Microsoft has consolidated its extended defense and response (XDR) products under the Defender brand and split the product line into Microsoft 365 Defender for end-users and Azure Defender for cloud and hybrid infrastructure. The company's long-term plan is to unify its cybersecurity products under a simpler naming scheme so customers can better understand the range of its security products.
More from Microsoft:
- Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is available for all major platforms, including Android devices and a preview for iOS.
- Azure Defender has a new unified dashboard that provides visibility into security alerts and resources being monitored.
- Azure Defender has new protections for SQL on-premises, Azure Kubernetes, Azure Key Vault, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
- Azure Defender for IoT has expanded protections for industrial IoT, operational technology, and building management systems.