Microsoft is currently working on new feature that will block malicious content in Office 365 regardless of the custom configurations set up by administrators or users unless manually overridden. One of the dangers of admin settings, is that incorrect settings can expose your business to security risks. This particular change was prompted by the fact that some settings allow for Office 365 Exchange Online Protection/Advanced Threat Protection detonation verdicts to be bypassed and inadvertently allow malicious content to reach the customers’ inboxes.

Office 365 will automatically honor EOP/ATP detonation verdicts to block known malicious files and URLs regardless of custom configurations. This is one of the new features that will be rolled out. Domain allows and transport rules are the ones most commonly responsible for content flagged by Office 365 EoP or ATP as malicious still being delivered to the end-users. February 2020 is the release date for this new security feature in Office 365.

Microsoft previously warned Office 365 admins and users against bypassing the built-in spam filters. Unfortunately, too many businesses did not heed their advice, so now Microsoft has to take matters into their own hand and offer a fix that can assure more safety for its users.

The best advice for any business is to make sure all built-in security features in Office 365 are activated and to the settings recommended by Microsoft. If you are unsure if your Office 365 security settings will best protect your business, give 2W Tech a call today. We are a full-service IT Consulting firm, specializing in manufacturing solutions. We are also a Microsoft Gold Partner and have IT Consultants on staff that specialize in Office 365 solutions.

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