Posted on: 02 Mar 17
Emails to users with viruses and unsafe attachments is just one issue. More sophisticated ‘spoofing’, where emails appear to be from a legitimate sender, are become more common and contain malicious links encouraging users to reveal personal data, usernames and passwords.
Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for email is designed to deal with this problem. New malware campaigns are being launched every day and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection can protect your mailboxes against new, sophisticated attacks in real time.
PT prevents malicious attachments from impacting your messaging environment, even if they are not on the ATP database. All suspicious content goes through a real-time behavioural malware analysis on Microsoft’s servers that uses machine learning techniques to evaluate the content for suspicious activity. Any unsafe attachments are ‘sandboxed’ or placed in a protective wrapper before being sent to recipients and allows the attachment to be securely deleted.
Office 365 already scans for malicious links in email but ATP expands this protection by protecting your system if a user clicks a malicious link. Links are rewritten to go through Office 365 and 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 administrators can track which users clicked a link and when they clicked it.
Reports allow Strident and your IT manager discover who is being targeted in your organisation and the level of attacks you are facing. Malicious messages that have been blocked due to unknown viruses or malware can be investigated, while URL trace capability allows you to track individual malicious links in the messages that have been clicked.