NextLabs Deepens Its Microsoft Support

Microsoft Dynamics 365

In keeping with our extensive support for Microsoft
applications, NextLabs now announces the release of its latest version of Entitlement
Manager for Microsoft Dynamics 365
(EM for Dynamics), Microsoft’s CRM

We listened to our customers, looked at where the market was
headed, and added features consistent with the NextLabs mission of protecting
data whether at rest or on the move. This latest release also reflects our deep
commitment to the Microsoft stack, augmenting our current support for SharePoint,
and Outlook.

EM for Dynamics reinforces that commitment with even more
granularity and flexibility for Dynamics CRM. 

“Refresh my memory . . . what is Microsoft Dynamics again?”

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a multi-faceted platform where
everything you need to develop, enhance, and retain your client relationships
is stored. It centralizes customer information, business intelligence, the ability
to track sales opportunities, and more in one application. EM for Dynamics sits
on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server and works with both on-premises and cloud
deployments of Dynamics.

“What are the potential landmines of Dynamics?”

The ease with which Dynamics CRM enables collaborators to
share data and manage their own fine-tuned access controls can lead to serious
risk exposure in terms of inappropriate data access, distribution, and loss.

To address this challenge, EM for Dynamics was developed to
enhance compliance and security for this leading CRM application. It enforces
policies on the application across different Dynamics entities, such as
contact, account, and so on. Based on policies, EM for Dynamics filters entity
records by user attributes and entity attributes. For example, the application
can enforce policies to allow account executives to view only those accounts
that match their business unit and industry.

“You’ll get nothing and like it . . .”

If your company has very strict controls over who can access
what in Dynamics, NextLabs now enables you to shut off access to any records in
Dynamics by default. With this policy turned on, users can’t access any
records unless explicitly allowed by policy. Thus, users won’t be able to View,
Create, Edit, or Delete without permission.

With this approach, enterprises ensure that that their users
can only access the Dynamics 365 data they need to do their jobs and are not
inadvertently given access to sensitive, classified, or regulated data.

“You can go to prom, but you gotta be back by 1am”

If you don’t want to opt for the “you’ll get nothing and
like it” approach to data security and prefer some flexibility, EM for Dynamics
now allows you to filter data either at the record level or the field level.
You can even make authorization decisions based on user attributes from the
native CRM user records.

These new features ensure enterprises have the flexibility
to control access to data as granularly as needed by the business or as
required by policy – either at the object or field level. They also give
enterprises an easy way to make actionable information available to users who would
otherwise be denied access to data by policy.

Here are some other examples of the flexibility now afforded
by EM for Dynamics:

  • Apply
    Security Filter
    : Allows the filtering of entity records based on the user
    attributes and the entity attributes
  • Display
    Policy Violation Message
    : Displays a message to users when a policy
    violation happens.
  • Inherit
    Policies From
    : Allows the filtering of entity records subject to the policy
    against its “secured” direct parent entities.
  • Apply
    Security Filter Based on Parent Attributes
    : Allows the filtering of entity
    records subject to the attributes against its “secured” direct parent entities.
  • Mask
    : Allows the masking of specific fields in a record.

For more info . . .

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