduce the complexity of connecting people, and centralize IT infrastructure. On the downside, existing WANs can be challenging and even intrusive to set up, are prone to security breaches, and are difficult to manage. Now, a team in Microsoft Digital—the organization that...

Apr 22, 2021   |   Jason Kellington

Sharing how Microsoft now secures its network with a Zero Trust model

Editor’s note: We’ve republished this blog with a new companion video. Safeguarding corporate resources is a high priority for any business, but how does Microsoft protect a network perimeter that extends to thousands of global endpoints accessing corporate data and services 24 hours a day, seven days a week? It’s all about communication, collaboration, and...

Apr 20, 2021   |   Cody Bay

New Microsoft smart building in Israel showcases the workplace of the future

If you want to peek at what workplaces of the future will look like, look no further than a new Microsoft smart building that just opened in Herzliya, Israel. The building is a hotbed of experimentation in real estate technology that’s helping inform the company’s real estate planning around the world. The 46,000 square meter...

Mar 30, 2021   |   Douglas Gantenbein

Finding rogue access points on the Microsoft corporate network

Finding rogue access points on Microsoft’s network has become an important mission inside the company. Wireless gadgets have come to all but dominate the IT world. Employees within Microsoft, and many other large corporations, regularly bring in their own wireless devices. Bringing in a home office wireless router or a wireless speaker system might seem...

Dec 14, 2020   |   Mark Skorupa

Microsoft’s digital security team answers your Top 10 questions on Zero Trust

Our internal digital security team at Microsoft spends a fair amount of time talking to enterprise customers who face similar challenges when it comes to managing and securing a globally complex enterprise using a Zero Trust security model. While every organization is unique, and Zero Trust isn’t a “one size fits all” approach, nearly every...

Apr 29, 2020   |   Aleenah Ansari

Using a Zero Trust strategy to secure Microsoft’s network during remote work

Microsoft’s cloud-first strategy enables most Microsoft employees to directly access applications and services via the internet, but remote workers still use the company’s virtual private network (VPN) to access some corporate resources and applications when they’re outside of the office. This became increasingly apparent when Microsoft prepared for its employees to work remotely in response...

Mar 13, 2020   |   Aleenah Ansari

How Microsoft is transforming the way it fights security threats

The Microsoft Digital Security and Resilience (DSR) team is committed to protecting customer and employee data every day. This is underpinned by a Zero Trust strategy, supported by new analysis methods for identity compromise, and reinforced by security training and awareness campaigns. Bret Arsenault, corporate vice president and chief information security officer at Microsoft, and...