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Unpacking the June 2020 Quarterly Exchange Updates

Enhancing Exchange Online Security with the June 2020 Quarterly Updates
As a Cloud Architect, I understand the importance of cloud security. Microsoft is continuously working to provide the best cloud security options for their customers. The June 2020 Quarterly Exchange Online updates provide customers with the latest security enhancements, making it easier to protect the organization’s data and users. In this blog post, I will cover the key security updates included in this release and how they can help customers maintain a secure Exchange Online environment.

Modern Authentication Enhancements
Modern Authentication (MA) is a method for authenticating users to Exchange Online that provides improved security and a better end user experience. With the June 2020 Quarterly Exchange Online updates, MA is now enabled for all Exchange Online users by default. This is a great step forward for customers as it helps protect user accounts from malicious actors and provides a more streamlined authentication process for users.

Multi-factor Authentication
Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) is an important security feature that helps protect users and their data. With the June 2020 Quarterly Exchange Online updates, Microsoft has improved the MFA experience for end users by allowing them to authenticate with their Microsoft account or an organization’s identity provider (IdP) when accessing Exchange Online. This ensures that users can easily access their accounts while still being protected from malicious actors.

Azure AD Identity Protection
Azure AD Identity Protection (Azure AD IP) is a cloud-based security service that helps protect users and their data by detecting and blocking suspicious activity. With the June 2020 Quarterly Exchange Online updates, customers can now enable Azure AD IP for their Exchange Online users. This helps protect users from malicious actors, ensuring that their data is secure.

Data Loss Prevention
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a valuable security feature that helps protect organizations from data loss and data leakage. With the June 2020 Quarterly Exchange Online updates, Microsoft has improved the DLP experience for customers by allowing them to configure DLP policies in the Exchange Admin Center. This provides customers with more granular control over their DLP policies, allowing them to customize their settings to meet their specific needs.

Advanced Threat Protection
Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is an important security feature that helps protect organizations from advanced threats and ransomware. With the June 2020 Quarterly Exchange Online updates, Microsoft has made it easier for customers to configure their ATP settings in the Exchange Admin Center. This provides customers with more control over their ATP settings, allowing them to customize their settings to meet their specific needs.

Conclusion
The June 2020 Quarterly Exchange Online updates provide customers with the latest security enhancements, making it easier to protect their data and users. With the improvements to Modern Authentication, Multi-factor Authentication, Azure AD Identity Protection, Data Loss Prevention, and Advanced Threat Protection, customers can ensure that their Exchange Online environment is secure and their data is protected.
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Released: June 2020 Quarterly Exchange Updates

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