Secure your email to help secure your businessEmail is the first port of call for hackers to gain access to your IT systems. Your employees play a big role in data security and it’s important to promote a security culture, but here we draw your attention to some additional Microsoft systems which help.

For Microsoft Office Exchange online users, Exchange Online Protection is enabled by default. But as more and more businesses move email to the cloud, an additional feature in Office 365 called Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is highly recommended.

Advanced Threat Protection protects mailboxes against unsafe attachments and malicious links in real time.

  • Safe Attachments sends unsafe attachments to a detonation chamber where machine learning techniques evaluate the content for suspicious activity before being sent to the recipient.
  • Safe Links. Microsoft’s standard Exchange Online Protection scans links for malicious content. Because attackers sometimes try to hide malicious URLs with seemingly safe links (the links are redirected to unsafe sites by a forwarding service after the message has been received), ATP adds a further dimension.

Safe Links protects your environment when users click a link. While the email content is being scanned, the URLs are rewritten to go through Office 365. If a link is unsafe, the user is warned not to visit the site or informed that the site has been blocked.

  • Reporting is available, so that administrators can track who did what and when, but you can also see which individuals are being targeted together with the type of attacks. Reporting and message trace allow you to investigate messages that have been blocked due to unknown viruses or malware, while URL trace capability allows you to track individual malicious links in the messages that have been clicked.

Watch the video to learn how to provide better zero-day protection to secure your email system and better safeguard your business.


By Trilogy Technologies.