Microsoft Defender EASM Trial

BCSecA 0 Reputation points

Hello All,

I am looking to spin up the Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management resource in my tenant and was trying to find documentation on how to spin it down after the 30-day trail if it does not fit our needs.

Also looking for documentation/insight on what constitutes an asset as it is not very well defined in any of the documentation I have read to date.

Any feedback is much appreciated.


Microsoft Defender for Cloud
Microsoft Defender for Cloud
An Azure service that provides threat protection for workloads running in Azure, on-premises, and in other clouds. Previously known as Azure Security Center and Azure Defender.
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  1. Givary-MSFT 20,131 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @BCSecA Thank you for reaching out to us, researched on your queries related to Microsoft Defender EASM.

    Query 1: how to spin it down after the 30-day trial if it does not fit our needs.

    All resources will receive a 30-day free trial. During this time, you will have access to all functionality, and you will see a message indicating how many days are left in your free trial.

    What happens on Day 31 -

    Option 1: Delete the resource before the end of the trial and billing will not start.

    Option 2: if you want to continue using it, the billing charges will begin.

    For more information related to Defender EASM - Refer to this which covers Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management Architecture, Key features and use cases.

    Overview -

    Let me know if you have any further queries, feel free to post back.

    Please remember to "Accept Answer" if answer helped, so that others in the community facing similar issues can easily find the solution.