With more than half of businesses today working in some form of a virtual office, an emphasis on Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is necessary in today’s cyber-security landscape. Because Cyber-Security is becoming one of the most globally-recognized pressures that organizations will face going forward, it’s important companies and employees alike take the proactive measures to ensure they are protected.
Depending on which software solution you’re using, there’s a direct threat protection software in place to help safeguard your organization against malicious attacks. Below we have highlighted the three Advanced Threat Protection solutions powered by Microsoft and their top benefits, so you can ensure your business is making the right decisions when it comes to cyber-security threats.
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Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a cloud-based email filtering service that helps protect your organization against unknown malware and viruses by providing robust zero-day protection. It includes features to safeguard your organization from harmful links in real time.
Traditional solutions like signature-based anti-virus might catch the known threats but cannot protect against unknown zero-day threats. This is where Advanced Threat Protection comes in to protect email.
Azure Advanced Threat Protection is a security solution that helps to detect and investigate advanced attacks and insider threats across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments, stopping attackers from gaining access to your system. Azure ATP takes information from multiple data-sources, such as logs and events in your network, to learn the behavior of users and other entities in the organization and build a behavioral profile about them.
Azure ATP technology detects multiple suspicious activities, focusing on several phases of the cyber-attack kill chain including:
Lateral movement cycle, during which an attacker invests time and effort in spreading their attack surface inside your network.
Reconnaissance, during which attackers gather information on how the environment is built, what the different assets are, and which entities exist. They are generally building their plan for the next phases of the attack.
Domain dominance (persistence), during which an attacker captures the information allowing them to resume their campaign using various sets of entry points, credentials, and techniques.
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Windows Defender ATP integrates directly with Azure ATP to detect and protect against malicious activity, with its prime focus on the protection of end points – the actual devices being used. Because Cyber-attacks always remain a serious threat, Windows Defender ATP proactively detects network attacks and data breaches to gives you the insights and tools to close incidents quickly.
Microsoft 365 Business is an integrated solution, bringing together the best-in-class productivity of Office 365 with advanced security and device management capabilities to help safeguard your business. If your IT Security Team is not using Microsoft 365 Business, Advanced Threat Protection or just not sure how to use it to its full potential, give us a call and we’ll show you how to use Microsoft 365 Business, Office 365, Azure or Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection in a smart way to ensure that you are protected against advanced attacks, malware threats and data breaches, while taking advantage of the secure productivity suite in Office 365.