What is Advanced Threat Protection?
Whether you are a sole operator, small or medium business, or a large corporation the risk of cyber-attack is ever present.
No business can anticipate all the possible threats, especially as new ones are constantly being engineered and deployed. The name “advanced threat protection” perfectly describes the solution.
Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) prevents, detects, and responds to new and sophisticated attacks that are designed to circumvent traditional security solutions such as antivirus and firewalls.
They provide protection from malware in cloud-based, on-premises, and hybrid server environments.
Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) has won global acclaim Gartner’s Endpoint Protection Platform Magic Quadrant, Gartner’s Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) Magic Quadrant and Forrester’s Endpoint Security Suites Wave) for its performance in helping businesses safeguard their IT networks.
How Does Advanced Threat Protection Work?
ATP analyses threats from the time an email is first received in your business to the point it is delivered into your Microsoft 365 environment.
- Source of the email
The Advanced Threat Protection system checks the reputation of the IP address from which the email was sent. A regularly updated and global library of IP addresses used to send malicious material is used to protect businesses.
- The email sender
ATP verifies if the email is spoofed by checking if it was sent from a forged domain, brand or people. Spoofed emails are those which appear to be coming from an authentic source but are indeed malicious.
- Email content
ATP checks the authenticity of the attachments or links sent in the email. These are opened in a sandbox – a safe environment – and are checked for any malicious activities to ensure that your personal information is secured.
Microsoft Office 365 now comes with the Advanced Threat Protection service which secures emails, attachments, and files by scanning them for threats.
There are other areas too in which Microsoft ATP enables you to tighten the cyber security of your business or organisation.
The solution helps determine if links are safe when using Outlook, Teams, OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Malicious or misleading links are a common method for hackers to direct unsuspecting users to sites that can steal their information.
Microsoft and other ATP providers take a proactive approach to security and have access to threat information sharing networks worldwide, augmenting their own threat intelligence and analysis with information from other third parties about emerging and identified threats.
As a Microsoft Gold partner, we can assist your business with cybersecurity and the deployment of the cloud-based Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection.