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Microsoft Security Proof of Concept

The Microsoft Security Proof of Concept (PoC) is a three-day engagement that enables your customers to get hands-on experiences with the latest Microsoft 365 security technologies and advice from security experts to strengthen their organizations’ security posture against the latest cybersecurity threats.

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Help customers experience the benefits of Microsoft 365 security technologies to protect identities, data, applications, and devices.

An end-to-end security solution

Microsoft provides a truly holistic approach to technology, enabling organizations to protect identities, data, applications, and devices across on-premises, cloud, and mobile platforms end-to-end. Microsoft 365 delivers on this promise—and empowers organizations to digitally transform—by unifying user productivity and enterprise security tools into a single suite that enables the modern workplace and helps enterprises secure corporate data and manage risk in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world.

Accessing Security PoC labs


Day 2 labs

Help PoC participants understand key security scenarios through hands-on experience in the following labs:

  • Getting Started with Azure Active Directory – Cloud-Based Multi-Factor Authentication and Self-Service Password Reset
  • Deploying Microsoft Information Protection Technologies to Protect Sensitive Data: Azure Information Protection (AIP)
  • Introduction to Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Attack Discovery and Investigation with Azure Advanced Threat Protection

Request labs through the Microsoft hands-on labs website.

Note: Be sure to plan in advance—it takes up to four days to prepare labs.

Day 3 labs

The Microsoft Threat Protection lab provides a deeply technical, hands-on exploration of how an integrated and automated incident response can be a powerful tool for security teams. The lab walks through how to set up an environment with best-in-class Microsoft email security and endpoint security services, and demonstrates how they work together to ensure organizations are protected from advanced attack campaigns. The lab is provided by Range Force.

  • Request labs through Range Force.
  • Be sure to plan in advance—it takes up to seven days to prepare labs.
  • Tailor the pathway to your customer scenario.
  • You can request a shared instance for testing before delivering a dedicated lab; specify “requesting access to demo/test instance” in comments.

Guided agenda

Score-based framework Security posture insights Guidance to increase security levelDay 3Day 2Day 1Microsoft 365 Security Assessment Secure Score moduleAzure Active Directory Presentation and hands-on labAzure Information Protection Presentation and hands-on labMicrosoft Threat Protection Presentation and hands-on labRecommendations and next stepsMicrosoft Cloud App Security Presentation and hands-on labAzure Advanced Threat Protection Presentation and hands-on lab

What’s your customers’ security posture?

Security is the number-one focus and priority for organizations today. Protecting your customers’ organizations continues to be increasingly difficult as employees use their own devices and applications at work, and data flows into and out of businesses in a variety of ways. As the attack surface has broadened, attacks have also become more sophisticated and more damaging. Today’s security leaders must balance these challenges with business needs to collaborate, innovate, and grow.

Microsoft cloud-powered, intelligent security solutions help protect users and data. What makes Microsoft different from other cloud providers and even other security providers is the presence of more than 3,500 security professionals, together with intelligence informed by trillions of sources, so we can help you make smarter decisions and remediate faster. Your customers can benefit from security investments that deliver protection on a global scale, built on enterprise-class technology, with built-in capabilities and resources.

What can you do?

This Security Proof of Concept is focused on your customers’ specific security needs. As part of the experience, you’ll provide a Microsoft 365 security roadmap focused on your customers’ objectives and requirements, with recommendations on how to strengthen their security posture. ​From there, you’ll conduct a hands-on deep dive through labs that explore Microsoft 365 security technologies—and how they can help protect identities, data, applications, and devices . Your customers will get to apply the learnings and guidance from cybersecurity experts to increase their security levels.

Potential benefits to customers

  • Receiving a Microsoft 365 security roadmap aligned to their objectives and requirements, and prioritizing the implementation of key features based on their IT and business context.
  • Training for security professionals about how to successfully implement Microsoft 365 security products through hands-on labs.
  • Providing an in-depth look at how integrated and automated incident response can be a powerful tool for their security teams.

Customer targeting scenarios

The Security POC is designed to address:

  • Microsoft 365 E5 upsell opportunities.
  • Windows, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security E5 opportunities may qualify, but focus must be on facilitating full Microsoft 365 E5 opportunities.

Partner funding eligibility

If you meet the following requirements, you may be eligible for up to US$10,000 in funding per engagement.

  • ECIF-approved
  • Recommended competencies: Windows & Devices, Cloud Productivity, Enterprise Mobility

Note: Start and end dates for all engagements must be within the current Microsoft fiscal year. End dates within 90 days of the end of the fiscal year are preferred.