Lifecycle management strategy in Defender for Cloud Apps


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.

By using a lifecycle management strategy, you can ensure your configurations, exclusions, and policies for Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps remain up to date and are reviewed on an established cadence.


Remember to also check What's New in Defender for Cloud Apps to stay current with new features and releases.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps lifecycle management.

To best maintain Defender for Cloud Apps posture, regularly follow the recommendations below:

Role-based access controls

Real-time controls

Policy management



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