UK Ministry of Defense Signs Deal with Microsoft for Extra Security in the Cloud

November 10, 2016

Microsoft has just announced that it signed a deal with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense to provide them with access to Microsoft Cloud, as well as to Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection and Customer Lockbox from a Microsoft U.K. data center.

Obviously, Microsoft used this occasion to praise its services, citing Mike Stone, chief digital and information officer (CDIO) at the Ministry of Defense, as saying that Redmond provides “world-class reliability and performance in a way that fits perfectly with their digital transformation agenda.”

A total of 95,000 mail accounts used by the Ministry of Defense will be protected by Microsoft technology with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, the company said, explaining that employees will have permanent access to data without compromising security in any way.

“The MOD chose Microsoft cloud technologies to support our transition to a more cost-effective, modern and agile organization. Microsoft offers the security, privacy, control and transparency that meets our stringent criteria for cloud services—all available from data centers in the U.K. Additional cloud-based services such as Advanced Threat Protection provide us with complementary capabilities to keep our employees productive and our network secure,” Stone said.

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