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November 03, 2022

How Microsoft Defender helps companies defeat cybercrime

60% of SMEs say they do not feel equipped to handle cyber attacks. This is a shocking statistic, considering how easy it can be to protect employees and businesses from most cyber breaches.

Where does this lack of confidence in cybersecurity come from? Most people understand the seriousness of security breaches, with high-level publicity surrounding the victims. Cybercriminals are known to exploit weaknesses in networks, processes and devices to steal data and assets, damaging both operations and reputation. Faced with consequences like these, companies may feel intimidated by the magnitude of the task at hand.

However, setting up effective security is not as complex as it seems. The answers lie in education and finding the right tools for the job. Robust safeguards and processes can be implemented without feeling overwhelming or distracting from the business of the day.

Seamless, easy-to-use solutions are the name of the game. Solutions that support both an organization’s security needs (protection of devices, networks and assets) and operational functions. Solutions that are complex enough behind the scenes to handle all forms of attacks, but simple enough for the user to easily integrate into their work methods.

A comprehensive, robust solution

Microsoft Defender for Business provides enterprise-level security for small businesses. It helps prevent ransomware, malware, next-generation antivirus, phishing and more to meet every type of cybersecurity need.

Designed specifically for SMBs (up to 300 employees), it protects all devices and systems, whether Windows, macOS, Android or iOS. It is easy to implement and comprehensive in its protection.

Microsoft Defender for Business features:

  • Automated alert and threat investigation.
  • Threat intelligence using human and AI analysis of trillions of signals.
  • Cross-platform functionality for all devices.
  • Network security and web blocking to protect against harmful content.

Upgrades make Defender easy to deploy

Microsoft Defender for Business is part of Microsoft Business Premium, so implementation is easy with a simple upgrade , eliminating the need to search around for a standalone solution.

Business Premium combines best-in-class Office apps and cloud services with comprehensive security to protect against advanced threats.

Security benefits include:

  • Comprehensive security – advanced security and device management helps protect businesses from cyber threats
  • Quick and easy – take immediate action to deploy and manage devices. Add and remove users within minutes.
  • Endpoint security – enables endpoint security for Windows and Linux across all devices and platforms.
  • Cost-effective – delivers high-quality security solutions at an affordable price.

Microsoft Defender is an opportunity for partners

Microsoft Defender for Business is not only a brilliant solution for customers, but partners can now add it to their stack as a standalone product.

It is included in Microsoft 365 Business Premium and partners also receive the benefits of Microsoft 365 Lighthouse integration.

Partner benefits include:

  • Increased security and reduced risk – AI-powered automation protects, detects and quickly responds to threats.
  • Secures customers with ease – view security incidents and alerts in one place. Standardize on one solution for all customer devices.
  • Increase revenue and reduce costs – build new, standardized endpoint security services with higher margins and lower operating costs and overhead.
  • Engage new customers and take advantage of upselling opportunities – Microsoft Defender for Business can be an entry point for new customers, allowing partners to upsell the broader Microsoft portfolio.

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Source: inty

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