Forefront Online Protection For Exchange Online
Spam is an everlasting problem that all Exchange Administrators have to face on a daily basis. Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) is here to help you.
So what does FOPE do? Will it work on my current plan?
FOPE provides a layered virus protection system that uses multiple scanning engines on both the inbound and outbound messages for your organization. FOPE uses the Kaspersky, Symantec and Authentium AV engines and always uses all three when scanning messages. This is important because not all virus definitions are updated at the same time. FOPE servers query for virus definition updates every 15 minutes so if Symantec finds a new virus and releases a virus definition update against it but the other engines haven’t, FOPE customers don’t have to worry because their message will hit the Symantec scanner.
In Office 365 Exchange Online, every mailbox is protected with premier anti-malware protection and anti-spam filtering via FOPE. This service uses proprietary anti-spam technology to help achieve high accuracy rates, and multiple, complementary antivirus engines to help detect viruses and other malicious code spread through email.
With FOPE you can manage your anti-spam and anti-virus features. Why would you want to manage your anti-spam and anti-virus features?
Spammers, or malicious senders, use a variety of techniques to send spam into your organization. No single tool or process can eliminate all spam. You can reduce the rate of virus outbreaks and attacks by malicious software in your organization if you reduce the overall volume of spam that enters your organization.