Microsoft security name changes – November 2021

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During their Ignite 2021 conference, Microsoft announced a range of name changes across their security portfolio – these are:

Old nameNew name
Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS)Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Azure Security Center + Azure Defender Microsoft Defender for Cloud
Azure Defender for IoTMicrosoft Defender for IoT
Azure Defender for StorageMicrosoft Defender for Storage
Azure Sentinel Microsoft Sentinel

These are, I believe, all the changes but there may be some other “Azure –> Microsoft” changes that have taken place!

Whenever products change names, there’s the potential for confusion among partners and customers. While many of these are fairly straightforward, I can definitely see people getting confused between “Microsoft Defender for Cloud” and “Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps” 😂

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