Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Valuable Features

Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Some of the valuable features on the email side are anti-phishing, anti-malware, and Safe Links. Anything that has the word "safe" in it is essentially made to defend against the common email vulnerabilities that you would see in similar products. Without these features, it does not have nearly the capabilities. 

On the information protection side, the best features are probably the data loss prevention policies that cover the whole suite of Office 365 applications. I will explain it a little more, from an information protection standpoint, Defender for Office 365, does strictly apply to the Office apps, but that is where it can get confusing because it can do more. It works with MIP, and MIP can be part of a SKU in the M365, particularly the E5 SKU or equivalent. It can protect and prevent data loss of data wherever it operates. It does not matter where it operates, it can be in a different cloud service, on-premises, in Office, a SaaS application, or even It could be your own applications that you have developed. Defender for Office 365 helps with the loss prevention for Office 365 applications.

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Information Technology Manager at a performing arts with 51-200 employees

The good part is that you don't have to configure it, which is very convenient.

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General Manager IT at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees

Safe attachments, safe links, policies, and the ability to protect from zero-day threats are the most valuable features.

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