Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
Microsoft's Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is deployed at Baylor as part of our ongoing cybersecurity initiative to protect the university's network and infrastructure, and to protect clients from malware and unsafe message links.
ATP provides two-part protection: Safe Links and Safe Attachments.
- Safe Links: This feature proactively protects the Baylor community from malicious hyperlinks in an email message. A banner appears across the top of the email stating that the email is likely to be Junk or contain phishing content. When a malicious link is clicked the protection dynamically blocks the content, while good links can be accessed. If a link is found to lead to a malicious web site, a warning will be displayed instead of the website. This service does not guarantee that all links which are scanned are safe, but does guard against many known unsafe sites and is continually updated with new information about malicious sites.
- Safe Attachments: This feature checks email message attachments for malware and and viruses. If an attachment is found to contain malicious content, the email is not delivered and the sender is notified.
If you receive an email with possible malicious content, you will see a banner across the top of the message. Links within emails will be rewritten and will look similar to this: https://...safelinks.protection.outlook.com.../. ATP will reduce the likelihood that members of the Baylor community will become the victims of phishing scams or malware/virus infestations.
This protection will be enabled for all Faculty, Staff and Students who use Baylor's Office 365 platform (@baylor.edu accounts). Alumni accounts are not covered by this protection.
Microsoft ATP is required of all Baylor current student, faculty, and staff accounts.
Please contact HelpDesk+ at (254) 710-4357 if you suspect that Microsoft ATP may be blocking legitimate links or attachments, or if you have additional questions about ATP.