Managed Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Advanced threat protection for your Microsoft enterprise network

What is Microsoft Defender for Endpoint?

Defender for Endpoint is a security platform that uses the advanced technologies built into Microsoft 365 and Windows 10 cloud services, including threat intelligence, cloud data analytics, endpoint behavioral sensors, and automated response. Together, this powerful suite of defenses works to prevent, detect, and respond to attacks on enterprise networks.

IT Authorities is a Microsoft Gold Partner with comprehensive experience integrating Defender for Endpoint (formerly Defender ATP) into our clients’ security posture.

Why Defender for Endpoint

Reduced vulnerability

Microsoft’s attack-surface reduction creates the first line of defense by ensuring network and endpoint configurations are correct and IP addresses, URLs, and domains are regulated.

Defender Antivirus

Leveraging the Microsoft cloud infrastructure, Defender Antivirus uses evolving-threat research, behavioral analysis, big data, and machine learning to detect malware in real time.

Endpoint detection and response

Remediation includes automated capabilities to identify and counteract threats in real time, issue alerts, and continuously gather intel for proactive defense against future attacks.

Automated investigations

Algorithms examine alerts and immediately resolve breaches, then hunt for the threat on other endpoints. These are classified as malicious or benign and treated accordingly. All activity is catalogued in an Action Center, for review by your or our security teams.

Why choose Defender for Endpoint by IT Authorities?

Our other Microsoft services

Azure

Microsoft’s public cloud platform offers computing, storage, networking, development, and analytics.

SharePoint

Microsoft’s website-based cloud file management platform provides secure storage and access, and facilitates remote collaboration.

Teams

Microsoft's powerful communication and collaboration tool combines chat, video meetings, file sharing, and Microsoft 365 integration.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Microsoft’s mobile device management tool sets access permissions for laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and integrates with other Microsoft 365 applications like Teams.

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

This security platform uses advanced threat intelligence and behavioral sensors to prevent, detect, and respond to attacks on enterprise networks.

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FAQs

Defender for Endpoint requires Microsoft 365 or Windows 10 Enterprise or Education. Access is through Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browsers. Android, iOS, Linux, and MacOS are also supported. Our Microsoft 365 team will advise on network, diagnostics, and data storage configurations.

Yes. We take SLAs very seriously and measure every aspect of your IT needs. What’s more, we are completely transparent with our metrics, which means you’ll have access to them at any time.

Microsoft provides a 99.9% SLA for the availability of your cloud network, applications, and data. Compared to an on-premises solution, you would need redundant servers on-site and off-site to achieve that level of availability. Microsoft’s infrastructure is world-class in terms of both stability and security, ensuring your users have consistent access to their email and other services.

Yes. We take SLAs very seriously and measure every aspect of your IT needs. What’s more, we are completely transparent with our metrics, which means you’ll have access to them at any time.

Microsoft provides a 99.9% SLA for the availability of your cloud network, applications, and data. Compared to an on-premises solution, you would need redundant servers on-site and off-site to achieve that level of availability. Microsoft’s infrastructure is world-class in terms of both stability and security, ensuring your users have consistent access to their email and other services.

Yes. Starting our partnership off right is critical, and to ensure a proper onboarding there is a fee associated. The fee is equal to one month of service and covers the development of knowledge base articles and process documents.

No. Doing business with a partner should be easy and built on trust. Our monthly service agreements are just that — monthly, with no long-term commitments. There are no contracts or cancellation fees.

Absolutely! A Customer Success Executive will be assigned to you as your single point of contact. For technical support, you will have our entire team working to address any issue that comes up.

The onboarding process typically takes two weeks. You are assigned a Project Manager and Customer Success Executive to ensure a smooth and collaborative transition.

We consider this to be fundamental. Our Microsoft Gold Partner certified engineers work closely with Microsoft and you to ensure your technology is up to date and aligned to your business objectives.

IT Authorities will help you configure Defender for
Endpoint in your Microsoft 365 environment.