Feature #1 – Phishing Email Protection
The most dangerous type of phishing scam involves emails from people who appear to be real people. The attacker frequently employs devious tactics, such as addressing the victim by name or nickname. They can even use real accounts to defraud businesses at times.
Then, it employs sophisticated tools to distinguish between suspicious and acceptable behavior. As a result, phishing emails are detected more accurately.
Feature #2 – Malware Defense
Microsoft Defender 365 combats such malware with strong safety mechanisms, specifically:
- Layered malware defense – The platform includes multiple malware scan engines to aid in the detection of potential threats. They offer a strong heuristic inspection to protect your system even in the early stages of an outbreak. This method of protection outperforms using just one anti-malware program.
- Response in real-time – During outbreaks, the platform gives your team instant access to devices, allowing you to investigate and contain threats in real-time. It also enables your team to collect data and combat malware proactively.
- Rapid definition deployment – The Microsoft 365 Defender team works closely with the developers of anti-malware engines. As a result, platform users receive malware definitions on time. Furthermore, the company checks for definition updates every hour to help protect you from the most recent malware.
Feature #3 – Spam Block
Defender has powerful anti-spam technology that addresses spam emails by examining the source and contents. If the email comes from an untrustworthy source or contains suspicious information, it will be routed to your spam folder.
Feature #4 – Safe Links
Safe Links use URL detonation to protect your system from malware transmissions. It scans email links and looks for unusual behavior.
Feature #5 – Sandbox Isolation
By opening all email attachments in a sandbox, Defender can reduce this risk. It provides isolation, which means that malicious files can only affect the sandbox and not your system.
Feature #6 – Enhanced Filtering
Enhanced Filtering is ideal for businesses that send emails to on-premises environments using third-party services before sending them to Microsoft 365.
The platform includes inbound connectors that verify the reliability of your email sources. The more complex the routing scenario, the more likely it is that email connectors do not accurately reflect their true source.
Feature #7 – User Submissions
Microsoft 365 Defender includes a feature that allows you to create specific mailboxes to which you can send any potentially harmful emails. Your administrators have greater control over flagging emails and reporting them to Microsoft for further action.