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Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Protect multicloud and hybrid environments with integrated security from code to cloud.
Try Microsoft Defender for Cloud for free with Microsoft Azure account.

Secure multicloud and hybrid environments

  • Get unified visibility into your cloud security posture across Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, and hybrid clouds, so you can prioritize the most critical risks.
  • Help prevent, detect, and respond to attacks across multicloud workloads with integrated extended detection and response (XDR) protection.
  • Improve application development security with centralized insights across multipipeline and multicloud DevOps.

Get comprehensive code to cloud security

Security posture monitoring

Get free continuous security assessment of your cloud resources running in Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud.

Regulatory compliance

Apply policies and recommendations aligned with key regulatory standards to achieve multicloud compliance.

 Attack path analysis

Visualize potential attacks. Understand risks in code, data, and identity to help prioritize remediation.

Cloud workload protection

Use multicloud security across virtual machines (VMs), containers, databases, and storage to help detect malware and other threats.

Vulnerability scanning

Enable agentless and agent-based workload scanning for agility and in-depth protection.

DevOps posture visibility

Gain visibility of security posture across multiple continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines.

Infrastructure-as-code security

Prevent misconfigurations reaching the cloud by scanning infrastructure-as-code templates and container images.

Code security remediation guidance

Guide developers to prioritize security remediation by providing code-to-cloud context, in the tools they use.

Built-in security and compliance 

Microsoft has committed to investing $20 billion in cybersecurity over five years.
We employ more than 8,500 security and threat intelligence experts across 77 countries.
Azure has one of the largest compliance certification portfolios in the industry.

Multicloud protection with pay-as-you-go pricing

Try the enhanced security features in Microsoft Defender for Cloud free for 30 days. After that, pay as you go for the type of protection plan you choose.

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  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud is a cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP). The solution includes DevOps security, cloud security posture management (CSPM), and cloud workload protection(CWP) capabilities, which help find weak spots across your cloud configuration, strengthen the overall security posture of your environment, and protect workloads across multicloud and hybrid environments from evolving threats.
  • Yes. Microsoft Defender for Cloud is a multicloud security solution. It provides native CSPM capabilities for Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud environments and supports threat protection across these platforms. You can also connect non-Azure workloads in hybrid scenarios by using Azure Arc.
  • Basic CSPM capabilities in Microsoft Defender for Cloud are free. Defender Cloud Security Posture Management is available at extra cost, and cloud workload protection plans are charged on a per-resource basis. 
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[1] Forrester, The Forrester Wave, and The Total Economic Impact are trademarks of Forrester Research, Inc.

[2] Forrester Consulting, The Total Economic Impact™ Of Microsoft Defender for Cloud, February 2021.

[3] The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure-As-A-Service Platform Native Security, Q2 2023, Andras Csar, Merritt Maxim, Caroline Provost, Christine Turley, April 25, 2023.

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