Email - Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
The safety and security of individual data and privacy continues to be a top priority for Alliant’s IT Team, and we continue to pursue products and services to enhance or protect our environment. Phishing and Spam continue to be problematic at times for our business email system, and we’ve taken measures to help address this problem. Recently, we acquired a new email protection service called Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for our Office 365 email. The intent of this service is to reduce the amount of spam and phishing attempts at Alliant. While it may not eliminate these unwanted emails entirely, in testing we’ve seen a great reduction in the number reaching inboxes.
We have enabled this program for all Alliant accounts. You will not notice a change to your inbox, but you will start receiving occasional messages like the one below. The quarantine system “catches” or flags potential spam or phishing and allows you to take action to release the message to your inbox, block the sender, or review further. You will have 30 days to decide what to do with these messages in the quarantine system. There is the slight possibility that a legitimate email could be quarantined, so it’s important to occasionally review your blocked message list to ensure that no legitimate emails exist in quarantine.
You can reach the Office 365 quarantine website by clicking “review” on any blocked message, or directly at https://protection.office.com/. On the left, you can navigate to “Threat Protection” and “Review” to see the list of all blocked messages. Any emails blocked can be released from here back to your inbox.