On episode 31, Chuck and Brian walk us through the recent Microsoft Exchange Hack (an attack on on-premise Exchange servers) – and why you’re safer in the cloud.
Microsoft Exchange Hack: Why You Should Be Using Cloud Email
Hundreds of thousands of on-premise Exchange servers were affected by the recent hack – and even with the patch available, there are still almost a hundred thousand servers left vulnerable.
Effects On-Premise Exchange Only
Versions 2013, 2016, and 2019 (and would also effect anything earlier as those are no longer under support)
On-Premise Servers vs. Microsoft 365 (3:48)
An on-premise server requires ongoing support and maintenance that comes as a cost. You’ll also need a good patch policy in place.
With Microsoft 365, your monthly subscription includes automatic updates that Microsoft handles, taking a huge responsibility off of your plate.
Microsoft 365 also opens up more security options (5:29):
- Legal Hold
There may be a small difference in the time it takes for you to see an email come through from your on-premise solution vs. your Microsoft 365. We’ve helped move hundreds of companies over to Microsoft 365, and while the adjustment usually goes unnoticed, here’s why it happens – and it’s worth the delay.
You should always evaluate your costs. It’s important to understand what the cost really means when you’re comparing these two.
On-premise servers include mostly upfront costs. Once you’ve addressed the costs, the idea is that you don’t have them anymore. That’s only partially true. With Microsoft 365, it’s a monthly cost, and all the functionality and features that you need are included.
OneDrive with Microsoft 365 (16:50)
Every user gets a dedicated 1TB of OneDrive space. It acts as workstation backup – which brings huge benefits to your business.
Automation Benefits with Microsoft 365 (19:02)
The Winner? (20:50)
It’s a no brainer.