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AppRiver Offers Guidance for MSPs, Resellers on Benefits of Microsoft 365


Deciphering the ins and outs of Microsoft’s newest offering, Microsoft 365, can be a daunting task for managed service providers (MSPs).

 

AppRiver is up for the challenge.

 

The leading cloud cybersecurity and productivity provider today released a complimentary whitepaper titled, “Microsoft 365: A New Era of Opportunity.” This paper will help MSPs, consultants and resellers not only sell subscriptions, but also educate clients and support the new infrastructure.

 

“Partners, their clients and IT professionals should think of Microsoft 365 as a practice, not a product,” said Scott Paul, Senior Director - Microsoft Alliance for AppRiver. “While Microsoft 365 will have a significant impact on business users, it will be an entire shift in how IT administrators manage technology and their users. In turn, partners need to take a different approach when presenting Microsoft 365 to clients.”

 

A subscription-based solution, Microsoft 365 incorporates important elements of Office 365 into a larger package that allows access to Azure Active Directory, Intune and other mobile device management tools with Windows 10-as-a-Service, alongside enterprise-level mobility and security. Microsoft 365 is the applications, management tools and the operating system combined as one.

 

Microsoft 365 radically changes the security footprint and foundation. With Microsoft 365, all the pieces work in concert and receive structured updates that are compatible with the entire stack. Microsoft has made massive investments in AI and machine learning to make security more intuitive and automatic.

 

In conjunction with AppRiver’s other cybersecurity services, such as premium spam & virus filtering, email encryption, web threat protection, and secure archiving, channel partners can offer customers true layered protection wrapped around a secure productivity and collaboration platform. This powerful combination can bring peace of mind to professional customers as cyberattacks grow more commonplace and regulatory requirements become stricter.

 

AppRiver offers a number of complimentary courses and materials that make the task less overwhelming and more manageable. As a long-standing trusted resource for Microsoft solutions, AppRiver functions as a Microsoft interpreter, helping to decipher Microsoft’s marketing language and support documentation for MSPs, consultants and resellers.

 

“The big takeaway is that Microsoft 365 outperforms legacy operating systems with a secure, modern approach that extracts the best of Microsoft’s new security capabilities,” Paul said. “Partners can help clients protect their enterprise at every turn, from configuring and maintaining Microsoft 365 to providing the education, supplemental security software, and backup and recovery solutions.”

 

For more information for partners, and to access this whitepaper click here.

 

 

About AppRiver

 

AppRiver provides cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity services to over 67,000 companies worldwide. Launched in 2002, the company uses advanced proprietary technology and machine learning in combination with expert human analysts to block phishing, spear-phishing, business email compromise, and other forms of malware before they reach customer networks. AppRiver also provides web-based malware protection, email encryption, secure archiving, and email continuity solutions. Recognizing that user email is the largest area of vulnerability, AppRiver established itself among the world’s top providers of Office 365 and Secure Hosted Exchange solutions. All services are offered on a pay-as-you-go basis and are backed by award-winning 24/7 white-glove Phenomenal Care® customer service. AppRiver is headquartered in Gulf Breeze, Florida and maintains offices in Georgia, Texas, Canada, Switzerland and Spain. For more information, please visit www.appriver.com.