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Over the course of the next week Sophos Phish Threat Outlook add-in will launch - allowing employees to report suspected phishing and spam messages with one click right from Outlook. Available for Outlook for Windows and Mac, Outlook Web Access, Office 365 and Exchange environments - it turns all employees into an active line of defense against cyberattack.


Benefits of Sophos Outlook add-in

Sophos Outlook add-in simplifies the way your employees report suspicious messages and simulated tests. With one click, users can report a message to the proper destination in the proper format and eliminate the need to remember a specific email address or how to properly forward unwanted messages.

You and your team will get better visibility into organizational awareness of cybersecurity risks and the real threats you face. With new Phish Threat reports making it simple to view who, when, and on what device users receive their simulated attack - and who reported it.


What happens when you report?

Instant feedback to employees is a terrific way of improving behaviour. That’s why any employee reporting a Phish Threat simulation will automatically receive an instant confirmation of the test.

Reports of all suspicious emails will be automatically forwarded to your designated Phish Threat inbox for greater visibility into the threats each organization faces. A copy will also be automatically sent to SophosLabs for further threat analysis - helping Sophos in its work to predict and prevent threats for all our customers.


Start ‘Doing’ today!

The Sophos Outlook add-in is included as standard with the Phish Threat license. Available to download today from Sophos Central and install to all devices centrally (see “Technical bit” below), you can demonstrate how employee awareness is really improving today - from knowing, to doing the right thing.


Technical details

Is my environment compatible? Which mail clients are covered? How do I install? Can I run a POC? All important questions – so let’s get to it.


Is my environment compatible with the Sophos Phish Threat Outlook add-in?

Sophos Outlook add-in works for mail accounts in the following environments:

  • Microsoft Office 365 Business subscription (Microsoft Exchange Online)
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2019 on-premises
    • Exchange 2013 and 2016 on-premises is not supported. 
    • Non-Microsoft mail providers (such as Gmail or other POP/IMAP accounts) are not yet supported.


Which mail clients will Sophos Phish Threat Outlook add-in support?

  • Microsoft Outlook for Windows 2013, 2016, and 2019
  • Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2016 and 2019
  • Microsoft Outlook on the Web (Microsoft Office 365 or Outlook Web Access)

Please refer to: Is my environment compatible with Sophos Outlook Add-in?


How do I install the Sophos Phish Threat Outlook add-in?

During proof of concept or testing, sideloading allows you to install the Sophos Outlook add-in on individual user devices via an XML Manifest file.

Centralized deployment is the best way to manage roll-out of Outlook add-in to all employees. Partners and customers can quickly and easily carry this out from the Office 365 Admin Center or using the Exchange Admin Center for on-premises estates. Full details available here