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Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Help protect multicloud and hybrid environments from development to runtime with a comprehensive cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP).


Announcing new CNAPP capabilities in Defender for Cloud

Get comprehensive cloud-native security in Defender for Cloud, now with the public preview of Defender for API security capabilities.

Secure multicloud and hybrid environments

Strengthen security posture, protect workloads against modern threats, and help develop 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, data-aware insights, and remediate at scale with built-in workflows.

Help prevent, detect, and respond quickly to modern threats

Gain comprehensive multicloud protection across cloud apps, infrastructure, and data with cloud-native threat 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.

Code-to-cloud protection with Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Strengthen security posture, enable protection against threats, 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, and Google Cloud.


Get cloud-security benchmark mapped to industry frameworks

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

Prioritize critical risks with contextual threat analysis

Discover high-priority risks with attack path analysis. Get contextual threat data from cloud security graph queries to help prioritize remediation.

Help protect workloads from malware and other threats

Gain broad workload security coverage supported by leading security intelligence across virtual machines, containers, databases, and storage to stop malware and other threats.

Efficiently scan with agentless or agent-based approach

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

Unify visibility for DevOps security posture

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

Help secure configurations throughout the development lifecycle

Enable security of infrastructure-as-code templates and container images to minimize cloud misconfigurations reaching production environments.

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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Integrated threat protection with SIEM and XDR

Empower your defenders to effectively secure your digital estate by combining 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 attack with Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

Security operations maturity self-assessment tool

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

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Industry recognition

Microsoft Security is a recognized industry leader.


Forrester Consulting TEI Study

Microsoft Defender for Cloud delivers 219 percent ROI over three years and a payback of less than six months, according to a study commissioned by Microsoft.1,2


Forrester XDR Wave

Microsoft Defender is named a Leader in The Forrester New Wave™: Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Providers, Q4 2021.1,3

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Related products

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


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Defender Cloud Security Posture Management

Strengthen posture across multicloud and hybrid environments with contextual security.

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Defender for DevOps (Preview)

Get unified DevOps security management across multicloud and multiple-pipeline environments.

Documentation and training for Microsoft Defender for Cloud 


Integrate code-to-cloud security in a CNAPP

Learn how to implement code-to-cloud security with the CNAPP from Microsoft.

Interactive guide

Review Microsoft Defender for Cloud key scenarios

Explore cloud security posture management, cloud workload protection, and development security operation scenarios.


Stay up to date

Get product news, configuration guidance, product tutorials, and tips.


Microsoft is developing a full CNAPP

Learn about the CNAPP concept, how the CNAPP offering from Microsoft is evolving, and its place in the context of the wider market for such technology.

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  • [1] Forrester and Forrester Wave are trademarks of Forrester Research, Inc.
  • [2] The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure Security Center, A Forrester Total Economic Impact Study commissioned by Microsoft, February 2021.
  • [3] The Forrester New Wave™: Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Providers, Q4 2021, Allie Mellen, October 2021.3 Cser, Andras; Maxim, Merritt; Fish, Shannon; Dostie, Peggy.
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