The new security suite is aimed at SMBs struggling to protect themselves in today's cyber security landscape

Microsoft this week announced a new security solution designed to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enhance their threat protection.

Microsoft Defender for Business was announced at Microsoft Ignite 2021 and it will bring what Microsoft’s “enterprise-grade endpoint security” to companies with 300 employees or fewer. It is specifically designed to protect businesses against malware and ransomware across Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android devices. Microsoft Ignite is Microsoft’s annual global event for Microsoft Partners where the latest news and announcements on Microsoft’s technical solutions are made.

Defender for Business enters public preview later in November. It will be available as a standalone product for $3 (£2.20) per user, or alternatively as part of a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription.

Defender for Business features:


Microsoft Defender for Business
Microsoft Defender for Business
  • Threat and vulnerability management: allows customers to build a secure foundation by identifying and addressing software vulnerabilities and misconfigurations
  • Attack surface reduction: Using capabilities such as ransomware mitigation, application control, web protection, network protection, network firewall, and attack surface reduction rules, SMBs’ attack surface can shrink
  • Endpoint detection and response (EDR): Behavioural-based detection and response alerts allowing SMBs to identify persistent threats and remove them from their environments
  • Automated investigation and remediation: reduces alert volume and remediates threats. SMBs can automate Defender for Business to carry out tasks automatically, allowing them to prioritise the most important tasks
  • APIs and integration: allows SMBs to automate workflows and integrate security data into their existing security platforms and reporting tools

Learn more on Microsoft’s website: Microsoft Defender for Business | Microsoft Security

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