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What is Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection?

Here you will find out:

  • what Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection is
  • what Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection useful features are
  • how to protect your personal and working documents and emails

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About Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Advanced Threat Protection is a security feature for Office 365 from Microsoft. It is a cloud-based filtering service that protects Office 365 accounts from viruses, malware, and zero-day attacks. This security feature is available for Exchange Online and other services included in Office 365 suite. It is essential that you activate this threat protection feature if you use Microsoft 365 services.

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection useful features

There are a bunch of handy features integrated into Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, and they are listed below.


Policies are configured by the account administrators to protect and react to predefined threats at different levels.

Safe Attachments

Safe Attachments scrutinizes attachments in an email (using virus signatures) to block potential threats.

Safe Links

Safe Links work similarly to Safe Attachments, but focuses on links instead of attachments. It looks up the links in an email or any other file shared or uploaded to the Office 365 account.

ATP for SharePoint

This feature protects users who use SharePoint Online for collaboration. It looks up sites and shared files to detect and block suspicious uploads to document libraries and team sites, including files saved to Microsoft OneDrive.

Anti-Phishing Protection

You have to configure anti-phishing policies to allow Office 365’s self-learning system models – designed with complex algorithms – to automatically detect phishing attacks much faster.


Quarantine is where potentially dangerous files are kept out after being detected by policies that may have been configured by the system admin. Files in Quarantine can be recovered or deleted permanently.

Spoof Intelligence

Advanced Threat Protection supports a Spoof Intelligence feature to check for spoof emails.


Advanced Threat Protection analyzes incoming potential threats and provides detailed reports regarding protection status.

Threat Investigation and Response

This sub-feature helps system administrators and security specialists to discover and handle threats more efficiently.

How to configure Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Here’s how to configure Advanced Threat Protection in Office 365. First, log in as an administrator using the web interface. Go to Admin Centers and open the Security page. Then, go to “Threat Management” and click on “Dashboard.” From here, you can configure different policies and settings for your Microsoft 365 account. Simply click on the settings you want to access from the left-hand pane.

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