Advanced persistent threats (APT) is the name given to this kind of attack. They are targeted threats that remain a clear and present danger.
A study by the professional association ISACA indicates that 33 percent of companies are unconvinced that they are prepared for an APT or that they will be able to respond appropriately to an attack. Protection against these many-faceted risks requires multi-layer solutions and smart security.
The security solution built-in to Office 365 does not always provide complete protection against the complex, targeted attacks to which customers are exposed in the modern business environment.
They do not have suitable tools to correlate email, device and network analyses and hence to detect perniciously camouflaged and extraordinarily tenacious attacks. Moreover, they lack functions with a rapid display of attack details, to recognize how all the incidents are related and to scan control points for the artefacts of an attack. It is therefore practically impossible to establish context and to visualize malicious activities in the current environment. In consequence, they are not able to prioritize incidents and to immediately quarantine and neutralize the attacks throughout the entire company.
You can complete your protection and shape up for APTs for example by using Symantec Advanced Threat Protection
- Detect and analyze complex threats on your devices, in your network, your email systems and in your Internet data traffic
- Prioritize the most urgent tasks
- Neutralize complex attacks in minutes