New email filtering service Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection now available for Office 365

New email filtering service Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection now available for Office 365

Microsoft has just released their new email filtering service, Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for multi-tenant Government and Office 365 commercial customers. Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection protects systems from unknown malware and viruses, time-of-click protection against malicious URLs and provides administrative insight in regards to URL tracing.

ATP works with Exchange Online Protection and can now be purchased through the Microsoft Online Subscription Program and from Volume Licensing and Cloud Solution Partners from August 1st onwards. Availability is expected to expand to Education, Non-profit and Government Community Cloud customers at a later date though no official release period has been announced yet. It is unlikely if this will get a full release for the everyday consumer though aspects of the security technology designed for it could find their way into more mainstream Microsoft products and services.

We first reported on Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection back in April while it was in private preview. Let us know what you think about these new security measures. Do you think Microsoft and other companies need to do more to protect their users? Sign off in the comments below.

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