Microsoft Defender Cloud Security Posture Management
Focus on your most critical risks first across multicloud environments with contextual cloud security posture management (CSPM).
New capabilities in Microsoft Defender for Cloud
Discover new innovations to help security admins adopt a comprehensive cloud-native application protection strategy. Learn how to improve security with code-to-cloud insights across multiple cloud environments and DevOps platforms.
Reduce critical risks with contextual CSPM
Gain full visibility, contextual insights, and built-in workflows to remediate the most critical risks across clouds with Defender Cloud Security Posture Management.
Monitor your multicloud security posture
Get continuous security assessments of your resources running across DevOps pipelines, Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and on-premises.
Prioritize risks with contextual insights
Identify your most critical risks with insights from the security operations center (SOC), DevOps, APIs, Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management, Microsoft Entra Permissions Management, and Microsoft Purview, all in a single view.
Get agent-based and agentless vulnerability scanning
Get continuous, real-time monitoring with agentless vulnerability scanning and gain deeper visibility from built-in agents.
Maintain compliance with multicloud benchmarks
Follow best practices for multicloud security compliance with controls mapped to major regulatory industry benchmarks, such as the Center for Internet Security, the payment card industry, and the National Institute Of Standards and Technology, in a central dashboard.
Reduce risk by knowing the context
Gain full visibility into your security and compliance posture and understand the most important risks with Defender Cloud Security Posture Management.
Reduce your risk with Defender Cloud Security Posture Management.
Measure your security posture with secure score
Gain in-depth and continuous assessments of the security of your cloud resources running in DevOps pipelines, Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud Platform.
Gain visibility and contextual insights
Get connected insights generated by the cloud security graph spanning different workloads, such as DevOps, data sensitivity, APIs, Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management, and identity.
Mitigate risks with proactive attack path analysis
Use graph-based attack path analysis to explore risk and surface contextual cyberthreat data to help prioritize remediation and save mitigation time.
Manage security policies and simplify compliance
Centrally manage security policies across your cloud workloads and APIs and follow best practices with benchmarks for multicloud security compliance.
Implement security governance
Define and manage security governance rules at scale. Assign and track responsibility with a central view to improve organizational efficiency.
Enhance your data security
Get contextual insights into sensitive data exposure in posture management. Reduce overall sensitive data exposure by identifying weak spots.
Infrastructure as code security
Enable the security of infrastructure-as-code (IaC) templates and container images to minimize cloud misconfigurations reaching production environments.
Use code-to-cloud context to prioritize critical security fixes. Assign ownership by triggering custom workflows that feed directly into developer tools.
Industry trends in cloud security posture management
Learn how to gain greater visibility and strengthen cloud-native app development security with insights from industry analysts and leaders.
Industry research and recognition
Microsoft Security is a recognized industry leader.
Industry-leading cloud security posture management
Microsoft Defender CSPM is a leader in the 2023 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass on CSPM.3
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-  Forrester, Forrester New Wave, Forrester Wave, and Total Economic Impact are trademarks of Forrester Research, Inc.
-  The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure-As-A-Service Platform Native Security, Q2 2023. Andras Cser, Merritt Maxim, Caroline Provost, Christine Turley, April 25, 2023.
-  KuppingerCole Analysts AG Leadership Compass, Cloud Security Posture Management, Mike Small, July 27, 2023.
-  The Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft Defender for Cloud, A Forrester Total Economic Impact Study commissioned by Microsoft, February 2021.
-  The Forrester New Wave™: Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Providers, Q4 2021, Allie Mellen. with Joseph Blankenship, Alexis Tatro, Peggy Dostie, October 2021