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Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps Now Tracks Unauthorized SaaS Apps on macOS

Microsoft has released an update for its Defender for Cloud Apps, extending its Shadow IT discovery capabilities to macOS devices. This enhancement enables organizations to monitor and manage unauthorized SaaS applications on Mac machines. What is Shadow IT? Shadow IT refers to the use of technology systems, software, applications, services, and devices without the IT...

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Rolls Out Offline Security Intelligence Update Feature for Linux Devices

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint has added a new Offline Security Intelligence Update feature in public preview for Linux devices. This functionality enables organizations to update security intelligence even when internet connectivity is limited or unavailable, by utilizing a local hosting server. Microsoft has highlighted several key benefits of the new offline security intelligence update feature…

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Real World SmartDeploy with Barry Weiss of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Last Update: Apr 17, 2024

After struggling for years with tools like Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), Barry Weiss heard about a simpler and less expensive solution called SmartDeploy at a Microsoft conference.

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Microsoft Intune Enhances Onboarding Experience for Defender for Endpoint

Microsoft is making some improvements to the way Intune deploys and manages Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on devices. This release enables organizations to use a unified device management service for monitoring and protecting their devices with cloud-based threat detection and response capabilities. “The single-pane of glass for these capabilities will be Intune. This assures streamlined…

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Adds New Investigation and Response Capabilities

Microsoft has introduced advanced investigation and response capabilities within its Defender for Endpoint service. The latest release brings support for file collection and investigation package collection response actions in public preview for macOS and Linux devices. According to Microsoft, security professionals should have a clear view of compromised devices to identify the malicious activities that…

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Gets New Dynamic Tagging Feature to Simplify Device Management

Microsoft has announced that support for dynamic rules for tagging devices is now generally available for its Microsoft Defender for Endpoint solution. This feature allows organizations to create and manage rules, allowing the automatic assignment and removal of tags from devices according to user-defined criteria directly within the Microsoft Defender portal. Microsoft explained that managing…

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Gets Streamlined Device Connectivity Experience

Microsoft has released a new update that streamlines the device connectivity and onboarding experience for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. The new feature is currently available in public preview for Windows PCs, with macOS and Linux support to follow in the coming months. Up until now, security teams were required to separately set up and manage…

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Now Automatically Blocks Human-Operated Attacks

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is getting a security feature designed to thwart human-operated attacks automatically. The introduction of new “contain user disruption” capabilities empowers organizations to swiftly isolate compromised user accounts and put a stop to lateral movement during hands-on keyboard attacks. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a security solution that enables customers to detect,…

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How to Protect Windows Devices with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

Last Update: Sep 07, 2023

Endpoint security plays a vital role in safeguarding enterprise cybersecurity, particularly in the context of remote work scenarios. As the number of endpoints accessing corporate networks rises with the growth of remote work, the need for robust endpoint security becomes increasingly paramount, enabling a secure environment for users on the move. In this article, I…

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Adds Support for Android Enterprise COPE devices

Last Update: Aug 30, 2023

Microsoft has launched its Defender for Endpoint solution on Android Enterprise (AE) company-owned personally enabled (COPE) devices. The company says that organizations can deploy this update with Microsoft Intune. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is an enterprise endpoint security solution that helps to protect businesses from advanced threats. With this release, Android Enterprise COPE devices can…

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