Microsoft 365 Security - Branding Changes for Defender and Azure

London, UK – 12th October 2020 – Microsoft announce branding changes for their leading security/infrastructure platforms.

Microsoft announced – at their 2020 annural Ignite gathering – a unique approach that empowers security professionals to get ahead of today’s complex threat landscape with integrated SIEM and XDR tools. This means, that from a single vendor, you can achieve end-to-end threat visibility across all of your resources.

Included in this new approach are multiple branding changes across the Microsoft Security portfolio, which are highlighted below.


  • Microsoft 365 Defender (previously Microsoft Threat Protection)

  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (previously Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection)

  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (previously Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection)

  • Microsoft Defender for Identity (previously Azure Advanced Threat Protection)


  • Azure Defender for Servers (previously Azure Security Center Standard Edition)

  • Azure Defender for IoT (previously Azure Security Center for IoT)

  • Azure Defender for SQL (previously Advanced Threat Protection for SQL)

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