Microsoft Threat Protection will automatically turn on for eligible license holders

Published date: 01 May, 2020

Effective June 1, 2020, Microsoft will automatically enable Microsoft Threat Protection features when eligible customers visit Microsoft 365 security center. This change will apply to customers with corresponding licenses for one of the following Microsoft 365 security products:

  • Microsoft Threat Protection
  • Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Azure Advanced Threat Protection

This also applies to customers with one of the following licenses by June 1, 2020:

  • Microsoft 365 E5
  • Microsoft 365 E5 Security
  • Windows 10 Enterprise E5
  • Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) E5
  • Office 365 E5
  • Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection
  • Azure Advanced Threat Protection
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (Plan 2)

What is changing?

Starting June 1, Microsoft will be enhancing the described Microsoft 365 security products with Microsoft Threat Protection features when an eligible customer visits the Microsoft 365 security center

Microsoft Threat Protection enables coordinated defenses across email, endpoints, identities, and applications. It orchestrates defenses to detect, block, and prevent sophisticated attacks and automatically heal affected assets.

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With Microsoft Threat Protection, you get: 

  • Correlation of security data and alerts across all Microsoft 365 security products into cross-product incidents. 
  • Automated self-healing for endpoint, mailbox and identities affected by security incidents. 
  • Centralized data store that enables proactive threat hunting capabilities and behavior-based custom detection rules over email, endpoints and identity data.

For more about Microsoft Threat Protection: 

Visit the product website | Explore the documentation | Read our blog | Watch the webcast

Microsoft Threat Protection is covered by the Online Services Terms as updated for May 2020.

Learn more about this change in the tech community post and the Microsoft Online Services Terms. Reach us through the feedback tool in Microsoft 365 security center or your Microsoft representative or partner.

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