Ranks are measured from 1 to 10 and provide an explanation for the risk factor – the higher the rank, the lower the risk.
Let’s examine a rank of an application:
In order to view the rank specifications simply click on the application and it will expand to three sections.
- The first section is the General section which shows the application reputation according to factors like the foundation date, domain registration and costumer popularity:
This is a very important factor when choosing a public app, mostly because it indicates the application’s stability and trust.
- The second section is the Security section which displays the supported known security mechanisms that apply to this application:
- The third and last section is the Compliance section that shows whether this app comply with security best practices of known security organizations and government regulations:
These scores can be updated regularly by Microsoft teams while you get to participate (if the score settings of the app seem not so accurate for you) by requesting a score update or reporting of a legitimate change in the application security.
You will find these three links in the bottom of the score board (just below the Compliance section):
To conclude this, I would say that it is rather critical to be familiar with the ranking of your applications and taking part in their scoring.