ATP – Advanced Threat Protection

What is it? in straightforward terms – it’s a ‘sandbox’
With Safe Attachments, you can decrease the possibility of malicious attachments impacting your business mail environment, even if their signatures are not known. All suspicious content goes through a real-time behavioural malware analysis that uses machine learning techniques to evaluate the content for suspicious activity. Unsafe attachments are “sandboxed” in a “detonation chamber” before being sent to recipients. The advantage is that mails are checked before they arrive by an automated click & detonate service.

Protect your environment when users click malicious links

Most of us click the odd link without thinking first.  To help us humans, ATP provides protection against malicious links by scanning content. Safe Links expands on this by protecting your environment when users click a link. While the content is being scanned, the URLs are rewritten to go through Office 365. The URLs are examined in real time, at the time a user clicks them. 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.

How much is it?

£ 1.50 per user per month ex. VAT
More information – link to Microsoft info

Exchange Online Protection is also available at £ 0.76 per user per month.  This has some of the features of ATP.