As a managed service provider, Next2IT is aware of the recent announcement by Microsoft concerning its new enforcement system for persistently vulnerable Exchange servers. Microsoft has decided to address the security risks associated with running unsupported or unpatched Exchange servers by implementing a transport-based enforcement system in Exchange Online – Link to details here. This system will progressively throttle, and eventually block, email messages sent from unsupported or unpatched servers to Exchange Online. To ensure your business email continues to function smoothly and securely, Next2IT is here to help you upgrade & protect your systems and comply with Microsoft’s requirements.
Running unsupported or unpatched Exchange servers exposes your organisation to potential security breaches, malware, hacking, data exfiltration, and other attacks. By upgrading your servers and staying up-to-date with security updates, you’ll ensure that your email system remains protected and compliant with Microsoft’s new enforcement system.
Microsoft’s Timeline: Act Fast!
Microsoft has implemented a progressive enforcement system. This means that non-compliant servers will experience escalating consequences over time, starting with reporting and eventually leading to throttling and blocking of email messages. The enforcement system follows an escalating timeline:
Stage 1 (0-30 days): Reporting of non-compliant servers
Stages 2-4 (30-60 days): Progressive throttling of email messages
Stages 5-7 (60-90 days): Throttling and progressive blocking of email messages
Stage 8 (90+ days): 100% blocking of email messages
Given the urgency of this situation, it’s crucial to act fast. Ensure that your Exchange servers are compliant to avoid disruptions to your email services.
How Next2IT Can Help:
Next2IT is here to assist & protect your organisation in upgrading and securing your Exchange servers. Our team of experts will provide you with a comprehensive solution to ensure your email system’s continued functionality and security:
Assessment: We’ll evaluate your current email infrastructure. Identify any unsupported or unpatched Exchange servers, and provide you with a detailed report on the necessary upgrades or patches.
Planning: Our team will work with you to develop a customised upgrade plan. This takes into account your business needs, timelines, and budget constraints.
Implementation: Next2IT’s experienced technicians will perform the necessary upgrades and patches, ensuring minimal disruption to your business operations.
Enforcement Pause Assistance: If needed, Next2IT can help you request a temporary enforcement pause from Microsoft, allowing you additional time to remediate your servers.
Don’t wait for Microsoft’s enforcement system to disrupt your business email services. Contact Next2IT today to schedule a consultation and protect your organisations email infrastructure from security threats and potential disruptions. [email protected] or call 0330 1332 202. Act now and stay ahead of the curve!