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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a comprehensive enterprise endpoint security platform for preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is available in two plans, Endpoint Plan 1 and Endpoint Plan 2, which are available either as standalone services or a part of Microsoft 365.

As a standalone SKU, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 1 users can enable the service on up to five concurrent devices. Customers with Microsoft 365 E3/A3 have Microsoft Defender for Endpoint P1 capabilities with the same per-user model and device entitlements as the standalone SKU.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 2 is also available as a standalone license. Additionally, it is a part of Windows 10/11 Enterprise E5 and Windows 10/11 Enterprise A5, apart from Microsoft 365 E5/A5/G5 plans.

Defender for Endpoint Plan 1

Defender for Endpoint Plan 2

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Real-time, cloud-based Antivirus and Antimalware protection
Attack surface reduction to protect devices and applications
Device and file specific manual response actions
Automated investigation and response
Centralized management with Microsoft 365 Defender portal
Threat and vulnerability management for identifying, assessing, and remediating endpoint weaknesses
Microsoft Endpoint Manager integration for simplified endpoint management
Advanced security reports to show threats detected and their status
API support for automating workflows and custom application integration
Query-based advanced threat-hunting tool
Protection for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android devices
Support for Windows server and other non-Windows platforms, such as Linux
Device discovery capability for enterprise endpoints, unmanaged devices, network devices, and IoT devices
Advanced attack detections and actionable responses in near real-time
Microsoft Threat Experts managed threat hunting service
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End-user support
24/7 Support via
Phone, Chat, Email
on it costs
automatic updates
Data Backups
Security and
Partner expertise

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How can Apps4Rent help with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint?

As a Microsoft Gold Partner for Cloud Platform and Cloud Productivity, Apps4Rent can help with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint licensing, deployment, and customization. Our experts provide end-to-end assistance in deploying, starting with the preparation of the environment through the setup and onboarding process.

How is Microsoft Defender for Endpoint different from Windows Defender?

Windows Defender is built into Windows 10/11 and is primarily used as a firewall and anti-virus solution. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a cloud-based security platform that connects Windows Defender with Microsoft’s advanced threat intelligence system to provide comprehensive security to all enterprise endpoints.

Can Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MSDE) protect servers?

Yes, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MSDE) can protect servers and provide advanced attack detection and investigation capabilities seamlessly through the Microsoft 365 Defender console. Admins have deep insights into server activities, coverage for kernel and memory attack detection, and respond to actions quickly.

How to onboard endpoints to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint?

The process involved in onboarding endpoints to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint depends on the type of platform. While Microsoft Endpoint Manager can be used to onboard Windows, iOS, Android, and macOS devices, it does not support Linux endpoints. Contact our experts for Defender for Endpoint deployment assistance.


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