The simplified configuration process in Microsoft Defender for Business
Microsoft Defender for Business features a simplified configuration process designed especially for small and medium-sized businesses. A wizard-like experience takes the guesswork out of onboarding and managing devices. We recommend using the simplified configuration process, but you're not limited to this option.
To onboard devices and configure security settings for your company's devices, you can choose from these experiences:
- The simplified configuration process in Microsoft Defender for Business; or
- Use Microsoft Intune.
What to do
Review your setup and configuration options
The following table describes each experience.
|The simplified configuration experience in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal (https://security.microsoft.com)||The simplified configuration experience includes a wizard-like experience to help you set up and configure Defender for Business. Simplified configuration also includes default security settings and policies to help protect your company's devices as soon as they're onboarded to Defender for Business. You can view and edit your default policies to suit your business needs. To learn more, see View or edit device policies in Microsoft Defender for Business.
With the simplified experience, your security team uses the Microsoft 365 Defender portal as a one-stop shop to:
|The Intune admin center (https://intune.microsoft.com)||Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) provider for apps and devices. If you're already using Intune, you can continue to use it to manage devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. See Microsoft Intune: Device management.|
- If you're ready to start your trial subscription, see Trial user guide: Microsoft Defender for Business.
- If you're ready to use the simplified setup experience, see Use the setup wizard in Microsoft Defender for Business.
- If you want to see the overall setup process, see Set up and configure Microsoft Defender for Business.