Defender

Security – You can now configure web content filtering to block access to specific web categories

This was something missing in the security and device management offers from Microsoft since the move to cloud services; there was no integrated solution to manage web content filtering (you could still buy third party solutions). Well, good news you can now manage web content filtering directly from your Office 365 subscription. I think this …

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Intune – You can now monitor your Windows Defender devices from the portal

As you know, you can manage Windows Defender settings by creating device configuration profiles using Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager, including devices managed by SCCM (aka on-premises server) – see https://t.co/VG0DaErni1. Well, you can now monitor the health of all the devices protected by Windows Defender directly from the Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager portal, including the ones managed …

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Intune / SCCM – You can now apply Microsoft Defender policy using Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager on devices managed by SCCM

As you know, SCCM and Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager are being more and more close with each other. Well, now you can define and apply Microsoft Defender policy from Endpoint Configuration Manager on devices managed by SCCM. To be able to do it, you need to use the latest version of SCCM Current Branch 2002 with …

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Intune – You can now define update locations for Windows Defender

As you know you can control some settings of Windows Defender through Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager. Well, you can now also define update locations to get the definition updates for Windows Defender Antivirus. To configure the locations, logo to your Endpoint Configuration Manager portal (https://endpoint.microsoft.com/) and access the Endpoint security\Antivirus configuration blade Then create (or update) …

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Intune – Migrate your Windows Defender Firewall GPO’s rules for use with Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager

As you know, you can manage and configure your Windows Defender Firewall with Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager, including rules. But what about if you already had configured GPO’s (Group Policy Objects) to manage and configure Windows Defender Firewall? Until now you had to manually replicate these rules into Intune/Endpoint Configuration Manager. Well, good new, you can …

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Windows / Intune – Tamper Protection, a new protection capability is now available

As you know, attackers always try to be ahead of the security game and one of their technique is to disable the endpoint protection (aka antivirus/antimalware). Well, while Windows Defender is a quite secure and robust endpoint protection, it is obviously one of the major focus for these attackers. To help mitigate security threats trying …

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Intune – You can now create your custom firewall rules for Windows Defender Firewall

Good new if you have implemented an Endpoint Protection policy in Intune (hope you did ): you can now create your very own Defender Firewall rules. As you know, with the Endpoint Protection policy you were able to configure Windows Defender Firewall to have it enabled as well as few basic settings like merging (or …

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