Office 365

Advanced Threat Protection

Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft Advanced Threat Protection is a security offering enabling greater protection for USF Office 365 email systems. Read below for a description of the various services and how they enable us to operate more securely. 

Safe Attachments

Safe Attachments is an advanced scanning system that operates in addition to our Barracuda appliances. It takes the attachment, "detonates" it on a Microsoft secure system, and examines it for traces of malware or other malicious items. Any content found malicious will be blocked, offering greater trust in the attachments you receive.

Safe Links

Safe Links evaluates the links in an email message for malicious websites and replaces the URL with a longer URL that begins with "". The link is examined and is blocked if it is unsafe. These links can be blocked in real time, preventing and mitigating the impact of advanced phishing attacks designed to mimic USF systems.

Please still report suspicious emails and other items to, and you should always exercise caution when clicking links or opening attachments via email.