First published on CloudBlogs on Jul 07, 2016
Securing productivity, collaboration and enterprise data is critically important as organizations digitally transform. Microsoft is committed to delivering a new approach to secure this transition as evidenced
, again at
, and now today with the announcement of our new
Secure Productive Enterprise
Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite
(EMS) provides an identity-driven security solution that offers a holistic approach to the security challenges in this mobile-first, cloud-first era. Our technologies not only help you
your organization but also
before they cause damage:
Protect at the “front door”
Our solution starts with identity protection capabilities to secure access at the “front door” of your company’s apps and data.
Azure Active Directory Identity Protection
leverages billions of signals to provide risk-based conditional access to your applications and critical company data, including the option of multi-factor authentication. We also help you manage and protect privileged accounts with
Azure Active Directory Privileged Identity Management
so you can discover, restrict and monitor privileged identities and their access to resources.
Protect your data from user mistakes
We provide deep visibility into user and data activity, so you can protect your company when users make poor choices as they work with critical company data.
Microsoft Cloud App Security
provides visibility and controls for cloud apps, including popular SaaS apps like Box, Salesforce, ServiceNow, and of course Office 365. With the new
Azure Information Protection
, we have brought together classification and labeling with persistent data protection to enable secure file sharing, internally and externally. Finally, Microsoft
Intune Mobile App Management (MAM)
helps you prevent data loss on mobile devices, with the unique ability to manage the Office mobile apps without requiring device enrollment.
Detect attacks before they cause damage
As more organizations move to an assume breach posture, we help you identify attackers in your organization using innovative behavioral analytics and anomaly detection technologies―on-premises with
Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics
and in the cloud with
Azure Active Directory
Cloud App Security
. Our threat intelligence is enhanced with the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph driven by vast datasets and machine learning in the cloud.
With the addition and expansion of these innovative and holistic security solutions, we are renaming the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to
Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)
to more accurately communicate its value. We are also announcing a new expanded EMS E5 plan. This is described in the graphic below and will be available in Q4 calendar year 2016 in line with the new Secure Productive Enterprise plans announced today.
Here are the changes in more detail:
Enterprise Mobility Suite becomes Enterprise Mobility + Security
a. The existing Enterprise Mobility Suite becomes Enterprise Mobility + Security E3, with no change for existing EMS customers.
b. A new expanded plan will be generally available in Q4 2016 and known as Enterprise Mobility + Security E5.
Azure Active Directory Premium
a. The existing Azure AD Premium becomes Azure AD Premium P1, with no change for existing customers.
b. Azure AD Premium P2, generally available later in Q3 2016, includes all the capabilities in Azure AD Premium P1 as well as the new Identity Protection and Privileged Identity Management capabilities.
Azure Rights Management + Secure Islands becomes Azure Information Protection
a. The existing Azure Rights Management Premium becomes Azure Information Protection Premium P1, generally available in Q4 2016, with no change for existing Azure RMS customers.
b. The P2 offer adds automatic classification, on top of the manual classification, labeling and everything else included in P1.
We thank our customers and partners for their support of EMS to date. In just two years, EMS has grown to lead the market with over 27,000 enterprise customers and more than 1/3 of the Fortune 500 now onboard. We look forward to this new chapter together. To learn more about Enterprise Mobility + Security, visit sessions CE221, CE222 and CE223 at WPC this week, or check them out on demand at