Overpriced features

Overpriced Microsoft 365 features

Pricing Tiers Problem

Very often, important security features that a company needs are only offered in the most expensive plans. So, the company pays a lot of money for many features they don’t use just to get the one they need. This is often the case with big companies like Microsoft or services like Okta, Ping Identity, and One Login. 

Secfense is changing this. With Secfense IdP, you can get some of the crucial security features without having to pay for a bunch of functionalities you don’t need.

Critical features & pricing tiers problem 02

What is E1 E3 E5 in Office 365?

Microsoft 365 ( previously Office 365) has different plans for businesses which, at the time of writing this article, include plans like E1, E3, and E5. The E1 plan is the most basic and includes email, file storage, and online Word, Excel, and PowerPoint versions. The E3 plan includes everything from E1, lets you install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and others on your computer, and gives you extra tools for safety and business reports. The E5 plan has all of E3’s features, safety tools, voice features, and advanced business reports. 

It’s a frequent scenario that large organizations find themselves compelled to pay a substantial amount for a relatively minor upgrade to access a handful of premium features.

Risk-Based Conditional Access in Microsoft 365

Risk-Based Conditional Access, or Identity Protection, is like a digital security guard for Microsoft’s online services. It watches for risky behavior, like logging in from a strange place or trying to log in many times without success. Depending on how risky the behavior is, it might ask the user to prove who they are with extra steps, like entering a code sent to their phone, or it might block access completely. It can also alert the system administrators about any suspicious activities.

Suppose a company is on Microsoft’s E3 pricing plan. At the time of writing this article, this plan costs $23.00 per user/month, and if they have a workforce of 1,000, they’re spending $23,000 every month. Now, imagine that the company requires the Risk-Based Conditional Access feature – a critical feature that Microsoft offers only in its E5 tier. Upgrading to E5 would cost the company $38.00 per user/month. That’s an additional $15.00 per user every month – resulting in an extra cost of $15,000 monthly – just for one key feature!

Unlocking Key Security Features with Secfense IdP

Secfense IdP solves this problem. Secfense IdP is made to give you access to top-level security features like Conditional Access without having to buy a whole bunch of things you don’t need.

Saving $15,000 a month for only one feature. With Secfense IdP, you can get important security features without spending a lot—making it a simpler, cheaper solution for your business.

Unlocking Key Security Features with Secfense IdP

Access Critical IAM Functionalities with Secfense

Secfense IdP is revolutionizing the landscape of IAM services. It offers the promise of tailored security solutions that meet businesses’ needs without forcing them to bear the burden of costly, unused features. You no longer need to pay huge sums for things you don’t need. If your organization requires Conditional Access or any other top-tier IAM features, get in touch with us. We’re committed to delivering what you need when you need it—helping you enhance your security posture while also keeping an eye on the bottom line. Schedule a discovery call with us and let’s go through a list of features that you currently pay a lot for, and let’s see how much money you can save with Secfense IdP. 

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We are faced with new challenges every day. We must always be one step ahead of the attackers and know what they are going to do before they do it. We are convinced that the User Access Security Broker will bring security to a new level, both for those working at the office and from home. For us, working with Secfense is an opportunity to exchange experience with developers who put great value on out-of-the-box thinking.

Krzysztof Słotwiński

Business Continuity and Computer Security Officer

BNP Paribas Bank Poland

As part of the pre-implementation analysis, we verified that users utilize a wide range of client platforms: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and traditional mobile phones. Each of these devices differs in technological advancement, features, and level of security. Because of this, and also due to the recommendation of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (UKNF), we decided to introduce additional protection in the form of multi-factor authentication mechanisms based on FIDO. As a result, users of our applications can log in safely, avoiding common cyber threats such as phishing, account takeover, and theft of their own and their clients’ data.

Marcin Bobruk



We are excited to partner with Secfense to enhance our user access security for our web apps. By integrating their User Access Security Broker, we ensure seamless and secure protection for our applications and systems, delivering superior security and convenience to our customers.

Charm Abeywardana

IT & Infrastructure

Visium Networks

Before investing in Secfense, we had the opportunity to talk to its existing clients. Their reactions were unanimous: wow, it’s so easy to use. We were particularly impressed by the fact that implementing their solution does not require the involvement of IT developers. It gives Secfense a huge advantage over the competition, and at the same time opens the door to potential customers who so far were afraid of changes related to the implementation of multi-factor authentication solutions.

Mateusz Bodio

Managing Director


Even when the network and infrastructure are secured enough, social engineering and passwords can be used to gain control of the system by attackers. Multifactor authentication is the current trend. Secfense addresses this and allows you to build zero trust security and upgrade your current systems to passwordless applications within minutes, solving this problem right away,” said Eduard Kučera, Partner at Presto Ventures and cybersecurity expert – former Director in hugely successful Czech multinational cyber security firm Avast.

Eduard Kučera


Presto Ventures

One of the biggest challenges the world is facing today is securing our identity online. That’s why we were so keen to have Secfense in our portfolio. They make it possible to introduce strong authentication in an automated way. Until now, organizations had to selectively protect applications because the deployment of new technology was very hard, or even impossible. With Secfense, the implementation of multi-factor authentication is no longer a problem, and all organizations can use the highest standards of authentication security.

Stanislav Ivanov

Founding Partner

Tera Ventures

Two-factor authentication is known to be one of the best ways to protect against phishing; however, its implementation has always been difficult. Secfense helped us solve that problem. With their security broker, we were able to introduce various 2FA methods on our web applications at once.

Dariusz Pitala

Head of IT