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Ignite 2021: Microsoft Defender for Cloud news

According to the 2021 State of the Cloud report, 92% of organizations now have a multi-cloud strategy. At Microsoft, our goal is to centralize security across these environments and help security teams work more effectively with Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

Defender for Cloud (formerly known as Azure Security Center and Azure Defender) is a Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and workload protection solution that finds weak spots across your cloud configuration, helps strengthen the overall security posture of your environment, and protects workloads across multi-cloud and hybrid environments.


For Ignite 2021, our top news include:

  • Azure Security Center and Azure Defender are now unified as Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Native CSPM for AWS and threat protection for Amazon EKS, and AWS EC2.
  • Prioritization of sensitive data in cloud workloads, using Azure Purview
  • Microsoft Sentinel integration enhancements
  • Release of Azure Security Benchmark v3


Last year at Ignite, we shared our vision to create the most complete approach for securing your digital estate and integrating XDR technologies under the Microsoft Defender brand.

Unifying Azure Security Center and Azure Defender under the new name Microsoft Defender for Cloud now better reflects the integrated capabilities of our security offering that help you secure any cloud platform.


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