Updates to Configuration Analyzer in Microsoft defender for Office 365
Published Feb 28 2024 08:30 AM 3,755 Views
Configuration analyzer in Microsoft Defender for Office 365 helps you find and fix security policies that are less secure than the recommended settings. It allows you to compare your current policies with the standard or strict preset policies, lets you apply recommendations to improve your security posture, and view historical changes to your policies. 
We are excited to announce several updates to Configuration analyzer. This update includes:
  1. New recommendations covering more scenarios.
  2. New flyout which adds more context around the recommendations.
  3. New export button which lets you easily export recommendations to share with your partners.

New Recommendations:

  1. Safe links Policy: Create Custom safe links policy.
  2. Outlook: Configure External tag in Outlook.
  3. Anti Phishing Policy: Enable First contact safety tips.
  4. DKIM: Configure DKIM and SPF for your domains.
  5. Built-in Protection Policy: Remove Built-in protection exclusions.

New Flyout Experience:

  • Clicking on a recommendation will now open a flyout that has brief detail about why we are making the recommendation as well as targeted links to documentation to learn more about.


Exporting the Recommendations:

  • A new Export button should appear when you select one or multiple recommendations. Clicking on the Export button will download the selected recommendations as a CSV file which can be shared with your external partners who might not have access to your environment.


Check out our documentation to get started: Configuration analyzer for security policies | Microsoft Learn


If you have other questions or feedback about Microsoft Defender for Office 365, engage with the community and Microsoft experts in the Defender for Office 365 forum. 

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‎Feb 27 2024 09:42 PM
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