December 29, 2022

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

IT Tips & Insights: Learn what Exchange Online Protection is, and how to set it up through Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection.

By Oleg Shalnov, DevOps Engineer

Today we’re going to look at Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). What is Exchange Online Protection (EOP)? Exchange Online Protection provides protection against malicious links by scanning content. Safe Links expands on this by protecting your environment when users click a link. While the content is being scanned, the URLs are rewritten to go through Office 365.

The URLs are examined in real-time, at the time a user clicks them. If a link is unsafe, the user is warned not to visit the site, or informed that the site has been blocked. Reporting is available, so administrators can track which users clicked a link, and when they clicked it.

For setup Go to Admin portal -> Exchange Admin Center -> Advanced Threats (available only after purchasing a license) -> Safe links, and create a new policy or change the Default policy:

After this easy setup, when a user receives a link and tries to open it, he sees the following:


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