Microsoft arms Office 365 with advanced threat detection capabilities

Microsoft has introduced a new set of tools that can identify and eliminate potential security threats in Office 365.

Office 365 Advanced Security Management is based on the capabilities of Microsoft’s Cloud App Security offering, which provides insights into whether or not unsanctioned cloud services – sometimes called “shadow IT” – are being used by company employees.

The most powerful new weapon for administrators will be the new threat detection capability, a solution that enables admins to set up anomaly detection policies, which can be used to alert them to any potential network breaches. The anomaly detection feature works by scanning user activities and evaluating their risk against 70 different indicators, including failed sign-ins, inactive accounts and user’s behavior and activity levels, Microsoft said in a blog post.

The service can be set up to automatically alert administrator to any suspicious behavior, Microsoft said. For example, if the system…

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