Because of the massive attacks and scams round the world, Microsoft is hereby pushing out triple features at once to help secure users and their data in its home and personal version of office 365 suite.
With the goal to protect users, Microsoft rolls out the three new protection capabilities which are email encryption, ransomware detection and recovery and files restore features.
According to a blog post written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate Vice President, Office 365 Client Applications-Microsoft,”Today, we’re announcing new advanced protection capabilities coming to Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers to help further protect individuals and families from online threats.”
“To help protect customers, we are introducing two new capabilities that allow you to recover your files if they are affected by a malicious attack,” Koenigsbauer added.
Ransomware has become an increasingly pervasive attack method in which cybercriminals (Hackers) ‘lock up’ and prevent access to files in an effort to extort money from victims.
The new email encryption feature in Outlook.com offers an added layer of protection and ensures end-to-end encryption of users’ email.
“When you use Outlook.com email encryption, your email remains encrypted over a secure connection-minimising the threat of your information being intercepted or leaked to cybercriminals,” the software giant added.
Further more, “the Files Restore allows you to restore your entire OneDrive to a previous point in time within the last 30 days. You can use this feature to recover from an accidental mass delete, file corruption, ransomware or other catastrophic event.”
The new Office 365 can also detect ransomware attacks and help users restore their OneDrive to a point before files were compromised, so they don’t have to submit to cybercriminal demands.
“As these threats evolve, we are continuously improving detection capabilities to help keep you safe from the most advanced ransomware,” the software giant added.
With this move, I feel more happy and secured as Microsoft take it to home as their responsibility to protect their users. In rating, am giving Five (5) Star to this features. What about you?