Mail Security with Microsoft 365 Defender (EOP)
Email is one of the most critical business communication tools, and it’s also one of the most vulnerable to cyber attacks. Microsoft 365 Defender and Exchange Online Protection (EOP) are both powerful security solutions that can help you protect your email from cyber threats. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how these two tools work together to keep your email secure.
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How can I protect my Mail Infrastructure?
Exchange Online Protection (EOP) is a cloud-based email filtering service that is included with Office 365. It provides protection against spam, malware, and phishing emails.
- Safe Attachments
- Safe Links
EOP uses a variety of techniques, including machine learning, to identify and block malicious emails. It also includes built-in anti-spam and anti-malware capabilities that can detect and remove malicious attachments and links.
It uses advanced techniques such as machine learning and behavioral analysis to identify and block malicious emails that attempt to steal personal information or login credentials. EOP also includes built-in anti-spam and anti-malware capabilities that can detect and remove malicious attachments and links, providing an extra layer of protection to your email.
With EOP’s anti-phishing feature, you can ensure that your organization’s sensitive information is kept safe and that your employees are protected from falling for phishing scams, which can be a major security vulnerability for any organization.
Learn more: Anti-phising Policy
Exchange Online Protection (EOP) provides anti-spam capabilities using advanced techniques such as machine learning and behavioral analysis. It filters out unwanted or malicious emails, includes a quarantine feature to review flagged emails and reduces the amount of spam in your inbox. It also help to protect employees from phishing and other malicious emails.
Learn more: Anti-spam Policy
The anti-malware feature scans all incoming and outgoing emails, quarantining any that contain potential threats. Additionally, EOP has a feature that allows you to review and release any legitimate emails that have been incorrectly flagged as containing malware.
With EOP’s anti-malware feature, you can ensure the safety of your organization’s sensitive information and protect your employees from malware, a major security vulnerability for any organization.
Learn more: Anti-malware Policy
4. Safe Attachments
The safe attachments feature scans all attachments and checks them against a database of known malicious files, quarantining any that match. It also checks the reputation of the sender, the type of file and the hosting server to identify and block any potentially malicious attachments.
Learn more: Safe Attachment Policy
5. Safe Links
The safe links feature scans all links in the emails and checks them against a database of known malicious links, quarantining or blocking any that match. Additionally, it can also check the reputation of the sender, the type of link, and the hosting server to identify and block any potentially malicious links.
Learn more: Safe Links Policy
In conclusion, Exchange Online Protection (EOP) is a must-have security solution for any organization looking to protect their email communication. With advanced features such as anti-spam, anti-malware, safe attachments, and safe links, EOP provides a comprehensive defense against cyber threats, while also automating threat response and giving you a complete picture of your security posture. Implementing EOP policies in your organization can help to safeguard your users’ mail transfer and keep your organization’s sensitive information secure.
If you want to learn more about Exchange Online Defender reporting, I wrote an interesting article about it here. How to Monitor Exchange Online Activities with Microsoft 365 Defender