Microsoft announces further protection against Cybercriminals for your business

Feb 01 2019

Microsoft announces further protection against Cybercriminals for your business

Protect your business email with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Malware is frequently introduced into business and personal computers through email. Cybercriminals prefer this method as they can target large and small corporations with the hope that an employee opens an attachment. These emails can be very convincing and seem like they are from customers asking for payment for an overdue invoice or employment offers and notifications of fines from authorities. Anyone can easily fall into one of these traps and cybercriminals are only getting smarter and smarter.

With the increase in cyber security threats and the continual push towards digitising the workplace, it is important to ensure that you and your company are taking all the necessary precautions and measures to protect your information. We keep up to date with the latest protection available to you and set security measures in place so that you and your business are secure. Microsoft has recently announced that they are now offering advanced protection for Office 365 users which builds upon the basic security measures that come with every account (spam, malware and known viruses).

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is cloud based and filters your emails which helps to protect all of your mailboxes from sophisticated attacks. It also offers immediate response and covers SharePoint Online, your company OneDrive and Microsoft Teams. Office 365 is a powerful IT solution with security at its core.

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection highlights:
Protection against malicious links: Messages are scanned in transit, blocking malicious hyperlinks if found, before a user can click on it. If a malicious link is hidden in a seemingly secure link and ends up reaching you, if you click on the malicious URL, ATP scans and shows the you screens which inform you about the situation.

Protection against unsecured attachments: Safe Attachments and Dynamic Delivery are two protection features in particular make use of machine learning techniques to evaluate any suspicious activity and malware behaviour analysis. While the attachment is being scanned you are still able to read and reply to the email so it does not hinder your productivity.

Other features include protection against identity theft (Anti-Phishing), counterfeit emails from external domains (Anti-Spoofing) and having access to advanced reports and track message links. ATP provides managers with valuable insight into the attacks which are occurring in your organization. The advanced reports allow you to investigate blocked messages due to unknown viruses or malware.

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection is simply charged at £1.51 per user per month with an existing Office 365 subscription.

If you are looking to move to a secure cloud-based email solution, or if you would like to make your business email more secure then please contact us to discuss further.

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