Microsoft named leader in the 2021 Enterprise Email Security by Forrester

Effective May 6, 2021, Microsoft leads Enterprise Email Security, The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2021 report suggests.

As Email represents the primary target for cybercrime, companies increasingly search for efficient and cost-effective means to secure company data and maintain productivity within their environments. Microsoft understands this exponentially increasing risk and therefore developed Microsoft 365 Defender. Both, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Defender, understand the entire chain of events, identify affected assets, like users, endpoints, mailboxes, and applications, and auto-heal them back to a safe state.

The Forrester Wave report evaluates enterprise email security solutions and provides a detailed overview of the current offering, strategy, and market presence of these vendors.

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 received the highest possible score in the incident response, threat intelligence, and endpoint and endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions integration criteria, as well as in the product strategy, customer success, and performance and operations criteria.

For the report, please visit:

For more information on Microsoft 365 Defender, please visit:

For the Microsoft article, please visit:

Microsoft Defender products consolidated into Microsoft 365 Defender and Microsoft Azure Defender

Effective September 22, 2020, Microsoft are consolidating their threat protection products under the Microsoft Defender brand, delivering two experiences: Microsoft 365 Defender for end-user environments, and Azure Defender for cloud and hybrid infrastructures.

Microsoft 365 Defender prevents, detects and responds to threats across identities, endpoints, cloud apps, email and documents in end-user environments, and consists of the following rebranded products:

  • Microsoft 365 Defender (previously Microsoft Threat Protection)
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (previously Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection)
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (previously Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection)
  • Microsoft Defender for Identity (previously Azure Advanced Threat Protection)

Azure Defender delivers capabilities to protect multi-cloud and hybrid workloads including virtual machines, databases, containers and Internet of Things (IoT), and is an evolution of the Azure Security Center threat protection capabilities, consisting of:

  • Azure Defender for Servers (previously Azure Security Center Standard Edition)
  • Azure Defender for IoT (previously Azure Security Center for IoT)
  • Azure Defender for SQL (previously Advanced Threat Protection for SQL)

For more information, please find the announcement here:

For further details, please watch the explanation video here: