Kaspersky Releases Security for Microsoft Office 365

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 03:02 PM gHale

Kaspersky Lab released its Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365, a new Security-as-a-Service offering employing machine learning and real-time cloud-based threat intelligence to enhance protection for Microsoft Exchange.

The product provides detection technology the company says is simple to configure with native integration and enhanced protection against cyber threats.

There has been steady growth and increasing levels of deviousness used in phishing and spam campaigns. With phishing and spam on the rise, IT administrators are having to spend more time deleting irrelevant emails and recovering mistakenly-deleted messages, instead of working on business-critical IT tasks, according to the quarterly spam report from Kaspersky Lab.

To address these security challenges and help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) protect their on-premises email systems, Kaspersky Lab offers protection for mail servers and mail gateways as targeted solutions.

With its latest offering, Kaspersky Lab is expanding its SMB portfolio by extending protection to the cloud-based mail service Exchange Online inside the Microsoft Office 365 suite.

Working in conjunction with Microsoft’s built-in protection, the combined security solution provides users of Microsoft Office 365 with enhanced protection from ransomware, malicious attachments, spam, phishing (including Business E-mail Compromise – BEC) and unknown threats. The range of security technologies in the product includes a neural network-based anti-phishing engine, machine learning-based detection, sandboxing, attachment filtering, and Kaspersky Lab’s global threat intelligence network.

Like Microsoft Office 365, Kaspersky Lab’s product is hosted in the cloud, which offers cloud-based management for email and security.

Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365 provides SMBs a dashboard showing statistics on threats and detections at-a-glance, as well as the ability to backup and recover deleted emails. 

The new product is managed from a single cloud-based administration console.

“With millions of emails sent on a daily basis, it might take just one – with a malicious attachment such as ransomware or a phishing link — to damage or even destroy a business,” said Vladimir Zapolyansky, head of SMB business at Kaspersky Lab.

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