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August 2, 2023 |

SaaS Alerts Launches Fortify for Configuring and Securing Microsoft 365 Tenants

The new functionality will enable MSPs to apply Microsoft security recommendations across all their customers more efficiently.

SaaS Alerts has launched Fortify, a tool within the company’s SaaS security platform designed to expedite the application of Microsoft security recommendations, enabling MSPs to improve customers’ Microsoft secure scores and overall security posture. The tool allows MSPs to implement Microsoft’s security recommendations across all their customers in minutes, according to SaaS Alerts.

Built into the Manage module of the platform, Fortify “allows MSPs to assess their customers’ 365 tenant, understand the security score, and then there’s approximately 30-plus actions they can take right now to modify the tenant to comply with industry best practices,” says Jim Lippie (pictured), CEO of SaaS Alerts. Actions include things like: “automatic forwarding to external domains shall be disabled” and “configure which users are allowed to present in teams meetings.”

“It’s going to help MSPs better protect their customers, and it’s going help MSPs save a ton of time,” Lippie notes.

Fortify can serve as a comparative tool as well. It enables an MSP to take a customer’s Microsoft secure score and benchmark it against similar-sized companies. This comparison allows the MSP to evaluate a customer’s security posture relative to its industry peers.

In addition, MSPs can utilize Fortify’s Organization Vulnerability Assessment reports, enabling MSPs to share Microsoft secure scores with customers and contrast them with the advised security protocols. With that data, MSPs can encourage their customers to enhance their security posture by upgrading their Microsoft licenses accordingly.

Lippie says the Fortify functionality is something partners have been requesting on the company’s weekly open forum. “One of the things that we pride ourselves in is we listen to our MSP partners and we let them drive our roadmap for the most part.”

With the addition of Fortify to the platform, on the heels of the April release of Unify, which provides visibility between SaaS applications and end-user devices using RMM agents, “there’s six different feature sets that we now combine into a single platform,” Lippie says.

Fortify is in beta now and will be released to all current partners on Thursday, and will be generally available on August 15, Lippie says, adding that there is no cost for existing partners; new partners as of Oct. 1 will be charged an incremental fee for Fortify.

Looking ahead, Lippie says SaaS Alerts will have a “big release in December as well” that has been under development the last six months. While he declined to provide details, he did say, “It’ll allow MSPs to take a more comprehensive look at the entire SaaS ecosystem.”


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