Your Business Computers may be protected from Computer Viruses but it’s you really need to worry about. Anti-Virus programs (AVG, Nortons etc) DO NOT protect your business from “Phishing”.

But there is a solution.

No matter how up-to-date your virus protection or is, it is normally human-error that gives scammers the information they need to empty your bank accounts, encrypt your files, disrupt your business and steal your personal information.

Clicking on any links in emails such as the above, can fool staff members into giving their login and details away or they can infect your browser or computer with malware that tracks the sites they visit and then captures the login and passwords used to access those site.

This practice is known as “Phishing”

Some email accounts offer better protection against malicious emails, spam, and virus attachments than others.

Unfortunately and ISP email accounts such as, Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, Bigpond, iiNet, Westnet etc. do not offer a great deal of protection from SPAM emails, emails, emails containing viruses and Ransomware.

Only Microsoft Hosted Exchange is providing secure email accounts that provide a level of spam detection.

Microsoft Hosted Exchange mailboxes start from only $6.05 per mailbox per month. Not a lot of money to give you peace of mind.

In the past users have relied on 3rd party Anti-Virus programs to protect them from computer viruses which were being delivered as a malicious program/attachment to an email. And a whole industry of anti-virus software providers has blossomed.

Unfortunately, todays threats are mostly from emails trying to send users to fake websites where there is an attempt to capture your login details, password, credit-card, banking details or identity information such as DOB, Passport number, Drivers licence number and postal address. This is known as


Avast/AVG, Trend, Symantec, Mcafee, Microsoft etc all offer program or services that attempt to remove malicious links and malware from incoming emails.

Some are better than others and some are very complicated to setup and involve re-directing emails to servers that detect and remove malicious links and attachments before sending the cleaned mail back to the client.

The best available protection again is from Microsoft and is called “Advanced Threat Protection” or “ATP” and is available to anyone using the following Microsoft Hosted Exchange or Microsoft Office 365  Business or Enterprise subscription plans.

Exchange Online Plan 1, , , Exchange Online Protection, Business Essentials, , , , , , , Office 365 Enterprise K2, .

Advanced Threat Protection” or “ATP” and is available to anyone using the above Microsoft Hosted Exchange or Microsoft Office 365  Business or Enterprise subscription plans and is an additional $3.08 per mailbox per month

Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection for Office 365.

For a more in-depth video, click on the following video


If you wish to protect yourself by employing Microsoft Advance Protection, contact us for a quote.

If your Office version does NOT contain a hosted mailbox, it can be added by purchasing the Exchange Online Plan 1 or upgrading Office to at least Business Premium.

To upgrade to Hosted Exchange or Business Premium and protect yourself by employing Microsoft Advance Protection, contact us for a quote.

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