Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection now available

Elizabeth Robinson
By Elizabeth Robinson on 07 December 2017
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection now available

Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection for SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams is now generally available.

In a recent blog post, Bill Baer, Microsoft’s senior product marketing manager, discussed the general availability of the solution, which allows customers to secure their Office 365 environment from security threats and provides protection against unknown malware and viruses.

“Security and compliance is an ongoing process, not a steady state. It is constantly maintained, enhanced and verified by highly-skilled, experienced and trained personnel,” said Baer. “We strive to keep software and hardware technologies up to date through robust processes. To help keep Office 365 security at the top of the industry, we use processes such as the Security Development Lifecycle; we also employ techniques that throttle traffic and prevent, detect, and mitigate breaches.”

Microsoft uses a systematic approach to disrupt attacks by reducing the vectors of attack themselves by implementing architectural changes some of which leverage virtualisation, containers and other types of technologies.

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection for SharePoint, OneDrive and Microsoft Teams uses signals and smart heuristics as indicators to identify the files within a tenant that may contain unsafe content. This includes correlating the file activity signals from SharePoint, OneDrive and Microsoft Teams within the tenant with the Microsoft Security Intelligence Graph threat feeds.

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