Microsoft Defender Security Services has become available & provides a suite of defenses for the cloud based Microsoft 365 environment.

Microsoft Releases New Microsoft Defender Security Services, Plus Microsoft Sentinel Solution for SAP —

Microsoft announces new solutions for threat intelligence and attack surface management – Microsoft Security Blog

The new products are Microsoft Defender Threat IntelligenceMicrosoft Defender External Attack Surface Management and Microsoft Sentinel Solution for SAP. All are now at the “general availability” commercial-release stage and available for production use by organizations.

Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence and Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management both stem from Microsoft’s acquisition of RiskIQ, announced last year. RiskIQ was noted back then for gauging threats based on its massive Web scanning capabilities, and was said to offer complementary solutions to Microsoft’s own capabilities.

Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence is an enterprise-grade service for organizations with security operations centers. It brings together “security signals” from the RiskIQ team at Microsoft, as well as from the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center and Microsoft 365 Defender security research teams.  Those teams have different specialties, but they altogether collect “more than 43 trillion signals” each day. They track “more than 35 ransomware families,” plus “more than 250 nation state, cybercriminal and other threat actors,” Microsoft indicated.