Defender for endpoint license - User or Device?

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Dear Members, 


My first question is, Defender for endpoint Plan 2 is User based or Device based? or it is trust based assignment?


2) I have a Office 365 A5 for faculty license that contains Microsoft 365 Defender, what is the capability of this? 


Thanks in advance.


2 Replies


1) Defender for endpoint based in the user.

2) Microsoft 365 Defender and a multi-defender defense suite



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@logan-dinesh hello, 


1) the MDE license plan 2 is per user 


2) your Office 365 A5 for faculty license doesn't contains any plan for MDE, you need to purchase it as an addon or to switch your current license to one of the mixed scenario's


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