About the Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management public preview trial

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Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management is a new service that provides advanced vulnerability management capabilities to minimize your organization's cyber risk. Get real-time asset discovery, continuous risk-based assessment and prioritization, and built in remediation tools.

It includes the existing vulnerability management capabilities in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and new capabilities to further provide enhanced tools so your teams can intelligently assess, prioritize, and seamlessly remediate the biggest risks to your organization.

How to sign up for the Defender Vulnerability Management public preview trial

Note

The sign up process outlined below is only relevant to customers who have access to the Microsoft Defender 365 portal.

If you don't have access to the Microsoft Defender 365 portal learn more about how you can sign up to the Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management Standalone public preview trial.

To sign up for the Defender Vulnerability Management trial, you can go directly to the Microsoft 365 trials hub page or by selecting Trials on the left navigation from the Microsoft Defender 365 portal.

Once you've reached the Microsoft 365 trials hub, sign up depends on whether you already have Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 2 or not:

  • If you have Defender for Endpoint Plan 2, find the Defender Vulnerability Management add-on card and select Try now.
  • If you don't have Defender for Endpoint Plan 1 or Plan 2, or Microsoft 365 E3, choose the Defender Vulnerability Management card and select Try now.

Screenshot of Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management trial hub landing page. 2. Review the information about what's included in the trial, then select Begin trial. Screenshot of Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management begin trial.

Your trial will be effective immediately for 120 days. It can take up to 6 hours for all vulnerability management features to appear in your left navigation. Sign out and sign back in to see the updates.

Note

This is a public preview trial. Details on your purchase options for this new offering will be made available once the offering is generally available.

Required roles for starting the trial

As a Global Administrator, you can start the trial or you can allow to users start the trial on behalf of your organization by enabling this option:

  1. In the Microsoft 365 admin center, go to Settings > Org settings > Services > User owned apps and services
  2. Check Let users start trials on behalf of your organization
  3. Select Save

Screenshot of Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management user trial setting.

Note

If you don't want users in your organization to be able to start trials, as a Global Administrator you must disable this option once you've activated the trial.

Only a Global Administrator can end the trial.

It can take a few hours for the changes to take effect. Once it does, return to the trial setup page and select Begin trial.

Licensing

As part of the trial setup, the new Defender Vulnerability Management trial licenses will be applied to users automatically. Therefore, no assignment is needed (The trial can automatically apply up to 1,000,000 licenses). The licenses are active for 120 days.

Getting started, extending, and ending the trial

Getting started

You can start using Defender Vulnerability Management features as soon as you see them in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal. Nothing is created automatically and users won't be affected. When you navigate to each solution, you may be guided to make extra setup configurations to start using features.

Extending the trial

You can extend the trial within the last 15 days of the trial period. You're limited to a maximum of two trial periods. If you don't extend by the time your trial period ends, you'll need to wait at least 30 days before signing up for a second trial.

Ending the trial

Admins can disable the trial anytime by selecting Trials on the left navigation, going to the Defender Vulnerability Management trial card and selecting End trial.

Unless stated otherwise for the solution your trial data will be maintained for time, usually 180 days, before being permanently deleted. You may continue to access the data gathered during the trial until that time.

Terms and conditions

See the terms and conditions for Microsoft 365 trials.

Learn more about Defender Vulnerability Management

Wondering what you can experience in your free trial? The Defender Vulnerability Management trial includes: