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Microsoft Releases Defender for SMBs

Microsoft's stand-alone version of Defender for SMBs promises to help SecOps teams automate detection, response, and recovery.

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Microsoft has released a stand-alone version of Defender for Business for small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs), which the company says will provide endpoint security on par with that of a large enterprise. 

A Microsoft survey found that 70% of SMBs are worried about the business risk that cybersecurity poses, and while 80% of SMBs said they have antivirus protection, 93%  still have concerns about cybersecurity threats. 

Microsoft said Defender for Business can help automate the protection, detection, and response tasks that can bog down SecOps 

"Automated investigation and remediation are a huge part of the product," Adam Atwell, cloud solutions architect at consulting firm Kite Technology Group, said in a statement. "It's just happening in the background. Defender for Business makes our security so simple."

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