Office 365 now checks docs for known threats before editing

ATP is shaping up to be an essential part of your protection toolkit…:

Microsoft today announced the general availability of the Office 365 Safe Documents security feature which expands the protection provided by Protected View by checking untrusted documents for risks and known threats.

Safe Documents — launched in private preview in February — uses Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to scan documents opened in Protected view and block users from editing them until a verdict is available.

Protected View is a read-only Office mode for opening documents deemed as potentially unsafe where most editing features are disabled to protect the users’ from threats.

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