Technology Record - Issue 23: Winter 21/22

41 We asked selected Microsoft partners how they are using the organisation’s cloud technologies alongside services such as Windows 11 to deliver highly secure and compliant products that empower workforces Partner perspectives Rohana Meade President and CEO of Synergy Technical “The release of Windows 11 represents a massive step forward in securing Windows workstations. It was very clear to us after implementing Windows 11 that securing endpoints is the number one priority for Microsoft. The new operating system raises the security baseline by turning on key security features by default, including secure boot and BitLocker device encryption. While some of the security baselines have specific hardware requirements like TPM 2.0, these changes represent an important step forward in providing end-to-end security across the enterprise. Enterprises should prioritise their Windows 11 rollouts to increase their security posture.” “In the cloud distribution industry, security and protection are fundamental elements throughout the service provision spectrum. Both direct and indirect managed service providers must constantly work toward embedding security in their operations. To this end, the platform upgrades its security features by introducing advanced marketplace functionalities, such as Single Sign-On via Active Directory and Role-Based Access Control. With the right combination of access rights and security practices, we advance the protection of daily transactions for all users. Clearly, such levels of security give channel partners and end users a heightened sense of protection, especially when combined with the robust security features of Windows 11.” Athanasios Maragkos Platform Product Manager at