Security Considerations for Upgrading Exchange Server

Security Considerations for Upgrading Exchange Server

If your business’ resources are limited and you are content with Exchange 2003 or 2007, you may see no reason to upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server. However, by prolonging your deployment, you are likely missing out on new capabilities that could benefit your business, including major security, compliance and productivity enhancements.

It makes sense for companies that place high importance on compliance and security to keep up with new releases of Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, and the upcoming Microsoft Exchange server 2013, were designed to accommodate e-discovery and can help organizations lock down access so that users have only the permissions they need.

Upgraded versions of Exchange Server keep your organization safe by enabling you to protect business communications and sensitive information in order to meet internal and regulatory compliance.

  • Includes built-in active protection against viruses, spam and other email threats, so they never reach the computer.
  • Built-in data loss prevention (DLP) features, based on regulatory standards such as PII and PCI, identify, monitor and protect sensitive data and inform users about policy violations before the sensitive data is sent.
  • Use Exchange’s eDiscovery Center to identify, hold, and analyze your organization’s data from Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync on a single interface. The data always remains in place, so you never have to manage a separate store of data.
  • Exchange Server 2010 and 2013 can support other security policies important to your business.

Exchange Server 2010 gives businesses the flexibility to tailor deployment to their unique needs and provides a simplified way to help keep email continuously available for users. ACE IT Solutions can integrate an upgraded version of Microsoft Exchange Server into your network seamlessly and efficiently, so you can take full advantage of all the features designed to simplify and enhance network and user administration and improve security and compliance.

ACE IT Solutions can help you determine the processing power and storage requirements. We will consider your business’ unique needs and to account for any anticipated growth when deploying an upgraded version of Microsoft Exchange Server.