Microsoft Defender for Identity Overview

Microsoft Defender for Identity is the #13 ranked solution in our list of top Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) tools. It is most often compared to Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Microsoft Defender for Identity vs Microsoft Defender for Office 365

What is Microsoft Defender for Identity?

Microsoft Defender for Identity is a cloud-based security solution that leverages your on-premises Active Directory signals to identify, detect, and investigate advanced threats, compromised identities, and malicious insider actions directed at your organization. With Microsoft Defender for Identity, you can:

- Monitor users, entity behavior, and activities with learning-based analytics

- Protect user identities and credentials stored in Active Directory

- Identify and investigate suspicious user activities and advanced attacks throughout the kill chain

- Provide clear incident information on a simple timeline for fast triage

    To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Microsoft Defender for Identity Community.

    Microsoft Defender for Identity is also known as Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Azure ATP, MS Defender for Identity, MS Defender for Identity, MS Defender for Identity.

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    Microsoft Defender for Identity Customers

    Microsoft Defender for Identity is trusted by companies such as St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ansell, and more.

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    What is our primary use case?

    We are looking at this solution as a trusted tenant for our network. This way, all of the data that goes through is trusted and the communication between our on-prem system and the Azure Cloud remains protected. Our only concern is when the data leaves the Azure Cloud and goes to another third-party tenant. Azure is our trusted tenant — we trust it. We're just concerned about the data when it leaves Azure and goes to another third-party tenant. For example, if you have a SaaS solution, like Salesforce, sometimes they send data to customers. In order to do this, the data has to leave the… more »

    Pros and Cons

    • "This solution has advanced a lot over the last few years."
    • "When the data leaves the cloud, there are security issues."

    What other advice do I have?

    Microsoft is a big company. They have put a lot of effort into their cloud solutions. They're the way of the future. They have done a lot to catch up with what Amazon did. This solution has advanced a lot over the last few years. It integrates very well with Office 365. For this reason, I think it's the way of the future. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.