What is Microsoft Office 365 ATP?
Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a cloud-based email filtering service that helps protect your organization against unknown malware and viruses by providing robust zero-day protection and includes features to safeguard your organization from harmful links in real time.
How Microsoft Office 365 ATP works?
The policies that are defined for your organization determine the behaviour and protection level for predefined threats. Policy options are extremely flexible. For example, your organization's security team can set fine-grained threat protection at the user, organization, recipient, and domain level. It is important to review your policies regularly because new threats and challenges emerge daily.
- ATP Safe Attachments: Routes all messages and attachments that do not have a virus/malware signature to a special environment “sandboxed virtual environment” If no suspicious activity is detected, the message is released to the user. If the service detects suspicious activity like a virus, the message is rejected or quarantined
- ATP Safe Links: Guards against malicious links in both emails and Office documents in real time. Links are scanned for each click; safe links remain accessible and malicious links are dynamically blocked.
- ATP for SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams: Provides protection when users in the organisation collaborate and share files, by identifying and blocking malicious files in team sites and document libraries.
- ATP anti-phishing protection: Utilizes machine learning models with impersonation detection algorithms to prevent phishing attacks and attempts to impersonate your users and custom domains.
Why your organisation needs Microsoft Office 365 ATP?
- Protect your organization against sophisticated threats such as phishing and zero-day malware and automatically investigate and remediate attacks.
- Provides extensive protection by leveraging trillions of signals from the Microsoft Intelligent security graph and analyzing billions of emails daily.
- Actionable insights help identify, prioritize, and provide recommendations for addressing potential threats such as phishing and malware and proactively securing your organization from attacks.
- Advanced automated response options to help investigate and remediate attacks faster and save time, budget and resources.
What’s new with Microsoft Office 365 ATP?
Safe Links for Office Online - In development
Safe Links in Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection has been protecting your links in Office clients on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. Now, we are extending this protection to Office Online. When a user clicks a link in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or OneNote in Office Online, Advanced Threat Protection will inspect the link to see if it is malicious. If the link is malicious, the user will be redirected to a warning page instead of the original target URL. This new capability further integrates and expands security across Office 365. In addition, we are simplifying the policy setup for Safe Links for Office that will combine the configuration for both Office Clients and Office Online into one setting. This feature will be ON by default.
- Featured ID: 55394
- Added to Roadmap: 9/17/2019
- Last Modified: 9/17/2019
- Tags: All environments, General Availability, Microsoft Information Protection, O365
Who is entitled to the service?
- CurrentlyATP is included in Office 365 Enterprise E5, Office 365 Education A5, Microsoft 365 E5 and Microsoft 365 E5 Security Add-on.
You can add ATP to the following Exchange and Office 365 subscription plans:
Exchange Online Plan 1, Exchange Online Plan 2, Exchange Online Kiosk, Exchange Online Protection, Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business Premium, Office 365 Enterprise E1, Office 365 Enterprise E3, Office 365 Enterprise F1, Office 365 A1, Office 365 A3
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