Microsoft Is Updating the Office 365 ATP Threat Explorer to Help Identify Malicious Email Spam

These days, several tech giants are working to improve security and privacy features for consumers. Now, Microsoft plans to offer extra information on spam emails which are detected as malicious spam by the Microsoft Office 364 ATP filtering stack. The tech giant will allow companies to export the list of top targeted users by phishing cyber-attacks. The new upgrades to the Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Threat Explorer will make it convenient for clients to get access to additional information on post-delivery actions following Exchange Online ZAP or Manual Remediation.

The zero-hour auto-purge (ZAP) in Exchange Online is an email security feature that detects as well as neutralizes malicious spam, or malware already been delivered to mailboxes of Exchange Online. It can detect and delete messages that have already been delivered to your mailbox.

According to the company, the addition of spam verdict within the Office 365 ATP Threat Explorer will help you to identify if a specific email was a phishing email, spam, or other sorts of malware. Furthermore, the addition of Threat Type Filter for All Email View will enable users to go All-Email display, and then they would be able to filter out malicious, spam, or phishing emails.

Displaying Threats in URLs to identify if a URL is a malware, spam, phish, or none will be able available via the Threat Explorer UI for convenient threat hunting. Moreover, additional actions such as ZAP which were applied to an email will also be available through the Office 365 ATP Threat Explorer interface.

And finally, the tech giant in a separate Office 365 roadmap entry explained that Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection will allow companies to export the list of Top Targeted users across each view. The company plans to roll out these improvements during the third quarter of this year. The enhancements will be generally made available to all consumers with an ATP plan in standard multi-tenant Microsoft Office 365 environment.

Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection clients will also receive extra information on the route incoming messages take via the filtering stack prior to reaching the mailbox of users. Starting with Q4 of this year, Microsoft Office 365 will also try to block enterprise data theft through the forwarding of emails. The company will disable email forwarding to external users by default for all Office 365 clients.

Hack flow overviews of malware attacks have been available in public preview since Dec of last year, and now the company is rolling it out this month to improve the Campaign View features. Microsoft is also planning to include automated malicious content blocking in Microsoft Office 365 during the third quarter.

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