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Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management

Reduce cybersecurity threats with a risk-based approach to vulnerability management.

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Expansion of Defender Vulnerability Management

Defender Vulnerability Management is now available as a standalone offer for more customers and use cases. It complements your endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution and has been expanded to include vulnerability assessments of containers.


Risk-based vulnerability management

Reduce risk with continuous vulnerability assessment, risk-based prioritization, and remediation.

Continuously discover and monitor assets

Eliminate periodic scans with continuous monitoring and alerts. Detect risks even when endpoints are not connected to the corporate network.

Focus on what matters

Prioritize the biggest vulnerabilities on your most critical assets using Microsoft threat intelligence, breach likelihood predictions, and business contexts.

Track and mitigate risks with ease

Bridge the gap between security and IT teams to seamlessly remediate vulnerabilities with robust contextual recommendations, built-in workflows, and application block capabilities to enable protection faster.

Get comprehensive coverage

Use agent-based or agentless scans across cloud workloads, servers, containers, and endpoints with support for Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android.

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See how Defender Vulnerability Management can help your organization reduce cybersecurity risks.

Get ahead of cyberthreats

Continuously discover, prioritize, and remediate the biggest risks to organizations across endpoints and cloud workloads.

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Key capabilities

Proactively reduce risk to your organization with Defender Vulnerability Management.

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Discover vulnerabilities in real time

Detect risks across managed and unmanaged endpoints with built-in modules and agentless scanners, even when devices aren’t connected to the corporate network.

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Reduce risk with continuous assessments

Eliminate periodic scans and access entity-level inventories of devices, software applications, digital certificates, browser extensions, and firmware assessments.

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View prioritized security recommendations

Focus on cyberthreats that pose the highest risk with a single view of prioritized recommendations from multiple security feeds.

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Block vulnerable applications

Proactively block known vulnerable versions of apps or warn users with customized desktop alerts.

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Seamlessly remediate and track progress

Connect teams with built-in workflows and integrations. Track progress and trends in real time with remediation tracking and device reports.

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Vulnerability assessments across cloud workloads

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

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Unified security operations platform

Secure your digital estate with the only security operations (SecOps) platform that unifies the full capabilities of extended detection and response (XDR) and security information and event management (SIEM).

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Unified portal

Detect and disrupt cyberthreats in near real time and streamline investigation and response.

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Get started

Get proactive protection across different domains including endpoints, servers, and cloud workloads with Defender Vulnerability Management.

Vulnerability management plans

  • For Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 2 customers: Seamlessly enhance your vulnerability management program—without the need for additional agents—using the Defender Vulnerability Management add-on.
  • For Microsoft Defender for Cloud customers: Get agentless vulnerability management for servers, containers, and container registries with Defender Vulnerability Management—natively integrated within Defender for Cloud.
  • For other customers: Complement your existing EDR solution with the Defender Vulnerability Management standalone offering.

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Gain visibility, insights, and intelligent guidance to strengthen your security posture.

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Detect and respond to cyberthreats in real time to help protect your multicloud, hybrid, and on-premises workloads.

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Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence

Help protect your organization from modern adversaries and cyberthreats such as ransomware.

Documentation and latest updates


Learn about each capability in depth and how it can help you protect your organization.

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Explore how Defender Vulnerability Management helps discover, assess, and remediate risk.

Latest updates

Learn about the latest innovations in vulnerability management from Microsoft.

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