Trust and safety are crucial terms when it comes to running your business through cloud services. This is exactly why Microsoft aims to provide all of Office 365’s users with the best possible software available for keeping their content safe from any possible malware. 

To achieve this goal, Microsoft has added their optional cloud-based service that scans and filters email to protect subscribers from malware in attachments and hyperlinks to malicious websites – Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams. 

What Microsoft is trying to do with ATP is to help their users stay secure by finding and dealing with new and unknown threats. Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection was launched in April 2015 to help customers secure their environment from evolving security threats providing protection against unknown malware and viruses, real time, time-of-click protection against malicious URLs, and rich reporting and URL trace capabilities.  

So why do you need ATP? Virus and malware attacks can cause significant damage to your company – from loss of customer trust to financial issues. This is why it is important to protect your business with something more than a virus removal tool. Once your data is infected with malware, it is already too late. This is why Advanced Threat Protection is the best option for keeping your business safe – it prevents attacks before they occur, it helps you understand the types of attacks occurring in your organization, it protects users from malicious hyperlinks in email messages and it ensures attachments are safe. 

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection for SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams uses advanced technology to identify files located on your cloud that may contain malicious content, which includes connecting the file activity signals from SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams within your cloud with the Microsoft Security Intelligence Graph threat feeds. 

Examples of file activity signals include anonymous, company wide or explicit sharing, or activity from guest users. Threat feeds that Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection leverages include known malware in email or SharePoint, Windows Defender/Defender ATP detections, suspicious or risky logins or other indicators of irregular file activity within your tenant. 

ATP features are already available to those using the Office 365 Enterprise E5 business package. You can add ATP to the following Exchange and Office 365 subscription plans: 

  • Office 365 Business Essentials 
  • Office 365 Business Premium 
  • Office 365 Enterprise E1 
  • Office 365 Enterprise E3 


Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams can be configured in the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center. 


Learn more on configuring Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection for SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams at…. 

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