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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

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A complete endpoint security solution

Endpoint protection, endpoint detection and response, vulnerability management, and mobile threat defense.

Agentless¹, cloud powered

No additional deployment or infrastructure. No delays or update compatibility issues. Always up to date.

Unparalleled optics

Built on the industry’s deepest threat optics and intelligence, backed by world-class security expertise.

Automated security

Elevate your security. Go from alert to remediation in minutes, at scale.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a holistic, cloud-delivered endpoint security solution. Its capabilities include risk-based vulnerability management and assessment, attack surface reduction, behavior-based next-generation protection, endpoint detection and response (EDR), automatic investigation and remediation, managed hunting services, rich APIs, and unified security management.

A diagram of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint capabilities. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a holistic, cloud delivered endpoint security solution that includes risk-based vulnerability management and assessment, attack surface reduction, behavioral based and cloud-powered next generation protection, endpoint detection and response (EDR), automatic investigation and remediation, and managed hunting services. These capabilities are underscored with rich APIs that enable access and integration with our platform. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is easily deployed, configured, and managed with a unified security management experience.

Additional capabilities

Ensure security across platforms

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint now provides security for non-Windows platforms including Mac, Linux servers, Android, and iOS.

Quickly evaluate capabilities

Fully evaluate our capabilities with a few simple clicks in the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint evaluation lab.

Streamline and integrate with APIs

Integrate Microsoft Defender for Endpoint with your security solutions and streamline and automate security workflows with rich APIs.

Simplify endpoint security management

Use a single pane of glass for endpoint configuration, deployment, and management with Microsoft Endpoint Manager.

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1. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is built into Windows 10 1703 and up, Windows 11 and Windows Server 2019. It does not require any agents to be installed on these versions.
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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™: Enterprise Detection and Response, Q1 2020, Josh Zelonis with Joseph Blankenship, Matthew Flug, Peggy Dostie, March 2020.
6. The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Software as a Service, Q2 2021, Chris Sherman with Merritt Maxim, Allie Mellen, Shannon Fish, Peggy Dostie, May 2021.