Microsoft Security name changes – September 2020

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Microsoft have always enjoyed a good name change and nowhere has this been more true than their rapidly growing security portfolio. You’ll be pleased to know the pace of change continues following Microsoft Ignite 2020!

What’s changed?

Old nameNew name
Microsoft Threat ProtectionMicrosoft 365 Defender
Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat ProtectionMicrosoft Defender for Endpoint
Office 365 Advanced Threat ProtectionMicrosoft Defender for Office 365
Azure Advanced Threat ProtectionMicrosoft Defender for Identity
Azure Security Center Standard EditionAzure Defender for Servers
Azure Security Center for IoTAzure Defender for IoT
Advanced Threat Protection for SQLAzure Defender for SQL 

So gone are the various ATPs and Security Centers but now, like Marvel, we’ve got a bunch of Defenders to contend with!

There have also been a range of new features additions which will continue to strengthen Microsoft’s security offering including support for Amazon AWS and Google Cloud.

Further Reading

Microsoft SIEM & XDR features and name changes

2 Replies to “Microsoft Security name changes – September 2020”

  1. what about the MDATP for Servers SKU.. what does that change to? certainly not Endpoint… are they pushing Azure Defender for Servers?

  2. Hi Rand,

    Looking at Microsoft’s documentation, it does appear that servers are being brought under the “endpoint” umbrella.

    There’s still a mix of new/old naming everywhere but this page:


    “Microsoft Defender ATP extends support to also include the Windows Server operating system”

    So I’d say we now have desktop endpoints and server endpoints.

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