Security in Microsoft Dynamics 365


Data security and privacy have emerged as primary concerns for companies.
Security in Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft works to ensure maximum protection for its customers' data in the cloud, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 meets all the necessary security conditions.
Microsoft's cloud services are based on Microsoft Azure. Azure is operated from more than 100 secure Microsoft data centers worldwide, and each physical data center is protected with stringent security measures.

Microsoft's Cyber Defense Operations Center brings together cybersecurity experts and data scientists in a 24/7 facility to combat threats in real-time. 

Among the critical layers of the Azure security model are:

  • Industry-standard encryption protocols
  • Secure networks and firewalls   
  • Secure keys and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)  
  • Protection against malware and ransomware  
  • Access management with multi-factor authorization 

How does security work in Microsoft Dynamics 365?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is hosted in the secure Azure environment. By adopting a solution from this platform, security, privacy, and compliance are guaranteed. 

Although the data of those who use Microsoft Dynamics 365 is hosted in a center, Microsoft only acts as a guardian and protects the data using encryption. This ensures that company and customer data is only used to provide the agreed services and is never shared with third parties for advertising or marketing.

All Microsoft Dynamics 365 applications offer ways to define and apply access and privileges. These privileges protect access to data and include: 
  • Role-based security - Security is managed by administrators, who distribute access to data and functionalities based on each user's role in the company. Access rights are divided into five levels, ranging from basic to global.  
  • Record-based security - This security measure focuses on access rights to specific records and determines what users can and cannot do with their data. For instance, one user may be allowed to create and delete a record, while another only has access to view them.   
  • Field-based security - If any areas contain sensitive information, you can assign specific security parameters to these individual fields.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides numerous protection features to help keep a company's data safe. However, companies must also proactively address issues by implementing processes and policies to ensure their data is accessed and handled correctly. 

When considering Microsoft Dynamics 365 - or any other cloud solution - it is essential to understand that security in the cloud follows a model of shared responsibility. The client is responsible for endpoint protection, including managing identity and access.   

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