Microsoft 365 Business includes Office 365, device management and security capabilities to protect small business information across the devices people use for work. Microsoft today announced the addition of advanced security features in Microsoft 365 Business that will help SMBs to protect themselves from cyberthreats and safeguard sensitive information. Microsoft 365 Business now includes following advanced features to protect from phishing, virus and malware.
- Sophisticated scanning of attachments and AI-powered analysis to detect and discard dangerous messages.
- Automatic checks of links in email to assess if they are part of a phishing scheme and prevent users from accessing unsafe websites.
- Device protection to prevent devices from interacting with ransomware and other malicious web locations.
Microsoft has added the following new features to Microsoft 365 Business to help SMBs protect important data.
- Data loss prevention policies to identify, monitor, and protect sensitive information such as social security and credit card numbers.
- Information protection in Outlook to let you and your employees manage access to sensitive data in emails. For example, you can set encryption rules to prevent an email from being forwarded, copied, or pasted into other programs.
- Email archiving and preservation policies to help ensure data is properly retained with continuous data backup and compliance.
- The ability to enforce BitLocker device encryption on all Windows devices to help protect against data theft or exposure if a protected device is lost or stolen.
The threat protection, archiving, and information protection features are now available to new Microsoft 365 Business customers and it will be rolled out to existing customers over the next few weeks. Data loss prevention and support for features dependent on the Office desktop applications will be roll out in the coming months according to Microsoft.