Microsoft Defender ATP

Microsoft Defender ATP

Eligible: Students, Faculty & Staff

Availability: 24 Hours, 7 Days

Support: Monday - Friday. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

AKAs: Advanced Threat Protection, Endpoint Security, Microsoft Security, Defender ATP, Virus/Spyware Scanning, Anti-Virus

Description

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a unified endpoint security platform for preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response. Microsoft Defender ATP uses the following combination of technology built into Microsoft's robust cloud service:

  • Endpoint behavioral sensors: Embedded in Windows 10, these sensors collect and process behavioral signals from the operating system and sends this sensor data to your private, isolated, cloud instance of Microsoft Defender ATP.
  • Cloud security analytics: Leveraging big-data, machine-learning, and unique Microsoft optics across the Windows ecosystem, enterprise cloud products (such as Office 365), and online assets, behavioral signals are translated into insights, detections, and recommended responses to advanced threats.
  • Threat intelligence: Generated by Microsoft hunters, security teams, and augmented by threat intelligence provided by partners, threat intelligence enables Microsoft Defender ATP to identify attacker tools, techniques, and procedures, and generate alerts when these are observed in collected sensor data.

Licensing

  • Faculty/Staff: All faculty and staff on the Coral Gables and Marine campuses provisioned under Microsoft 365.

Costs

  • No fees are charged for this service.

Get It Here

  • Faculty and Staff –
    • University-issued Devices: all University-issued devices are automatically provisioned with Microsoft Defender ATP.
      • Windows: University-issued devices are automatically enabled with Microsoft Defender ATP. If Defender ATP is not automatically enabled on your device, please contact the UMIT Service Desk at help@miami.edu or (305) 284-6565. All University-issued Windows 10 devices are required to use Microsoft Defender ATP.
    • Personal Devices: Windows 10 devices include Microsoft Defender as a standard built-in anti-virus within the Windows operating system. To ensure your device is protected and anti-virus is turned on, please follow these instructions.
  • Students –
    • Personal Devices: Windows 10 devices include Microsoft Defender as a standard built-in anti-virus within the Windows operating system. To ensure your device is protected and anti-virus is turned on, please follow these instructions.
  • IT Liaisons –

Documentation

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