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Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting

Extend proactive cyber threat hunting beyond the endpoint.

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Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR is generally available

Augment your security operations center (SOC) team with leading end-to-end protection, threat intelligence, and expertise.

Proactive, comprehensive cyber threat hunting

Unify cross-domain security signals that go beyond the endpoint with Defender Experts for Hunting.

Access expertise on demand

Consult with our experts on specific incidents, context clarity, and additional threat intelligence.

Gain extensive hunting insights

Get the full cyberattack story as we analyze more than 65 trillion cross-domain cyberthreat signals.

Prioritize significant cyberthreats

Improve SOC response with timely notifications and analysis of what we investigated and found.

Our proactive cyber threat hunting process

Threat Hunting Survival Guide

Cyber threat hunters, like wilderness survival experts, must remain vigilant. Learn how to identify human-operated cyberattacks and hunt for cyberthreats like an expert.

Included capabilities

Cyber threat hunting and analysis

Let Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting look deeper to expose advanced cyberthreats and correlate across the stack.

Experts on Demand

Consult a Microsoft security expert about a specific incident, nation-state actor, or cyberattack vector.

Defender Experts Notifications

Receive incident notifications in Microsoft Defender XDR to help improve your SOC response.

Hunter-trained AI

Improve cyberthreat discovery and prioritization with automated tools trained by our security experts based on their learnings.

Interactive reports

Receive an interactive experience showing what we hunted and our findings, cyberthreat categorizations, and adversary tactics according to the MITRE framework.

Get more protection with Defender Experts for XDR

Let us triage, investigate, and respond to incidents for you with Defender Experts for XDR, a managed extended-detection-and-response (XDR) service that helps stop cyberattackers and prevent future compromise.

Industry recognition

Industry-leading managed detection and response

Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting is a Leader in the 2022 MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK® Evaluations for Managed Services.


LTIMindtree prevents security breaches with Defender Experts for Hunting

“By implementing Defender Experts for Hunting, we enhanced our cybersecurity posture by having experts who continuously look for hidden threats, ensuring the safety of our data, reputation, and customer trust.”

Chandan Pani, Chief Information Security Officer, LTIMindtree

Davis Graham & Stubbs

DGS Law raises the security bar with Microsoft Defender Experts

“The Microsoft Defender Experts service could work for many kinds of organizations needing a turn-key solution they can get up and running in days without a full security team.”

Chad Ergun, CIO, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

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The Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting

A 2023 study found a return on investment of 96% and a net present value of USD$449K over three years with Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting.1

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Learn cyber threat hunting basics in this Forrester report

Kick-start your cyber threat hunting program and reap the benefits to improve your overall SOC response.2

Additional resources

Get started with Defender Experts for Hunting

Improve your overall SOC response with managed threat hunting from Microsoft.

Learn what security teams want from MDR providers

Explore the latest trends and state of managed detection and response (MDR) services in this report.3

Subscribe to our Tech Community

Get the latest insights from Microsoft Security Experts in our Tech Community blog.

Watch a threat hunting story

See how Defender Experts for Hunting helps protect customers from an adversary-in-the-middle cyberattack.

Defender Experts for Hunting

Find out how Microsoft can help provide proactive cyber threat hunting that extends beyond the endpoint.

  • [1] The Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft Defender Experts For Hunting, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting, September 2023.
  • [2] Forrester, Threat Hunting 101: Providing A Meaningful Definition For Threat Hunting, Jeff Pollard, Allie Mellen, with Joseph Blankenship, Alexis Bouffard, Peggy Dostie, July 15, 2022.
  • [3] Enterprise Strategy Group, a division of TechTarget, Inc. Research Report, What Security Teams Want from MDR Providers, September 2022.

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