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In recent months, Microsoft brought more clarity to the comprehensive range of solutions. With the modification of the names of some security solutions and by uniting them under the Defender fire, Microsoft continues this momentum.

A clear offer

As of this fall, the Microsoft 365 Defender product line for end users includes the following products:

  • Microsoft 365 Defender
    formerly Microsoft Threat Protection
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
    formerly Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365
    formerly Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
  • Microsoft Defender for Identity
    formerly Azure Advanced Threat Protection

With these changes, Microsoft wants to create more clarity in its offer. This was a particular problem for these security solutions. The unification of these security solutions under a more unambiguous name makes it easier to understand Microsoft's full security capabilities.

The latest XDR technology against cross-domain attacks

Microsoft 365 Defender also offers a unified suite of security solutions, which, thanks to XDR technology, watches over different domains: identities, endpoints, cloud apps, email and documents. XDR stands for Extended Detection and Response and is a new approach designed to deliver intelligent, automated and integrated security.
This is necessary because it is no longer sufficient to only secure the separate domains. Cyber-attacks occur on several domains at the same time and spread laterally within organisations. XDR makes it possible to connect different alerts that are seemingly incoherent and thus outsmart attackers.

Developing a security strategy?
Microsoft Defender is just one aspect that is part of a well thought-out security strategy. Unfortunately, there is no 'one-size-fits-all' model. Our experts will be happy to talk to you, and already gave a lot of advice in these webinars!

The 4 renewed products all work with this technology and thus complement each other seamlessly:

  • Microsoft 365 Defender uses AI to intercept attacks in an automated and cross-domain way. With dashboards and reports, it provides a clear insight into which threats are active where.
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is relevant, among other things, because of the growing number of devices that are used to work remotely. Remote working introduces extra security issues. These are well covered with Microsoft Defender for Endpoints, preventive and post-breach. Microsoft Defender for Endpoints continuously investigates your devices for possible breaches.
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365 protects all your Office 365 applications from advanced threats. Think phishing and email fraud, as well as breaches through corrupt documents and collaboration tools.
  • Microsoft Defender for Identity manages your identity risks. Stealing identities, with which cyber criminals gain access to confidential or valuable data, is a common practice. Proper management and control of identities is therefore crucial for a safe working environment. Microsoft Defender for Identity takes this to the next level by correlating suspicious signals with other alerts and makes secure access easier for your employees.

With the Defender solutions, Microsoft is responding to simplification. But Microsoft wouldn't be Microsoft if there weren't some additional variants. That's why we'd like to give you the complete list also for the license-technical clarity:

  • Azure ATP for Users became Defender for Identity
  • Azure ATP for Users Add-on became Defender for Identity AO
  • Azure ATP for Users Add-on EDU became Defender for Identity AO Edu
  • Azure ATP for Users Add-on Open became Defender for Identity AO Open
  • Azure ATP for Users Add-on Open FAC became Defender for Identity AO Open Fac
  • Azure ATP for Users Add-on Open STU became Defender for Identity AO Open Stu
  • Azure ATP for Users DOD became Defender for Identity DoD
  • Azure ATP for Users EDU became Defender for Identity Edu
  • Azure ATP for Users GCC High became Defender for Identity GCCH
  • Azure ATP for Users Open became Defender for Identity Open
  • Azure ATP for Users Open FAC became Defender for Identity Open Fac
  • Azure ATP for Users Open STU became Defender for Identity Open Stu
  • Microsoft Defender ATP became Defender for Endpoint
  • MS Defender for Endpoint GCC High became Defender for Endpoint GCCH
  • Microsoft Defender ATP EDU became Defender for Endpoint Edu
  • MDATP for Servers became Defender for Endpoint Server
  • MDATP for Servers GCC High became Defender for Endpoint Server GCCH
  • MDATP for Servers EDU became Defender for Endpoint Server Edu

Also within the Office 365 formulas change the names:

  • O365 Adv Thrt Protect GOVCON became Defender for O365 GovCon
  • O365 Adv Threat Protection - DE became Defender for O365 - DE
  • O365 Adv Threat Protection Plan 1 became Defender for O365 Plan 1
  • O365 Adv Threat Protect Plan 1 EDU became Defender for O365 Plan 1 Edu
  • O365 Adv Threat Protect Plan 1 DOD became Defender for O365 Plan 1 DoD
  • O365 Adv Threat Protect Plan 1 GCC became Defender for O365 Plan 1 GCC
  • O365 AdvThreatProtect Plan1 GCCHigh became Defender for O365 Plan 1 GCCH
  • O365 Adv Threat Protect Plan 1 became open Defender for O365 Plan 1 Open
  • O365 AdvThreatProtect Plan1 OpenFac became Defender for O365 Plan 1 Open Fac
  • O365 AdvThreatProtect Plan1 OpenStu became Defender for O365 Plan 1 Open Stu
  • O365 Adv Threat Protection Plan 2 became Defender for O365 Plan 2
  • O365 Adv Threat Protect Plan 2 EDU became Defender for O365 Plan 2 Edu
  • O365 Adv Threat Protect Plan 2 DOD became Defender for O365 Plan 2 DoD
  • O365 Adv Threat Protect Plan 2 GCC became Defender for O365 Plan 2 GCC
  • O365 AdvThreatProtect Plan2 GCCHigh became Defender for O365 Plan 2 GCCH
  • O365 Adv Threat Protect Plan 2 Opened Defender for O365 Plan 2 Open
  • O365 Adv Threat Protect Plan 2 Opened Defender for O365Plan 2 Open
  • O365 AdvThreatProtect Plan2 OpenFac became Defender for O365 Plan 2 Open Fac
  • O365 AdvThreatProtect Plan2 OpenStu became Defender for O365 Plan 2 Open Stu

And also Microsoft 365 gets some technical name changes:

  • M365 E5 W/O WDATP/CAS GCC Original became M365 E5 W/O DFE/CAS GCC Orig
  • M365 E5 CAO w/oWDATP/CAS GCC Orig. became. M365 E5 CLA W/O DFE/CAS GCC Orig
  • M365 E5 CAOw/o WDATP/CAS GCC Unif was signed. M365 E5 CLA W/O DFE/CAS GCC Unif
  • M365 E5 f/SA w/oWDATP/CAS GCC Orig. became. M365 E5 FromSA W/O DFE/CAS GCC Orig
  • M365 E5 frmSAw/o WDATP/CAS GCC Unif became M365 E5 FromSA W/O DFE/CAS GCC Unif
  • M365 E5 Sec-GCC High-SU frm OATP 1 became M365 E5 Sec-GCCH SUFmDefenderO365P1
  • O365 Exchange ATP EDU - DE became O365 Exchange DefenderO365 EDU -DE

Some new services have also been introduced:

  • Defender for Identity GCC
  • Defender for Identity GovCon
  • Defender for Endpoint GCC
  • Defender for Endpoint GovCon
  • Defender for Endpoint Server GCC
  • Defender for Endpoint Server GovCon

Do you have any questions about these products? Or are you not sure which versions are right for your organization?
Please do not hesitate to contact our licensing specialists.

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Hans Versmissen
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An experienced creative jack-of-all-trades, that's Hans. His background as an engineer and business consultant, his strong assets in his role as Freelance Copywriter at VanRoey.be.

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