As of 2023, over 72 percent of businesses globally were affected by ransomware attacks (Statista.)
Due to emerging digital technologies, including AI, attackers have become more innovative - making every company, large or small, a reachable target. As companies determine how to mitigate threats and enhance resilience and recovery, threat actors discover new exploitation vectors.
To help companies strengthen security protocols and practices, Microsoft Defender has been in the works to provide security plans for large enterprises and small-to-medium-sized businesses. Optimized to prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats, Defender provides protection with antivirus and antimalware technology, ransomware mitigation, and more.
Microsoft Defender for Large Businesses
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a security plan for enterprise endpoint security. Endpoint security is an approach to protecting computer networks that are remotely connected to user devices such as desktops, laptops, mobile devices, and even IoT devices.
Defender for Endpoint is available in two plans, Plan 1 and Plan 2. Additionally, Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management is a new add-on for Plan 2. The table below summarizes the features of both Endpoint security plans.
|Defender for Endpoint Plan 1||
|Defender for Endpoint Plan 2||
|Defender Vulnerability Management add-on||
If you are unsure which plan to select, please contact us. Our engineers can help you tailor plans to align with your IT infrastructure and its specific requirements.
Integration with other Microsoft Solutions
- Microsoft Defender for Cloud
- Microsoft Sentinel
- Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
- Microsoft Defender for Identity
- Microsoft Defender for Office
- Skype for Business
Microsoft Defender for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses
Designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses (up to 300 employees), this security solution enables protection from ransomware, malware, phishing, and more. Defender for Business is included in Microsoft 365 Business Premium and is available as a standalone subscription.
The table below summarizes the features of Defender for Business:\
|Defender for Business||
In addition to the highlighted features, Microsoft will be introducing Security Copilot throughout its products. Security Copilot is a dynamic, self-learning, and anticipatory AI, designed to guide, assist, and augment efforts in the realm of cybersecurity.
In the next few months, Microsoft will announce additional features and updates that will change how companies enforce cybersecurity practices. Don’t fall behind; follow our newsletter below for upcoming cybersecurity webinars and updates. The best is yet to come!
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