Microsoft security portals and admin centers


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While Microsoft Defender portal is the new home for monitoring and managing security across your identities, data, devices, and apps, you need to access various portals for certain specialized tasks.


To access various relevant portals from Microsoft Defender portal, select More resources in the navigation pane.

Security portals

Security operators and admins can go to the following portals to manage security-specific settings, investigate possible threat activities, respond to active threats, and collaborate with IT admins to remediate issues.

Portal name Description Link
Microsoft Defender portal Monitor and respond to threat activity and strengthen security posture across your identities, email, data, endpoints, and apps with Microsoft Defender XDR

The Microsoft Defender portal is where you view and manage alerts, incidents, settings, and more.
Microsoft Defender Security Center Monitor and respond to threat activity on your endpoints using capabilities provided with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. Most tenants should now be redirected to the Microsoft Defender portal at
Office 365 Security & Compliance Center Manage Exchange Online Protection and Microsoft Defender for Office 365 to protect your email and collaboration services, and ensure compliance to various data-handling regulations. Most tenants using the security sections of the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center should now be redirected to the Microsoft Defender portal at
Defender for Cloud portal Use Microsoft Defender for Cloud to strengthen the security posture of your data centers and your hybrid workloads in the cloud
Microsoft Defender for Identity portal Identify, detect, and investigate advanced threats, compromised identities, and malicious insider actions using Active Directory signals with Microsoft Defender for Identity
Defender for Cloud Apps portal Use Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps to get rich visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics to identify and combat cyberthreats on cloud services
Microsoft Security Intelligence portal Get security intelligence updates for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, submit samples, and explore the threat encyclopedia

Portals for other workloads

Although these portals aren't specifically for managing security, they support various workloads and tasks that can impact your security. Visit these portals to manage identities, permissions, device settings, and data handling policies.

Portal name Description Link
Microsoft Entra admin center Access and administer the Microsoft Entra family to protect your business with decentralized identity, identity protection, governance, and more, in a multicloud environment
Azure portal View and manage all your Azure resources
Microsoft Entra admin center View and manage Microsoft Entra ID
Microsoft Purview compliance portal Manage data handling policies and ensure compliance with regulations
Microsoft 365 admin center Configure Microsoft 365 services; manage roles, licenses, and track updates to your Microsoft 365 services
Microsoft Intune admin center Use Microsoft Intune to manage and secure devices. Can also combine Intune and Configuration Manager capabilities.
Microsoft Intune portal Use Microsoft Intune to deploy device policies and monitor devices for compliance


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