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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

After rebranding Windows Defender as Microsoft Defender in early 2019, Microsoft has been consolidating most of their security-related products into their Microsoft Defender brand. In September 2020 they further announced the Microsoft 365 Defender cross-platform line to include:

  • Microsoft 365 Defender (previously Microsoft Threat Protection)
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (previously Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection)
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (previously Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection)
  • Microsoft Defender for Identity (previously Azure Advanced Threat Protection)

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a unified platform for preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response. Defender for Endpoint protects endpoints from cyber threats, detects advanced attacks and data breaches, automates security incidents, and improves security posture.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (which is available in E5/A5 licensing level) is not only available for Windows devices, but also: for iOS, Android and Linux.

I have seen many organizations switching or seriously considering Microsoft Defender as they consolidate your tools, and take full advantage of your licensing.