Tech Insight: Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
What is Advanced Threat Protection for Office 365?
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, or ATP, protects your Office 365 users from potential attacks from unsafe content, unsafe attachments and malicious & misleading links within the Office 365 suite including email, files via Sharepoint / Onedrive and Office 365 applications.
Why should we use ATP for Office 365?
It offers real time protection from attacks – ATP protects your mailbox, storage via Sharepoint / Onedrive and Office 365 Applications against known and emerging methods of attack in real time.
It offers protection against unsafe attachments – The Safe Attachments feature of ATP protects against unsafe file attachments sent either via email or Onedrive / Sharepoint links.
It offers insight into threats – Comprehensive analysis let you see who is being targeted and what type of attacks are being used. Allowing for targeted education and training of users.
How does it work?
Prior to the delivery of any email or shared files via Sharepoint and Onedrive O365 ATP inspects the content for unsafe attachments and links and, if detected, follows a defined set of rules to remove to unsafe content, notify the user (if required) and deliver any remaining “safe” content to the user.
Protecting your emails and files with Office 365 Advanced threat Protection ensures that you are protected against sophisticated attacks, malware and reduces the risk of data breaches.
If you are not using ATP or if you have it but are not sure you are using it to it’s fullest potential please get in touch and we can advise further.