According to research, there are over 500 Million endpoints protected by the Microsoft Windows Defender Antivirus product. The sheer volume of endpoints makes Microsoft Defender a prime target for hackers attempting to bypass its protection.
If your company relies on Microsoft Defender, you have likely realized that it is an excellent choice to protect endpoints. Industry tests show that when used properly to scan email, monitor internet browsers, cloud, and apps for cyberthreats it can stop up to 99.5% of known malware (*AV Comparables October 2020 test).
However, the downside is that management gets more complicated once you have more than a few endpoints to manage. Microsoft Defender AV lacks enterprise-wide management capability and control over all endpoints from a single location. It's hard to secure your company’s endpoints and maintain security if you don’t know if antivirus is activated, if firewalls are turned on or if critical security policies are being followed.
We are announcing an exciting new product, Morphisec Guard Lite, a complete FREE product made available to every Microsoft Defender AV administrator to provide immediate visibility and control capabilities over your installation. Guard Lite turns Microsoft Defender from a desktop tool into an enterprise security suite!
Why is morphisec guard lite Free?
Morphisec is committed to helping security teams gain a competitive edge in the war against ransomware, malware, zero-days, and other advanced threats. We identified a very real gap across many companies and want to be your ally in getting control over Microsoft Defender without fees or subscriptions
Morphisec Guard Lite helps in three key areas:
- Visibility: knowledge is power, and understanding the state of every endpoint in real-time enables you to understand antivirus coverage levels, which machines are protected and which are not. More granular details, such as Microsoft Defender version numbers and status are easy to discover and view in Guard Lite.
- Compliance: IT security policies are critical to protecting your company, but only if implemented, followed, and adhered to. Here are some examples of critical policies: Firewalls must always be active, or Disk encryption must always be active. Once these policies are set, you can actively track and monitor compliance from a single location with Guard Lite.
- Control: While Guard Lite doesn’t focus on automated remediation, it will identify gaps in security and highlight them all from a single location, so you will know where to focus efforts on hardening security gaps.
If you spend a lot of your time managing Microsoft Defender AV and want to leverage powerful automation to regain control and spend your time on more strategic activities, we urge you to check out Morphisec Guard Lite free of charge! Click here to start the process. Early reviews from our testers have been phenomenal and we think you will love it too. Contact us with any questions or to share your feedback.