3 Ways Salesforce Health Check Makes You A Security Champion

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Calling all Salesforce Admins! Let’s talk about security. As a Salesforce Admin security is important to you just like it is our number 1 priority at Salesforce. In the Spring 16 release we have a new way for admins to monitor and update their org security settings, Security Health Check. Right now we are going to talk about how to use Salesforce Health Check to be a security champion at your company.

1. You Are The Security Expert

Health Check provides Admins an immediate analysis of your security settings and how they score against the Salesforce baseline recommendations. If your company has security compliance requirements Health Check enables you to compare your salesforce org against those as well. Armed with a summary of all your org settings and the recommended baseline values, you become the Salesforce security expert for your company, your executives, and your Salesforce environment. Health Check provides you with a tool to summarize and communicate your security landscape for your company. This is also useful if you encounter conflicting priorities from end users and the business about something like password policy. With access to the Salesforce baseline recommendations, implementing and enforcing the recommended security policies is easier to explain and justify to your executive sponsors.

2. Health Check Helps You Change And Manage Security Settings As Business Needs Change

Salesforce Admins often deal with (sometimes constantly!)changing business requirements and needs, but security changes can be unwieldy to configure or update. Network configuration settings, IP ranges, Password policies all have their own places in Setup, and staying up to speed on new features and recommended security settings can be time consuming. Health Check provides one place to update security settings to match business needs with a more simple administration process. Within the health check screen every security item has your org setting, the recommended baseline setting, and then the option to edit that value in another tab, then refresh your health check for your latest score. As businesses grow and change, so can security needs, and with Health Check Admins can make those updates in an efficient and visible way.

3. Admins Can Use Health Check To Stay Current With Security Features And Industry Recommendations

A successful Salesforce Administrator is the ambassador for Salesforce products and features that may impact your salesforce organization. It can be difficult to understand and stay up to date with new features related to security settings, and Security Health Check puts these security settings in context for your company’s org. By using Health Check to audit your security settings, you can confidently stay up to date on security features and settings that may impact your organization in one place.

So, are you excited about Security Health Check yet? Have any questions?

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