On 4th April 2017, Microsoft announced that later this month they will be rolling out a new security feature for Office 365 ProPlus desktop clients. Microsoft is going to use its Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) safe links feature to protect end-users from carelessly clicking on dangerous links and attaching it to Excel, Powerpoint, and word.
Microsoft has already incorporated this safety feature in desktop, web, mobile versions of its client email outlook. Now some of the Microsoft most distinguished productivity apps are getting it. When a user tries to follow a malicious link, a warning page is displayed instead of taking them directly to that destination. This new capability will integrate further and expand security across office 365.
“Our intent has always been to provide our customers with an end-to-end, unified and secure experience across all of Office 365, and this extended capability of Safe Links is an example of our continued step toward this goal,” the Office 365 team wrote in a blog post.
This feature works differently on Outlook. Once the warning page appears the user will be completely blocked from reaching the destination by the admin on outlook.
Microsoft also revealed tools which are available generally:
Office 365 threat intelligence improves protection and severity of threats through real-time and customizable threat alert notifications and other methods.
Advance Data Governance helps clients to find suspicious content enable with API to find threat details.
For more insights about threat intelligence for Office 365 visit: