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Are there any overheads for Microsoft Defender for Cloud ?

Hi,
Assuming that I am with AWS Cloud and would want to use Microsoft Defender For Cloud , are there any overheads (performance overhead etc) for using this app? I believe this app is connected straight to the host, right?

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AlistairRoss-msft answered JamesTran-MSFT commented

Hello @eric-9602,

With regards to performance, Defender for Server requires agents installed onto your Windows or Linux servers to monitor and analyse data that is being produced on that device. With any agent there is going to be an overhead, but as every environment is different, we couldn't say explicitly what this would be for you (for example a domain controller would produce far more data than a server that is used infrequently).

I would recommend you run a trial of Defender for Cloud in a non-production environment and see if it suits your needs, as well as monitor the performance metrics.

There are also different plans for Defender for Server (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/defender-for-cloud/defender-for-servers-introduction#what-are-the-microsoft-defender-for-server-plans) with one using a reduced feature set.

Other overheads would include cost https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/pricing/details/defender-for-cloud/

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I just wanted to check in and see if you had any other questions or if you were able to resolve this issue?

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