Microsoft Defender Antivirus (MDAV), known as Windows Defender Antivirus before the Windows 10 May 2020 update, is an anti-malware component of Microsoft Windows. MDAV continually scans for malware, viruses, and advanced security threats.
In addition to this real-time protection, updates are downloaded automatically to help keep your device safe and protect it from threats. More businesses use MDAV over any other to prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats. Recent market share calculations show that Microsoft alone holds over 30% of the market in endpoint protection and is expected to continue to grow exponentially.
When approaching a rollout of MDAV or conducting a security assessment of the existing environment for your organization, it can be difficult to know where to start. A just-published ebook aims to give you confidence in optimizing the protection for your endpoint environment with MDAV: 10 Tips to Boost Microsoft Defender Antivirus Security.
The 10 tips included in the eBook include some basic, intermediate, and advanced tips designed to boost Microsoft Defender AV, such as:
- Turn Microsoft Defender ON and Configure It
- Turn on Ransomware Protection
- Utilize Manual Scanning
- Turn Tamper Protection ON
- Detect & Remove Hidden Malware with Offline Scan
- Configure Cloud Protection Levels
- Access Control
- System Hardening
- Visibility and Control
- Curate Notifications
Getting devices into the service is just the beginning. Endpoint security settings need to be configured and essential settings and features need to be managed. An even greater opportunity is leveraging Morphisec’s breach prevention and MDAV management solution to take endpoint protection to the next level, stopping ransomware, evasive attacks, and unknown threats in addition to the known attacks that MDAV prevents.
Morphisec Guard compliments MDAV by focusing on the evasive and zero-day attacks that frequently bypass detection-based defense mechanisms, leveraging Morphisec’s patented Moving Target Defense technology. Morphisec also offers a single console that allows you to manage two solutions from one interface, including installation, configuration, added protection, and coordinated response capabilities. Morphisec tightly integrates with Microsoft Defender AV as well as Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. (e.g., see Microsoft customer stories for Radwell and Towne Properties)
By bringing both Microsoft and Morphisec together, you have the best of both worlds — an industry-leading antivirus paired with Morphisec’s best-of-breed breach protection that secures over 8 million endpoints worldwide from ransomware, zero-day attacks, and other evasive threats.
Download our new eBook, “10 Tips To Boost Microsoft Defender AV Security,” for more details on these 10 tips.