ATP anti-phishing protection is a part of Microsoft Office 365 advanced threat protection. This helps in securing enterprises from harmful impersonation-based phishing attacks. A phishing technique is used by attackers to achieve crucial information like financial information, account login credentials, business core documents, etc., from the target machine. Attackers attempt different smart tricks for the creation of a sense of urgency for motivating end users to click on a malicious file so as to spread the virus in the shortest time period. Therefore, if you are an Exchange Online tenant enterprise security or global administrator, setup Office 365 anti-phishing policy in your account.
Phishing attacks are present in a variety of forms to deal with attacks ranging from commodity-based to targeted spear. In today’s era where already lots of working stuff is present, it is difficult for a tenant administrator to determine sophisticated attacks. To help out customers with this problem, Microsoft introduced this policy in Office 365 advanced threat protection. It is present with a limited set of anti-spoofing protection, which is aimed at the prevention of deception-based and authentication-based attacks.
Please Note – Microsoft offers Office 365 anti-phishing policy only for Enterprise E5 license users. If your business is working with another license, you have to purchase ‘Advance Threat Protection’ as an add-in. Also, ensure that your industry works with the latest edition of Office 365 ProPlus on Windows OS for taking complete benefit of the respective policy.
Prior to the setup of O365 anti-phishing policy, check for the following prerequisites and then, go for the policy enforcement:
The team of CloudCodes solution found that several people are known from the concept of anti-phishing policy but, unknown from its implementation. Therefore, below-listed is the description of process in a step-by-step manner to enforce O365 anti-phishing policy:
The phishing attack is basic source of tension for enterprises today, specially for those who are having online business. Microsoft realized the pain point of its clients, and being a responsible CSP, it introduced Office 365 anti-phishing policy. Now its time for customers to wake up and utilize the add-on provided to them for experiencing a safe working with cloud computing technology.