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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Microsoft Defender XDR

Upps they did it again. Another name change. But it make fully make sense! Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection is becoming Microsoft Defender Endpoint Protection and much more! The whole thing is now Microsoft Defender XDR (eXtended Detection & Response)

Checkout this Microsoft Garage Video!


The Microsoft 365 Defender line will 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)

Similarly, the Azure Defender line will include:

  • Azure Defender for Servers (previously Azure Security Center Standard Edition)
  • Azure Defender for IoT (previously Azure Security Center for IoT)
  • Azure Defender for SQL (previously Advanced Threat Protection for SQL)

Differences on Windows Versions Pro/Business/E3/E5

Recently a customer asked me about the specific differences between Windows Defender and Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (aka MD ATP or its new name "Microsoft Defender for Endpoints")


There is a great "Windows 10 commercial edition comparison" chart available which I want to share with you. Each feature is clickable and tells you more what MS is meaning with it!

Acutally the biggest differentiator is the security area. Standard security is pretty good so far even with Windows Defender (standalone). But the extra costs for E5 is bringing you cloud powered mega security facilitating the Microsoft Security Graph. So the extra bucks are running and operating the cloud facilities for you (hardware, power, cooling, people (3500 security researcher working for you day/night))

To see the full 8 pages version checkout here:
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=2069559

Thanks to Simon for pointing me to this valuable ressource!