Advance Threat Protection for Microsoft Teams

Howdy folks,

One that I’ve just found while working on other aspects of my Office 365 tenant is the control and management of Advanced Threat Protection.  Advanced Threat Protection is obtained when you purchase a Microsoft E5 license or can be purchased separate Add On and for Britain, where I live, it’s £1.50 per user currently.


What is it?

What is Advanced threat Protection?  It’s a solution from Microsoft that protects against unknown and sophisticated attacks which ultimately adds a better zero-day protection.


How to enable it?

So, how do we enable it for Microsoft Teams?!  Exchange Admin Center of course.

1) Log onto your Microsoft Portal using your an Exchange Admin or Global Admin privileges.  Go to Admin Centers and select Exchange.

2) Once you’re inside your Exchange Admin Center select Advanced threats sub menu and you should have an option for Protect files in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams.

3) Tick the Turn on ATP for SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams to enable the service.


Easy as 1,2,3


Why should I do it?

As more and more information is shared with our teams on OneDrive, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams we need to ensure that we are able to provide the levels of protection we would expect of the confidential and secure information required.  For such a small cost, or one that is included in the E5 suite, for me it makes sense to enable the service.


For a bit more information check out the TechNet article here:




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