Microsoft extends Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps

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Back in March, Microsoft announced Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, a new service that helps enterprises to detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks on their networks. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection provides a new post-breach layer of protection to the Windows 10 security stack and it is a combination of client technology built into Windows 10 and a robust cloud service. It helps enterprise detect threats that have made it past other defenses, provide enterprises with information to investigate the breach across endpoints, and offer response recommendations.

At Ignite conference today, Microsoft announced threat intelligence sharing between Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, which enables IT Pros to investigate and respond to security threats across Windows 10 and Office 365 in less time and more efficiently.

Microsoft also announced that Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection will be extended to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. New features in Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection include dynamic delivery, which enables users to receive email immediately with a placeholder attachment while the actual attachment undergoes scanning, and URL detonation, which analyzes links in real time to identify unknown malicious URLs.

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