Step 4. Evaluate Microsoft Defender for Endpoint overview

Applies to:

  • Microsoft Defender XDR

This article outlines the process to enable and pilot Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. Before starting this process, be sure you've reviewed the overall process for evaluating Microsoft Defender XDR, and you've created the Microsoft Defender XDR evaluation environment.

Use the following steps to enable and pilot Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

The steps for adding Microsoft Defender for Endpoint to the Microsoft Defender evaluation environment

The following table describes the steps in the illustration.

Step Description
Step 1. Review architecture requirements and key concepts Understand the Defender for Endpoint architecture and the capabilities available to you.
Step 2. Enable the evaluation environment Follow the steps to set up the evaluation environment.
Step 3. Set up the pilot Verify your pilot group, run simulations, and become familiar with key features and dashboards.


Do you want to learn more? Engage with the Microsoft Security community in our Tech Community: Microsoft Defender XDR Tech Community.