Microsoft makes Defender for Business generally available

Microsoft makes Defender for Business generally available

Move aims to help businesses protect themselves against security breaches

Elly Yates-Roberts |

Microsoft has made the standalone version of Microsoft Defender for Business generally available, bringing enterprise-grade end-point security to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to help protect them against ransomware and other sophisticated cyberthreats. 

According to a Microsoft survey from April 2022, more than 70 per cent of SMBs think cyberthreats are becoming more of a business risk, with nearly 25 per cent having experienced a security breach in the past year. 

“Microsoft believes in security for all,” said Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president of security, compliance and identity at Microsoft. “We are proud to further deliver on that vision today. With the general availability of Defender for Business, SMBs will get greater protection with simplified security to help them better protect, detect and respond to threats.” 

By using Defender for Business, SMBs can access multi-layered protection, detection and response to protect and remediate against known and unknown threats. The solution also features automated investigation and remediation capabilities, which reduces the workload of security operations teams by continuously detecting and automatically remediating threats. 

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