Tag - MDATP

Reader question: Do you recommend Defender in place of third-party antivirus or security tools?

It feels like it has been a while since I addressed a reader question on the blog. This is one I get frequently, all the more so in recent months since Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP) became available as a standalone subscription via CSP. Previously, it was...
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Building your Security Practice with Microsoft Threat Protection and Azure Sentinel

I have some exciting news today. I have a new publication available covering Microsoft 365 E5 Security and Microsoft Threat Protection, with a bonus section at the end featuring Azure Sentinel (which is a separate product, not included with Microsoft 365). The document is available here...
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We need “MDATP Lite,” not full MDATP, in order to complete Defender’s value proposition in the SMB–and this is what it looks like

TL;DR: Just give me the device risk level with a description of "why" so I can follow up with potentially at-risk users. You can keep Advanced Hunting, etc. So many people I talk to in the SMB community think that they want MDATP. Well, it is available now as an independent...
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Inventory and Control of Apps within and beyond the perimeter with Microsoft 365

Managing devices is a topic I have probably burnt my readers out on by this point, so it's time we move into the next stage: wrangling all those crazy third-party applications hiding out in your environment! To build up a foundation of good security, we must identify our apps and...
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Reader Question: Differences between Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Business

Hi Alex, I’m working on getting some of my clients over to M365 Business from O365 Business Premium. I’ve searched the web and I can’t seem to find a good explanation on the difference between Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Business. Is there a difference between Windows Defender in...
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Devices still matter, Part 2: How attackers can use YOUR device

So based on our last post, we now know that MFA and Conditional Access can help prevent a lot of different scenarios involving "any old" devices. That leaves one other avenue for attackers then... Why bother trying to gain new access through any device when there are perfectly...
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Devices still matter, Part 1: Why you need a device management strategy

The Center for Internet Security (CIS) publishes 20 controls in their cyber-security framework. If you want to understand what good management looks like, then start here. The first six controls are considered the "basics"--the first and most important steps...
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