Microsoft 365 (former Secure Productive Enterprise)

In a modern workplace, employees are always connected and always on the move. They have more devices with more data, and they expect modern tools to support collaboration. To support these requirements, IT needs a solution to help protect data, manage the growing number of mobile devices, unify environments that span operating systems, and enable seamless collaboration across all devices.

Microsoft 365 is a solution which enables your employees to work securely on the go from virtually anywhere and with any device – no matter whose device it is and which operating system it is running. At the same time, it gives your IT much more control with easy-to-use online administration tools. A win-win situation.


  • Licensing solution for secure mobile working and collaboration
  • Licensing per User (User Subscription License)
  • Three licensing options in an EA: Add-on, From SA USL, Full USL
  • Windows Enterprise E3 / E5 as an option to transition a Windows device license into a user license
  • Security and compliance add-on packages provide more flexibility

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Office 365 Enterprise, Enterprise Mobility + Security and Windows 10 Enterprise – Microsoft 365 is a comprehensive, intelligent and secure solution that perfectly combines the benefits of these components. Our eBook provides you with a detailed overview of the most useful apps and services included in the Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 and E5 plans. Learn about what Microsoft 365 Enterprise can do for your business.

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Microsoft 365 Enterprise (ideal for 300+ users or advanced needs)

Microsoft 365 Enterprise is a user-based subscription license available through the  Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) and  Microsoft Products & Services Agreement (MPSA) and via  Microsoft Cloud Solutions by COMPAREX. It comes with two different Enterprise plans. It includes  Office 365 Enterprise E3 (or E5),  Enterprise Mobility + Security E3 (or E5) and  Windows Enterprise E3 (or E5). The combination of these three offerings empowers users with best-in-class productivity tools across devices while supporting IT security and control. Microsoft 365 E5 offers additional security and voice features plus analytics tools. Alternatively, the security and compliance Add-On packages are available for customers that don’t need the full features of Microsoft 365 E5.


Office 365

 Office 365 is your Office from the cloud – but it is also much more than that. In Office 365 E3 and E5, Office 365 ProPlus is included, which is your known Office suite (with Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) that can be installed on up to 5 PCs per licensed user.

Additionally, it allows the use of Office mobile apps on up to 5 smartphones and 5 tablets (meaning a maximum of 15 installations). Additionally, Office 365 E3 and E5 include the Office servers as Online Services: Exchange Online,  SharePoint Online,  Skype for Business Online/  Teams plus online storage in OneDrive for Business. Customers can decide if they want to use the Online Services or if users should access on premises servers. Each Licensed User assigned a Microsoft 365 E3/E5 User licenses may also install any number of copies of Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, and Skype for Business Server on any Server dedicated to the customer’s use (not available via Microsoft Cloud Solutions provided by COMPAREX). Thanks to CAL-equivalent use rights, every user licensed with M365 E3 or E5 may access those server installations. For server licenses that were purchased separately, these users also have CAL-equivalent access rights.

Furthermore, Office 365 E5 offers a broad range of Analytics, Security and Enterprise Voice features like  Power BI Pro, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection and Phone System and others.

Also, Office 365 comes with additional online services to boost productivity and collaboration, for example Yammer, Teams, Forms, Sway and many more.

If you’re interested to learn more about these applications,  download our Book today.


Enterprise Mobility + Security

Meet the security challenges of today in the light of omnipresent cyber threats that are growing in number, severity and sophistication every year.  Enterprise Mobility + Security is a cloud-based security solution that integrates Identity and Access Management, Mobile Application (MAM) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions with security solutions for information protection and threat management. It perfectly integrates with  Office 365 and  Windows 10 so your users can get the best possible modern workplace experience while at the same time your IT gets an easy-to-manage, comprehensive security solution. The bundle consists of Azure Active Directory Premium, Microsoft Intune, Azure Information Protection, Advanced Threat Analytics Cloud App Security and Azure Advanced Threat Protection (some only included in E5 or an Add-On package).

Be sure you know what is happening within your network by identifying suspicious user and device activity with built-in intelligence and clear, relevant threat information. A clear attack timeline feed helps you to act very quickly. Advanced Threat Analytics is included in E3 and E5.

