Microsoft today revealed that Exchange Online Protection (EOP) now follows the Office 365 release cycle allowing them to release new features on a continuous basis. Microsoft has now transitioned all of their Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) customers to EOP. Microsoft said that they are making the largest investments ever in advancing threat protection in Exchange Online Protection. EOP is the Microsoft long-term solution to protect not only mailboxes in Office 365, but also tens of millions of mailboxes on premise mail servers of our customers.
Here are some of the key areas of investments Microsoft is making with EOP over the next six to twelve months:
- Advanced threat protection, such as “Time of Click” and “Zero-day” protection.
- Strengthened coverage against malicious URLs.
- Implementation of key sender authentication technologies, such as DKIM and DMARC.
- Improved protection against bulk mail.
- Detailed reporting and message-tracking enhancements.
- Message Quarantine enhancements.
- Continued expansion of EOP datacenters across different regions, further substantiating our promise of processing mail in the region of our customers.
Read more about it at Office blogs.