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Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Help protect multicloud and hybrid environments with comprehensive security across the full lifecycle, from development to runtime.

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New capabilities designed for the era of AI

Innovate boldly with built-in security during the application lifecycle. Secure AI, data, and compute workloads in your multicloud environment with new, comprehensive cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) capabilities.

Secure multicloud and hybrid environments

Strengthen your security posture, protect workloads against modern cyberthreats, and develop more secure applications.

Reduce risk with contextual security posture management

Get full visibility and continuous monitoring across your multicloud and hybrid environments, prioritize your most critical risks with integrated contextual, insights, and remediate at scale from code to cloud with built-in workflows.

Help prevent, detect, and respond quickly to cyberthreats

Gain comprehensive multicloud protection across infrastructure, apps, and data with cloud-native cyberthreat detection and response.

Unify security management for DevOps

Empower security teams with unified DevOps security management across multicloud and multiple-pipeline environments to help keep cloud applications secure from the start.

Protect multicloud and hybrid environments with comprehensive CNAPP security from development to runtime.

Get better code-to-cloud protection

Strengthen your security posture, enable protection against cyberthreats, and reduce risk throughout the cloud application lifecycle across multicloud and hybrid environments.

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Defender for Cloud capabilities

A security posture in Defender for Cloud.

Visualize and improve security posture proactively

Get free continuous assessment, built-in benchmarks, and recommendations to improve your cloud security posture in Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, and DevOps Pipeline.

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Get compliance benchmarks mapped to industry standards

Follow best practices for multicloud security compliance with controls mapped to major regulatory industry standards by default.

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Prioritize critical risks with contextual cyberthreat analysis

Discover high-priority risks using cyberattack-path analysis. Get contextual cyberthreat data from cloud security graph queries to help prioritize remediation.

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Help protect workloads from malware and other cyberthreats

Gain broad workload security coverage supported by leading security intelligence across virtual machines, containers, databases, and storage to help prevent malware and other cyberthreats in unified XDR.

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Efficiently scan with agentless or agent-based approaches

Get agentless and agent-based vulnerability scanning for agility and comprehensive workload protection.

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Unify visibility of DevOps security posture

Gain visibility into DevOps inventory and the security posture of application code and configurations across multicloud and multiple-pipeline environments.

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Help secure configurations throughout the development lifecycle

Enable security of infrastructure-as-code templates and container images to minimize the number of cloud misconfigurations that reach production environments.

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Accelerate remediation of critical issues in code

Prioritize and provide remediation guidance natively in the developer tools with comprehensive contextual insights from code to cloud.

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Unified security operations platform

Secure your digital estate with the only security operations (SecOps) platform that unifies the full capabilities of extended detection and response (XDR) and security information and event management (SIEM).

Protect Multicloud and Hybrid Environments from Code to Cloud

Learn how to reduce your risk of cyberattack with Defender for Cloud.

Security operations maturity self-assessment tool

Find out if your security operations center is prepared to detect, respond to, and recover from cyberthreats.

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Industry recognition

Microsoft Security is a recognized industry leader.

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The Forrester Wave: IPNS

Microsoft is named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure-As-A-Service Platform Native Security (IPNS), Q2 2023.12

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Industry-leading cloud security posture management

Microsoft Defender Cloud Security Posture Management is a leader in the 2023 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass on CSPM.3

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Frost Radar™: Cloud Workload Protection Platforms

Microsoft is named a leader in the Frost Radar™: Cloud Workload Protection Platforms 2023 report.4

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Related products

Use best-in-class Microsoft security products to help prevent and detect cyberattacks across your organization.

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Defender Cloud Security Posture Management

Strengthen posture across multicloud and hybrid environments with contextual security.

Defender for Cloud documentation and training


Integrate code-to-cloud security in a CNAPP

Learn how to implement code-to-cloud security with the cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) capabilities in Defender for Cloud.


Review Defender for Cloud key scenarios

Explore cloud security posture management, cloud workload protection, and development security operations scenarios in an interactive guide.


Stay up to date

Get Defender for Cloud news, configuration guidance, product tutorials, and tips.


Key challenges in building a CNAPP

Learn about the top challenges from security professionals in building a CNAPP, and get actionable insights.

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  • [1] Forrester, Forrester Wave, Total Economic Impact, and Forrester New Wave are trademarks of Forrester Research, Inc.
  • [2] The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure-As-A-Service Platform Native Security, Q2 2023, Andras Cser with Merritt Maxim, Caroline Provost, and Christine Turley, April 2023.
  • [3] KuppingerCole Analysts AG Leadership Compass, Cloud Security Posture Management, Mike Small, July 27, 2023.
  • [4] Frost Radar™: Cloud Workload Protection Platforms, 2023, Anh Tien Vu, August 2023.

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