What Type of Email Protection Does Microsoft 365 Provide?
Microsoft 365 is one of the most popular cloud-based business applications in the world. With over one million global users and 600,000 users in the United States, email protection is essential to prevent widespread cyber threats. One of the most common questions we have at I.T. Matters is email protection with Microsoft 365. This article will review both basic and advanced features. We will also list a few popular third-party software tools available to supplement Microsoft’s offerings.
Protect Your Business from Spam and Ransomware
A few years ago, many IT pundits argued email was going away. It was going to be replaced by social media or instant messaging. But that never happened. Email use is more popular than ever, and business inboxes are inundated by messages of all types. As a business owner, you need to protect your IT infrastructure from threats carried by emails. Business email compromise, spam and ransomware attacks cost businesses millions of dollars in lost time and money.
Microsoft 365 Basic Business Subscription Includes Email Protection
Microsoft 365 Business is available in basic, standard and premium subscription levels. The Basic and Premium subscriptions include Exchange Online Protection. The premium level has advanced features via the Defender 365 package, standard protection on all enterprise-level subscriptions.
Exchange Online Protection
Email protection features need to proactively identify and attack malicious emails or files before they penetrate your firewall. This service uses multi-layered anti-spam and anti-malware technology that identifies and removes threats in real-time.
Microsoft 365 includes an Exchange Administration Center to interface with email protection features from a web-based interface. Content is filtered using active content, connection and policy-based techniques to comply with corporate policies and government regulations. All email protection services are cloud-based, requiring no hardware or software to install or manage. Microsoft 365 reduces the need for in-house email security servers and applications.
Enterprise Email Protection
Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Enterprise subscription levels include the advanced Microsoft Defender 365. This tool protects against threats hiding in email attachments and links. It also defends against zero-day threats, ransomware attacks and other malware attempts.
Defender utilizes advanced, automated threat detection across all Microsoft 365 applications. It monitors and defends against cross-domain attacks from lie-in-wait and persistent threats. A single dashboard reduces confusion and alert fatigue, helping you diagnose and triage top-priority threats. You don’t have to worry about manually fixing damaged files. Defender automatically detects and repairs files at the domain level. You can even hunt down threats using custom queries.
Email Protection as a Service
I.T. Matters provides extensive IT support services, including cybersecurity and email protection services. Our customized IT solutions use the latest email protection solutions. We also manage and configure Microsoft 365 email and applications to ensure a safe and productive work environment. I.T. Matters experts can support your internal IT team or provide complete IT services. To learn more, contact us or give us a call at 281.280.8500
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Exceptional customer service is at the foundation of everything we do – ensuring that IT projects fully align with your business goals. Our friendly and knowledgeable team continually reviews industry trends and government regulations to help reduce risk and create a more productive IT environment for your business. Whether you are looking for full-service, outsourced IT infrastructure support, or simply need help with an upcoming technology project, contact us to help!