Defender for business installation and features

Service Line 26 Reputation points
2023-04-14T00:03:09.7533333+00:00

Gentlemen, Can Defender for Business be installed on Windows servers and if so which OS versions? What extra features would Defender for Business Servers add to server protection? Or is the case that Windows Servers can only use Defender for Business Servers? Appreciate your inputs. Thanks

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A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
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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. Wesley Li-MSFT 4,386 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-04-14T06:18:13.0133333+00:00

    Hello Thank you for posting in our Q&A forum. 1.Defender for Business can be installed on Windows Server: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/defender-business/mdb-requirements?view=o365-worldwide 2.To onboard devices running Windows Server or Linux Server, you need an additional license: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/defender-business/get-defender-business-servers?view=o365-worldwide 3.Defender for Business includes Defender Antivirus and extends these capabilities with threat and vulnerability management, attack surface reduction, endpoint detection and response, and automated investigation and response.