Lifecycle management strategy in Defender for Cloud Apps


Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is now part of Microsoft 365 Defender and can be accessed through its portal at: Microsoft 365 Defender correlates signals from the Microsoft Defender suite across endpoints, identities, email, and SaaS apps to provide incident-level detection, investigation, and powerful response capabilities. It improves your operational efficiency with better prioritization and shorter response times which protect your organization more effectively. 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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