Explore your security options
Surface and security – a match made in heaven. And if you consider that Microsoft develops and services every layer of every Surface device – from chip to cloud – itself, you’ll understand why. The result is far-reaching control, proactive protection and peace of mind, no matter where or how you do your job.
Surface uses Microsoft’s strongest security protocols, with streamlined management that makes life easier for the IT department and helps users focus on their work.
So, what next-level security features will you find on Surface? We’ve listed some of the highlights:
- Reduced threats down to the boot and firmware level. Because Surface doesn’t rely on third-party source code, you can minimise the risk of firmware-level attacks with Microsoft Endpoint Manager.
- Data encryption with TPM 2.0. A discrete TPM chip implements a sandboxed environment for storing passwords, PINs and certificates.
- Real-time, proactive protection. Protect your device against global threats in real time and receive automatic updates at scale with Microsoft Defender ATP.
- Break free from passwords. Biometric authentication is secure and can be performed with Windows Hello or with the fingerprint sensor found on certain models.
The effort put into developing Surface and its security features has delivered clear-cut results. Research agency Forrester Consulting recently determined that Surface users experience up to 20% fewer security breaches (see: https://docs.microsoft.com/nl-nl/surface/forrester-tei-study). And that’s not the only interesting metric worth mentioning: companies have also managed to cut down on costs by phasing out third-party solutions, lowering the total spend on endpoint security by up to 17%. What’s more, mobile device management costs are also down by 14.4%. For a closer look at these results, please refer to Forrester Consulting’s study report.
Going the extra mile: Microsoft Surface warranty and protection plans
Safety and security come in many guises. But to protect your investment in Surface as fully as possible and arm yourself against data loss, the Microsoft Surface warranty and protection plans are an option well worth considering. One of the most interesting features of these plans is the option to keep a hold of your SSD, with several Surface models allowing you to remove the SSD and send in the device in the event of a technical issue. You will then be sent a replacement device with a new SSD, while reducing the chance that your organization’s valuable data are made public. More information about the various options can be found here.
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