Configure and manage Endpoint Attack Notifications

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Before you begin


Discuss the eligibility requirements with your Microsoft Technical Service provider and account team before you apply to Endpoint Attack Notifications managed threat hunting service.

Ensure that you have Defender for Endpoint deployed in your environment with devices enrolled, and not just on a laboratory set-up.

If you're a Defender for Endpoint customer, you need to apply for Endpoint Attack Notifications to get special insights and analysis to help identify the most critical threats, so you can respond to them quickly.

Apply for Endpoint Attack Notifications service

If you're already a Defender for Endpoint customer, you can apply through the Microsoft Defender portal.

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Settings > General > Advanced features > Endpoint Attack Notifications.

  2. Click Apply.

    The Microsoft Defender Experts settings

  3. Enter your name and email address so that Microsoft can get back to you on your application.

    The Name field on the Microsoft Defender Experts application page

  4. Read the privacy statement, then click Submit when you're done. You'll receive a welcome email once your application is approved.

    The Microsoft Defender Experts application confirmation message

When accepted, you'll receive a welcome email and you'll see the Apply button change to a toggle that is "on". In case you want to take yourself out of the Endpoint Attack Notifications service, slide the toggle "off" and click Save preferences at the bottom of the page.

Where you'll see the Endpoint Attack Notifications

You can receive targeted attack notification from Microsoft Defender Experts through the following medium:

  • The Defender for Endpoint portal's Incidents page
  • The Defender for Endpoint portal's Alerts dashboard
  • OData alerting API and REST API
  • DeviceAlertEvents table in Advanced hunting
  • Your email, if you choose to configure it

To receive Endpoint Attack Notifications through email, create an email notification rule.

Create an email notification rule

You can create rules to send email notifications for notification recipients. See Configure alert notifications to create, edit, delete, or troubleshoot email notification, for details.

View the Endpoint Attack Notifications

You'll start receiving Endpoint Attack Notifications from Microsoft Defender Experts in your email after you've configured your system to receive email notification.

  1. Click the link in the email to go to the corresponding alert context in the dashboard tagged with Threat experts.

  2. From the dashboard, select the same alert topic that you got from the email, to view the details.

Filter to view just the Endpoint Attack Notifications

You can filter your incidents and alerts if you want to only see the Endpoint Attack Notifications amongst the many alerts. To do so:

  1. On the navigation menu, go to Incidents & alerts > Incidents/Alerts > select the Filter to view Defender Experts notifications icon.
  2. Scroll down to the Tags field > select the Defender Experts check box.
  3. Select Apply.

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