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Microsoft Defender for IoT

Get real-time asset discovery, vulnerability management, and cyberthreat protection for your Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial infrastructure, such as industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT).

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Secure your enterprise IoT devices

Protect up to five enterprise IoT devices per user with Defender for IoT, now included with Microsoft 365 E5 and E5 Security plans.

Complete IoT and ICS/OT security

Accelerate digital transformation with comprehensive IoT and ICS/OT security.

Context-aware visibility

See everything in your environment with complete visibility into all IoT and OT assets and rich context about each device, such as communication, protocols, and behaviors.

Risk-based security posture management

Manage security posture and reduce your cyberattack surface area with a risk-prioritized approach.

Cyberthreat detection with behavioral analytics

Accelerate your incident response with a unified view of the entire cyberattack, including those beginning on the IT network and traversing into sensitive business-critical networks and OT environments.

Defender for IoT protects both enterprise IoT (eIoT) and OT devices

Enterprise IoT (eIoT)

eIoT includes printers, scanners, cameras, Smart TVs, VoIP phones, and other purpose-built devices used to streamline enterprise processes.

Operational Technology (OT)

OT includes supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control system (DCS) devices, programmable logic controls (PLCs), remote terminal units (RTUs), human machine interfaces (HMIs), smart meters, and other systems that uphold critical infrastructure and system processes.

Secure IoT and OT devices in every industry

Defender for IoT capabilities and cyberthreat intelligence meet the unique IoT security needs of organizations in every major industry.

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Address unique industry challenges

Tailor IoT security to your needs with comprehensive solutions.

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Asset discovery and context

Use a combination of passive and active agentless network monitoring to get a complete asset inventory and context such as protocols, communications, and backplane layouts.

Device inventory in Defender for IoT.

Risk-based vulnerability management

Improve your security posture, minimize the cyberattack surface, and eliminate vulnerabilities using a risk-prioritized approach that identifies and visualizes the most likely paths of cyberattack.

A dashboard in Defender for IoT showing deployment, traffic monitoring, devices by protocols and more.

Cyberthreat detection with IoT and OT behavioral analytics

Identify cyberattacks using IoT-aware and OT-aware cyberthreat intelligence, behavioral analytics, and machine learning that takes advantage of full-fidelity packet captures.

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Microsoft IoT Signals

Get the latest cyberthreat intelligence report that uncovers learnings and insights about IoT trends and security.

Complete protection for all your endpoints

Use Defender for IoT and Defender for Endpoint together to help secure all your endpoints.

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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).

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Unified portal

Detect and disrupt cyberthreats in near real time and streamline investigation and response.

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Get started with Microsoft Defender for IoT

Discover, manage, and monitor eIoT and OT devices across your organization with Defender for IoT.

Microsoft Defender for IoT plans

Protection for eIoT and OT are priced separately. Explore your licensing options.

  • Microsoft 365 E5 and E5 SecurityDefender for IoT for eIoT devices is included with these subscriptions. For each user license, customers can protect up to five devices.
  • Defender for IoT—eIoT add-onAdd-on to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint P2 that expands protection to enterprise IoT devices. Protection is licensed per device.
  • Defender for IoT—OT site-based licensing: Standalone licensing to protect your OT devices and critical infrastructure. Pricing differs depending on the size of your environment (site).

Industry recognition



Microsoft leads in real-world detection in MITRE ATT&CK for ICS evaluation.1

SC Awards

SC Awards

The Microsoft IoT/OT security solution (formerly CyberX) is recognized as the Best SCADA Security Solution in the Trust Awards category.2

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Additional resources


Realize the importance of IoT security

With IoT expected to outpace IT devices soon, chief information security officers (CISOs) need to be prepared to minimize risk across their organization’s expanding cyberattack surface.


Harden OT borders amid IT/OT convergence

The growth of devices across all industries, from automotive to waste management, has made organizations more vulnerable. See what it means for a CISO.


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  • [1] MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK Evaluations, Triton ICS Evaluation 2021, © 2021 The MITRE Corporation. This work is reproduced and distributed with the permission of The MITRE Corporation.
  • [2] CyberX Wins Coveted Trust Award at SC Awards 2020, Continuing to Receive Industry Recognition, Businesswire, March 11, 2020.
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