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is an identity and access management-as-a-service (IDaaS) solution that combines single sign on capabilities to any cloud and on-premises application with advanced protection. Multi-Factor authentication can add an additional security layer. Plan 1 is included in E3, Plan 2 in E5.

Azure Advanced Threat Protection monitors user, device, and resource behaviors and detects anomalies right away. Using built-in adaptive intelligence, you gain fast insight into advanced threats both on-premises and in the cloud. Only included in E5.

Control and help secure email, documents, and sensitive data that you share inside and outside your company with Azure Information Protection with classification, embedded labels or permissions. Your data is protected at all times, regardless of where it’s stored or with whom it’s shared. Plan 1 is included in E3, Plan 2 in E5.

Intune is a diverse set of tools for managing complex mobile environments from a single, unified mobile solution. The innovative combination of Mobile Application Management and Device Management options gives you flexibility in managing your mobile productivity. In connection with Windows Autopilot, you can easily set up new devices and apply policies to them automatically. Included in E3 and E5.

Cloud App Security identifies all cloud applications (approved and unapproved) in your network—from all devices—and provides risk scoring and ongoing risk assessment and analytics. Identify more than 15,000 apps and assess risk based on 60 different parameters, including regulatory compliance. Only included in E5 or the Identity & Threat Protection Add-On package.

If you want to learn more, download our free eBook  here.


Windows 10

Many companies are still using Windows 7 for which extended support will end on January 14, 2020. After that date, companies that have not upgraded to a newer version of the operating system, will be exposed to high security risks. Windows 10 tackles the demand of today’s workforce for the latest technology and working from anywhere. Additionally, it helps you to address security concerns with solutions built right into the operating system. It has been developed to protect data, devices and identities of the largest and most demanding companies and governments throughout the world. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (part of Microsoft 365 E5 or Identity & Threat Protection Add-On) provides preventative protection, detects attacks and zero-day exploits, and gives you centralized management for your end-to-end security lifecycle. With Windows as a Service you will always stay up to date. New feature updates will be released every 6 months.

A servicing channel for every need:

  • The Windows Insider Program provides you with the opportunity to test and provide feedback on features that will be shipped in the next feature update.
  • The Semi-Annual Channel provides new functionality with twice-per-year feature update releases, usually in March and September.
  • The Long-term Servicing Channel is intended for specialized systems—such as PCs that control medical equipment, point-of-sale systems, and ATMs—that often require a longer servicing option because of their purpose.

Want to learn more about Windows 10 and what’s included? Download our free  Microsoft 365 eBook.


Security & Compliance Add-On packages

If you don’t need all the features of Microsoft 365 E5 (e.g. Enterprise Voice or Analytics) but want to profit from the advanced security and compliance features, you can choose to add a security and/or compliance bundle to your Microsoft 365 E3 subscription.

See what’s included below:

The package combines best-of-breed security offerings spanning  Office 365, Windows 10 and  EM+S ATP plus Cloud App Security and Azure Active Directory Premium.

This offer combines Azure Information Protection with the Office 365 Advanced Compliance Suite.

Your Benefits

  • Comprehensive and powerful solutions for integrated security & compliance
  • Cost savings over buying multiple standalone offers 
  • Easier purchase, deployment, and adoption of security value
  • No need to buy the full Microsoft 365 E5 plan

If you want to learn more about these components, download our  Microsoft 365 Enterprise plans eBook today.

Microsoft 365 Business (for < 300 users)

For small businesses with no or few IT professionals Microsoft 365 Business can be a very attractive solution. With increasing globalization, a constantly growing number of mobile devices and new, highly advanced security threats Microsoft 365 Business is one single solution that can help businesses meet many of the mentioned challenges. 

  • Helps companies achieve more together by better connecting employees, customers and suppliers.
  • Empowers employees to get work done from anywhere, on any device.
  • Protects company data across devices with always-on security.
  • Simplifies the set-up and management of employee devices and services with a single IT console.

Microsoft 365 Business makes it easy to manage devices. When you set up your Microsoft 365 Business tenant you select app protection, and device configuration settings. These settings determine the policies that are applied automatically to devices when they join Azure Active Directory. Microsoft 365 Business brings together best-in-class productivity tools, security and device management capabilities for small to mid-size businesses for up to 300 users. It is available via  Cloud Solutions by COMPAREX.

For details on what features are included, please check the complete service description here.

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