Microsoft Defender for Business is now in preview, and will roll out gradually to customers and IT Partners who sign-up here to request it. We will onboard an initial set of customers and partners in the coming weeks and will expand the preview leading up to general availability. Note that preview will launch with an initial set of scenarios, and we will be adding capabilities regularly.
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After you have onboarded your company’s devices to Microsoft Defender for Business (preview), you next step is to view and if necessary, edit your security settings and policies.
What to do
- Choose where to manage your security settings and policies.
- View your security settings and policies.
- Proceed to your next steps.
Choose where to manage security settings and policies
When it comes to managing your security settings and policies, you can choose from several options, as described in the following table:
|Use the default security settings and policies in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal (recommended)||Defender for Business (preview) was designed for the busy small or medium-sized business in mind. The default security settings and policies in Defender for Business are designed to protect your company’s devices from day one.
You can use the Microsoft 365 Defender portal (https://security.microsoft.com/) to view and manage your security settings and policies.
To learn more, see View or edit device policies.
|Use Microsoft Endpoint Manager||If your company is using Microsoft Endpoint Manager to manage security settings and policies, you can continue using Endpoint Manager and apply security policies and settings to some or all devices. To learn more, see Manage device security with endpoint security policies in Microsoft Intune.
Consider switching to the simplified configuration process in Defender for Business. If you make the switch, you’ll be prompted to delete any existing security policies in Microsoft Endpoint Manager before proceeding with the simplified configuration process in Defender for Business. Deleting your policies in Microsoft Endpoint Manager helps avoid policy conflicts later.
View your security settings and policies
To view your security settings and policies, use one of the procedures in the following table:
|Microsoft 365 Defender portal (https://security.microsoft.com)||1. Go to the Microsoft 365 Defender portal (https://security.microsoft.com), and sign in.
2. In the navigation pane, choose Device configuration. Policies are organized by operating system and policy type.
3. Select an operating system tab (such as Windows clients).
4. Expand a category (such as Next-generation protection or Firewall) to view your list of policies.
5. Select a policy to view more details about the policy. To make changes or to learn more about policy settings, see the following articles:
|Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center (https://endpoint.microsoft.com)||1. Go to https://endpoint.microsoft.com and sign in. You’re now in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
2. Select Endpoint security.
3. Select a category, such as Antivirus, Firewall, Endpoint detection and response, or Attack surface reduction to view policies in that category.
To get help managing your security settings in Microsoft Endpoint Manager, start with Manage endpoint security in Microsoft Intune.