Microsoft Defender for Business
Microsoft Defender for Business
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Microsoft Defender for Business Overview

What is Microsoft Defender for Business?

Microsoft Defender for Business is a comprehensive and cost-effective solution tailored to provide enterprises of all sizes with essential security tools, ensuring the protection of their devices, data, and networks against diverse threats. 

Key Microsoft Defender Capabilities

Comprehensive Endpoint Protection

Microsoft Defender for Business is a safeguard for endpoints, encompassing desktops, laptops, and servers, offering protection against various threats such as malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks. Its Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) capabilities deliver real-time protection and in-depth threat analysis, allowing organizations to swiftly detect, investigate, and remediate potential threats.

Advanced Threat Protection

Beyond conventional antivirus measures, Microsoft Defender for Business provides advanced threat protection designed for SMBs. Its threat-hunting capabilities leverage machine learning and AI to identify and prioritize potential threats. Additionally, its Attack Surface Reduction (ASR) rules fortify endpoints against common attack vectors.

Cloud-Based Security Management

Facilitating simplified security administration, Microsoft Defender for Business offers a centralized, cloud-based security management platform. This platform empowers IT administrators to effortlessly monitor endpoint security posture, manage security policies, and investigate potential threats—all from a unified console.

Cost-Effective Protection

Microsoft Defender for Business is strategically designed to be budget-friendly for SMBs, presenting a cost-effective solution that delivers comprehensive security without straining financial resources. Its licensing model, based on the number of protected devices, ensures scalability for SMBs as their business grows.

Trusted Security for SMBs

Backed by Microsoft's extensive cybersecurity expertise, Microsoft Defender for Business is a trusted security solution for fast-paced organizations. Its seamless integration with Microsoft 365 and other Microsoft products creates a unified security experience, while regular updates and patches guarantee SMBs are continually protected against the latest threats.

Its comprehensive protection, advanced threat detection capabilities, cloud-based management, and cost-effectiveness position it as an indispensable solution for businesses seeking confidence in their cybersecurity strategy.

Microsoft Defender for Business Awards

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Microsoft Defender for Business - Editors Choice 2024

Microsoft Defender for Business Recent Reviews

Reviewed on 3 October 2023

Seamless Mobility for Entrepreneurs

I greatly appreciate the peace of mind that comes with knowing I can access my work from anywhere. It's a relief that the platform is mobile-friendly and compatible with both IOS and Android devices, including smartphones and tablets.

  • The advanced upgrades have not only improved my productivity but have also elevated the quality of my output.
  • Frequent updates alter my settings without prior notice, which can be a bit frustrating.

Reviewed on 11 August 2023

Comprehensive EMS Package

Intune serves as an integral component of our organization-provided portal and integrates seamlessly with Office 365. This consolidation of essential features within a single EMS package streamlines our operations, enhancing overall efficiency.

  • Intune functions as a dedicated "play store" for our company, offering a seamless platform for viewing and installing apps, all while maintaining organizational control.
  • Azure Rights Management leaves room for improvement in terms of user-friendliness

Microsoft Defender for Business Pricing

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Microsoft Defender for Business Key Features

Cybersecurity Features
  • Network Security
  • Data Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Web Security
  • Email Security
  • Gateway Security
  • Server Security
  • Wireless Security
  • Workload Security
  • Runtime Security
  • API Security
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
  • Firewall
  • Encryption
  • Filtering
  • IP Black/White List
  • Attack Surface Monitoring
  • Threat Hunting
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Threat Library
  • Incident Triage
  • Incident Response & Remediation
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
Cybersecurity Protection Types
  • Antivirus
  • Anti-Malware
  • Anti-Ransomware
  • Anti-Spyware
  • Anti-Phishing
  • Anti-Spam
  • Exfiltration Prevention
  • Bot Mitigation
  • Zero-Day Mitigation
Reporting & Analytics
  • Audit Trail
  • Dashboard
  • Compliance Reports
  • Threat Analytics
  • File Integrity Monitoring
  • Patch Analysis
  • Threat Modeling
Microsoft Defender for Business Features Details

Microsoft Defender for Business Wheelhouse Score

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The Average Wheelhouse score for the Cybersecurity category is 8.2

Microsoft Defender for Business Scores

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  • Meets Requirements
  • Ease of Admin

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