Smart Protection for Office 365

Complete threat protection against email and file sharing risks

Key Features

Complete threat protection

Trend Micro Smart Protection for Office 365 provides multi-layered threat protection for Office 365 against phishing, Business Email Compromise (BEC), ransomware, and internal email and file sharing risks. Smart Protection for Office 365 combines the power of our Cloud App Security and Hosted Email Security to give you complete threat protection.

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Detects threats others miss

Users usually aren’t aware of the malicious emails targeting them, so it’s important to stop threats before they enter. Smart Protection for Office 365 uniquely:

  • Provides advanced threat protection, including sandboxing, for Exchange Online, One Drive for Business, and SharePoint Online
  • Protects internal emails, preventing employees from sharing malicious messages
  • Provides internal email advanced threat protection and on-demand scanning for Office 365 email
  • Combines email gateway with API-based service integration
  • Blocks threats the built-in security of Office 365 misses
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Ransomware protection

Ransomware is a huge threat to your organization. In fact, 94% of ransomware infections and over 90% of targeted attacks start with an email.1 Our solution:

  • Detects ransomware and other malware hidden in common Office or PDF documents
  • Prevents phishing attacks and spam with multiple protection techniques – sender reputation, content and image analysis, machine learning, and more
  • Detects zero-day malware by using pre-execution machine learning on files, and dynamic analysis with sandboxing
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Business Email Compromise (BEC) protection

BEC, including CEO fraud, is a fast growing threat to your organization. Dubbed “the 12 billion dollar scam” by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), BEC is hard to detect because usually no attachments or URLs are being used. Smart Protection for Office 365 looks at who, what, where, when and why of an email, and:

  • Catches BEC attacks by using artificial intelligence, including expert system and machine learning, to examine email header, content, and authorship.
  • Applies more stringent protection for high-profile users.
  • Uses unique Writing Style DNA technology to authenticate incoming English email from an executive against a trained machine learning model of that executive’s writing.
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Office 365

Office 365 Education, Business, Enterprise, Nonprofit, and U.S. Government plans. Office 365 Enterprise K1 (email only).
Standalone plans: Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online Plan.


Box Business and Enterprise 


Dropbox Business

Google Apps for Work

Supports Google Drive within Google Apps for Work (Trend Micro Hosted Email Security can provide additional email protection)

Uses a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques

Powered by XGen™ security, Smart Protection for Office 365 uses multiple next-generation techniques, including machine learning to block the broadest range of email threats. It also leverages the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ to correlate web, email, file, and domain registries and identify attacker infrastructures before they are launched.

Protection beyond Office 365 email

  • Combines email gateway with API-based Office 365 scanning to protect inbound, internal, and external email, as well as cloud file sharing for Office 365, Google Docs, Box, and Dropbox
  • Provides DLP and advanced threat protection for OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive
  • Does on-demand scans for Exchange Online mail store

Two-for-one protection

Hosted Email Security

Hosted Email Security is a cloud-based email gateway that delivers continuously updated protection to stop phishing, BEC, ransomware, spam, and advanced targeted attacks before they reach your network.

Hosted Email Security protects Microsoft® Exchange™, Microsoft® Office 365™, Google Apps, and other hosted and on-premises email solutions.

Cloud App Security

Cloud App Security enables you to securely embrace the efficiency of cloud services while maintaining security. It protects incoming and internal Office 365 email from advanced malware and other threats, enforcing compliance on cloud file-sharing services, including SharePoint® Online, OneDrive® for Business, Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive.

Cloud App Security integrates directly with Office 365 and other services using APIs, maintaining all user functionality without rerouting email traffic or setting up a web proxy.

In the last two years, Cloud App Security has stopped 6 million high-risk threats that weren’t caught by Microsoft.

The leader with the best technology

Trend Micro™ Deep Discovery™ sandboxing technology is “Recommended” rating by NSS Labs.

A leader in 2016 IDC MarketSpace for Email Security


What Customers Say


"Since implementing 
the Trend Micro solution, we’ve processed more 
than 5.2 million emails and stopped more than 12,000 ransomware attacks with no impact on our network." ...more

William Crank

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Smart Protection Complete

Hosted Email Security and Cloud App Security are part of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Complete Suite, powered by XGen™ security. This connected, multilayered security suite protects your users and their data regardless of what device they use or where they are working.

The Smart Protection Complete Suite  combines the broadest range of endpoint and mobile threat protection capabilities with multiple layers of email, collaboration, and gateway security. And it enables you to manage users across multiple threat vectors from a single management console that gives you complete user-based visibility into the security of your environment.

1TrendLabs 2017 Security Roundup, March 2018