Protect your Business by using the correct version of Microsoft Office.
If your Business is still using Office 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013 NOT Office 365 Business (Office 2019) or Microsoft Hosted Exchange, then you are already putting your business under serious risk of being hacked or compromised.
However, using non-business versions of Office 365 (Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, Office Home and Student) can also be putting your organisation at similar risk.
- Where does your email come from?
- Who controls your mailbox?
- Why am I getting SPAM emails.
Most Malware, Ransomware and Identity Theft starts with e-mails containing dangerous attachments or more likely links to external websites that download viruses or give others control of your computer systems.
This is because the “mailbox” that Microsoft Outlook connects to was probably provided by your website host (go-daddy, netregistry, crazy-domains) or is ISP based such as iinet, westnet, bigpond or even a free service such as Yahoo or Gmail.
These providers make almost NO attempt to reduce the amount of spam or viruses they send you but generally rely on your computers having anti-spam and anti-virus software that is supposed to filter out these nasties before your users see them.
Microsoft supplies the Mailboxes of 95% of the world’s top companies in the form of Microsoft Exchange Servers or Microsoft Hosted Exchange.
Do not rely on ISP or Domain mailboxes to stop dangerous emails reaching your company.
Office versions before Office 365 did not come with Exchange mailboxes (unless connection through a company server) and Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal versions of Office 365 do not come with an Exchange mailbox (they need to be purchased separately). Office 365 Business Premium is the cheapest Office version to include all Office Programs and an Exchange Mailbox (see pricing below)
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
Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection for Office 365.
The following video provides an overview.
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 Office 365 Business Premium.
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