Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps

Elevate the posture and secure access of your cloud apps.

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Key benefits

Identify and combat cyberthreats across your cloud services with Defender for Cloud Apps, a cloud access security broker (CASB) solution that provides multifunction visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics.

Discover and manage your apps

Streamline cloud access security with native integration. Control and audit your apps and resources.

Govern access to apps and resources

Discover shadow IT in your organization. Understand and control your digital information estate.

Assess the compliance of your apps

Evaluate against compliance standards, prevent leaks, and limit access to regulated data.

Capabilities

Cloud Discovery dashboard.

Discover and control the use of shadow IT

Identify cloud apps and services your organization uses. Evaluate the risk levels, business readiness, and manage over 28,000 apps assessing more than 90 risk factors.

A list of files stored in the cloud in Microsoft 365 Defender.

Protect your sensitive information anywhere in the cloud

Understand, classify, and protect sensitive information at rest or use out-of-the box policies and automated processes to apply real-time controls to data accessed by apps.

A dashboard showing open alerts, discovered apps, and users to investigate in Microsoft 365 Defender.

Enable secure remote work, protect against threats

Detect unusual behavior across cloud apps to identify ransomware, compromised users, or rogue applications. Analyze usage of apps and mitigate risks.

A session policy being created in Cloud App Security.

Help secure your organization with real-time controls

Use real-time controls to enable threat protection on your organization’s access points.

 

Learn more

A security configuration dashboard for Azure in Microsoft 365 Defender.

Manage your cloud app security posture

Investigate security configuration gaps with a view of your apps in all clouds, and take action on security configuration recommendations from Defender for Cloud Apps.

App governance alert dashboard in Microsoft 365 Defender.

Gain insight into your Microsoft 365 app behaviors

Explore app governance, a security and policy management capability that monitors, governs, and protects OAuth-enabled apps that access Microsoft 365 data via Microsoft Graph APIs.

Cloud Discovery dashboard.

Discover and control the use of shadow IT

Identify cloud apps and services your organization uses. Evaluate the risk levels, business readiness, and manage over 28,000 apps assessing more than 90 risk factors.

A list of files stored in the cloud in Microsoft 365 Defender.

Protect your sensitive information anywhere in the cloud

Understand, classify, and protect sensitive information at rest or use out-of-the box policies and automated processes to apply real-time controls to data accessed by apps.

A dashboard showing open alerts, discovered apps, and users to investigate in Microsoft 365 Defender.

Enable secure remote work, protect against threats

Detect unusual behavior across cloud apps to identify ransomware, compromised users, or rogue applications. Analyze usage of apps and mitigate risks.

A session policy being created in Cloud App Security.

Help secure your organization with real-time controls

Use real-time controls to enable threat protection on your organization’s access points.

 

Learn more

A security configuration dashboard for Azure in Microsoft 365 Defender.

Manage your cloud app security posture

Investigate security configuration gaps with a view of your apps in all clouds, and take action on security configuration recommendations from Defender for Cloud Apps.

App governance alert dashboard in Microsoft 365 Defender.

Gain insight into your Microsoft 365 app behaviors

Explore app governance, a security and policy management capability that monitors, governs, and protects OAuth-enabled apps that access Microsoft 365 data via Microsoft Graph APIs.

Integrated threat protection with SIEM and XDR

Microsoft empowers your organization’s defenders by putting the right tools and intelligence in the hands of the right people. Combine security information and event management (SIEM) and extended detection and response (XDR) to increase efficiency and effectiveness while securing your digital estate.

 

Learn more about threat protection

Microsoft 365 Defender

 

Prevent and detect attacks across your Microsoft 365 workloads with built-in XDR capabilities.

Microsoft 365 Defender dashboard highlighting active incidents, active threats and more.

Microsoft 365 Defender

 

Prevent and detect attacks across your Microsoft 365 workloads with built-in XDR capabilities.

The Microsoft approach to CASB

Gain visibility into your cloud apps and services using sophisticated analytics to identify and combat cyberthreats. Control how your data is consumed, no matter where it lives. Defender for Cloud Apps natively integrates with industry-leading security and identity solutions or any other solutions you want to use.

Industry recognition

What customers say about Defender for Cloud Apps

Defender for Cloud Apps—documentation and training

Protect everything

Make your future more secure. Explore your security options today.

A simple circular diagram shows how Microsoft brings a unique approach to the CASB market, helping customers to achieve Zero Trust security. Defender for Cloud Apps uses an enforcement engine at its core, providing real-time policy evaluation. The engine delivers protection by analyzing signals, applying organization-wide policies and threat intelligence, and ensuring identities are verified and authenticated and devices are safe. It conditionally grants access to data, apps, infrastructure, and networks, providing continuous and comprehensive visibility, analytics, and automation.

1. The Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) Of Microsoft Cloud App Security, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting, May 2020.
2. The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Security Gateways, Q2 2021, Andras Cser, May 2021.