Start a Microsoft Defender for IoT trial

This article describes how to set up a trial license and create an initial OT plan for Microsoft Defender for IoT, for customers who don't have any Microsoft tenant or Azure subscription at all. Use Defender for IoT to monitor network traffic across your OT networks.

A trial supports a Large site size with up to 1000 devices, and lasts for 60 days. You might want to use this trial with a virtual sensor or on-premises sensors to monitor traffic, analyze data, generate alerts, understand network risks and vulnerabilities, and more.

For more information, see Free trial.

Prerequisites

Before you start, all you need is an email address that will be used as the contact for your new Microsoft Tenant.

You'll also need to enter credit card details for your new Azure subscription, although you won't be charged until you switch from the Free Trial to the Pay-As-You-Go plan.

Add a trial license

This procedure describes how to add a trial license for Defender for IoT to your Azure subscription. One trial license is available per tenant.

To add a trial license with a new tenant, we recommend that you use the Trial wizard. If you already have a tenant, use the Microsoft 365 Marketplace to add a trial license to your tenant.

To add a trial license with a new tenant:

  1. In a browser, open the Microsoft Defender for IoT - OT Site License (1000 max devices per site) Trial wizard.

  2. In the Email box, enter the email address you want to associate with the trial license, and select Next.

  3. In the Tell us about yourself page, enter your details, and then select Next.

  4. Select whether you want the confirmation message to be sent to you via SMS or a phone call. Verify your phone number, and then select Send verification code.

  5. After receiving the code, enter it in the Enter your verification code box.

  6. In the How you'll sign in page, enter a username and password and select Next.

  7. In the Confirmation details page, note your order number and username, and then select Start using Microsoft Defender for IoT - OT Site License (1000 max devices per site) Trial button to continue. We recommend that you copy your full username to the clipboard as you'll need it to access the Azure portal.

Use the Microsoft 365 admin center manage your users, billing details, and more. For more information, see the Microsoft 365 admin center help.

Add an OT plan

This procedure describes how to add an OT plan for Defender for IoT in the Azure portal, based on your new trial license.

To add an OT plan in Defender for IoT:

  1. Open Defender for IoT in the Azure portal, select Plans and pricing, where you're prompted to create a new subscription.

  2. Select Go to subscriptions to create a new subscription on the Azure Subscriptions page. Make sure to select the Free Trial option.

  3. Back in the Defender for IoT's Plans and pricing page, select Add plan. In the Plan settings pane, select your new subscription.

    The Price plan value is updated automatically to read Microsoft 365, reflecting your Microsoft 365 license.

  4. Select Next and review the details for your licensed site. The details listed on the Review and purchase pane reflect your trial license.

  5. Select the terms and conditions, and then select Save.

Your new plan is listed under the relevant subscription on the Plans and pricing > Plans page. For more information, see Manage your subscriptions.

Next steps