Integrate Defender for Cloud Apps with iboss


Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps (previously known as Microsoft Cloud App Security) is now part of Microsoft 365 Defender. The Microsoft 365 Defender portal allows security admins to perform their security tasks in one location. This will simplify workflows, and add the functionality of the other Microsoft 365 Defender services. Microsoft 365 Defender will be the home for monitoring and managing security across your Microsoft identities, data, devices, apps, and infrastructure. For more information about these changes, see Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps in Microsoft 365 Defender.

If you work with both Defender for Cloud Apps and iboss, you can integrate the two products to enhance your security Cloud Discovery experience. iboss is a standalone secure cloud gateway that monitors your organization's traffic and enables you to set policies that block transactions. Together, Defender for Cloud Apps and iboss provide the following capabilities:

  • Seamless deployment of Cloud Discovery - Use iboss to proxy your traffic and send it to Defender for Cloud Apps. This eliminates the need for installation of log collectors on your network endpoints to enable Cloud Discovery.
  • iboss's block capabilities are automatically applied on apps you set as unsanctioned in Defender for Cloud Apps.
  • Enhance your iboss admin portal with the Defender for Cloud Apps risk assessment of the top 100 cloud apps in your organization, which can be viewed directly in the iboss admin portal.


  • A valid license for Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
  • A valid license for iboss secure cloud gateway (release or later)


  1. In the Defender for Cloud Apps portal, perform the following integration steps:

    1. Select the settings cog and then choose Cloud Discovery settings.

    2. Select the Automatic log upload tab, and then Add data source.

    3. In the Add data source page, enter the following settings:

      • Name = iboss
      • Source = iboss Secure Cloud Gateway
      • Receiver type = Syslog - UDP

      data source iboss.

    4. Select View sample of expected log file. Then select Download sample log to view a sample discovery log, and make sure it matches your logs.

  2. Investigate cloud apps discovered on your network. For more information and investigation steps, see Working with Cloud Discovery.

  3. Any app that you set as unsanctioned in Defender for Cloud Apps will be pinged by iboss once every ten minutes, and then automatically blocked by iboss. For more information about unsanctioning apps, see Sanctioning/unsanctioning an app.

  4. To configure iboss to send traffic logs to Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, contact iboss support.

Next steps

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