Microsoft Defender for Business

Even the smallest business can be a target for a cybersecurity attack. Get enterprise-grade endpoint security that’s cost-effective and easy to use—designed especially for businesses with up to 300 employees.

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Elevate your security

Microsoft Defender for Business delivers a comprehensive security solution to help you secure your business, allowing you to focus on what matters.

Enterprise-grade endpoint protection

Deploy security across your devices, and use automated built-in intelligence to rapidly protect, detect, and respond to threats.

Simple setup, easy to use

Leverage streamlined onboarding and management experiences that provide actionable insights for fast and easy use.

Cost effective protection

Designed to deliver comprehensive security value at a price point that works for your business.

Key features

Microsoft Defender for Business is optimized to meet the needs of small and medium businesses of up to 300 users.

The onboarding process in Microsoft Defender for Business.

Simplified client configuration

Onboard devices in a few simple steps with recommended security policies activated right out-of-the-box.

A threat and vulnerability management dashboard in Microsoft Defender for Business.

Threat and vulnerability dashboard

Identify and manage software vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in real time.

The Device configuration screen in Microsoft Defender for Business.

Next-generation protection

Reinforce and verify the security perimeter for your network.

An incident logged in Microsoft Defender for Business.

Endpoint detection and response

Detect and respond to attacks using behavioral-based detection, plus manual and live response capabilities.

The onboarding process in Microsoft Defender for Business.

Simplified client configuration

Onboard devices in a few simple steps with recommended security policies activated right out-of-the-box.

A threat and vulnerability management dashboard in Microsoft Defender for Business.

Threat and vulnerability dashboard

Identify and manage software vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in real time.

The Device configuration screen in Microsoft Defender for Business.

Next-generation protection

Reinforce and verify the security perimeter for your network.

An incident logged in Microsoft Defender for Business.

Endpoint detection and response

Detect and respond to attacks using behavioral-based detection, plus manual and live response capabilities.

Additional key features

Automated investigation and remediation

Automatically investigate alerts to help address complex threats.

Threat intelligence from our security experts

Proactively guard against threats using human and AI analysis of trillions of signals.

Cross-platform functionality

Extend protection across devices for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android.6

Network protection and web blocking

Guard against dangerous domains that host malicious content, and help protect your devices from web threats.

Microsoft Defender for Business plan and pricing

Microsoft Defender for Business

new price RM12.60 user/month
Price does not include tax.

(annual subscription-auto renews)

Microsoft Defender for Business provides:

  • Device security with threat and vulnerability management, next-generation protection, and endpoint detection and response.
  • Easy to use wizard-driven set up, with recommended security policies activated out-of-the-box to quickly secure devices.
  • Security that keeps you productive and works with your IT without compromising budget.
  • Microsoft Defender for Business – specially designed for business with up to 300 employees.

 

You can try Microsoft Defender for Business risk-free at no cost.

Another way to buy

Microsoft Defender for Business is also available as part of Microsoft 365 Business Premium, a unified solution to help protect your business, bringing together best-in-class Office apps, powerful cloud services, and comprehensive security.

Industry recognition

Microsoft Defender for Business is built on the foundation of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, and features many of the same capabilities.

Customer success stories

Martin & Zerfoss and Kite Technology Share the small business advantages of Microsoft Defender for Business

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Resources

Frequently asked questions

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Microsoft Defender for Business is an endpoint security solution that helps businesses with up to 300 employees protect against cybersecurity threats including malware and ransomware, in an easy-to-use, cost-effective package.

IT service providers can use Microsoft 365 Lighthouse to view security incidents and alerts from Defender for Business across multiple customers in a single location. Management of Defender for Business via Microsoft 365 Lighthouse will come at a later date.

Securing devices is critical to safeguarding your organization from malicious actors attempting to attack or disrupt your business. Endpoint security helps to protect, detect, and respond to these threats for desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.

Microsoft Defender Antivirus provides next-generation protection built into Windows devices and helps to protect you from viruses, malware, and potentially unwanted applications. Defender for Business includes Defender Antivirus, and extends these capabilities with threat and vulnerability management, attack surface reduction, endpoint detection and response, and automated investigation and response.

Microsoft Defender for Business

1. IDC, The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Modern Endpoint Security for Small and Midsize Businesses 2021 Vendor Assessment, Doc #48304721. November 2021.
2. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. GARTNER and Magic Quadrant are registered trademarks and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.
3. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms, Peter Firstbrook | Dionisio Zumerle | Prateek Bhajanka | Lawrence Pingree | Paul Webber, 05 May 2021.
4. Forrester and Forrester Wave are trademarks of Forrester Research, Inc.
5. The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Software as a Service, Q2 2021, Chris Sherman with Merritt Maxim, Allie Mellen, Shannon Fish, Peggy Dostie, May 2021.
6. Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.