Posted by: kurtsh | February 13, 2021

RELEASE: Application Guard for Office now generally available

imageWith many businesses transitioning to permanent remote work, a hybrid approach, or returning to the office, organizational efforts around protecting business-critical information is crucial.

Files from the internet and other potentially unsafe locations can contain viruses, worms, or other kinds of malware that can harm computers and data. To help protect your users against zero-day exploits and other advanced attacks no matter where your users work from, Office 365 opens files from potentially unsafe locations in Application Guard. To help enable you to deliver secure productivity regardless of the model your business chooses, we are pleased to announce that Application Guard for Office* is now generally available.

Application Guard will be off by default. Administrators will need to enable the feature and set the correct policy for users in their organization. To learn more about Application Guard, review the Installation Guide and check out the User Guide on the Office Support website. 

Continue the conversation and join us in the Microsoft 365 Tech Community. Whether you have product questions or just want to stay informed with the latest updates on new releases, tools, and blogs, Microsoft 365 Tech Community is your go-to resource to stay connected!

Application Guard is available to participating organizations that have Microsoft 365 E5 or Microsoft 365 E5 Security licenses.


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