What Is Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)?


When it comes to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, there are a few things you should understand.

It is no secret that computer security is an absolute necessity for every company. Data breaches have rocked industries and tanked entire organizations. It is more important than ever to keep ahead of the technology solutions that can protect your business.

That's why the Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a solid choice for network security. Here are a few key facts about how it works and why you should consider it for your business.

What Is Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection?

Microsoft Defender ATP provides endpoint security for networks. It detects, prevents, and responds to network security threats. This method helps ensure the safety of your systems. It works between computer systems and various Microsoft products to protect cloud data. In order to keep things safe online or in the cloud, this platform is a a good starting point.


While it is not an antivirus platform, this Microsoft Defender ATP is a great tool for identifying the location and scope of threats to your system after a security breach. Knowing where your threats are coming from and being able to protect your endpoints is a great way to help your whole system stay safe and secure.

How Do You Get It?

To get started you'll need a subscription for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. If you're unsure how to get it, you should contact Bridgehead IT. We are a Gold Microsoft Partner with a team of experts who are at your service. Once you have your subscription we will guide you step-by-step through onboarding and setting up your system with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection. 


If you go directly through Microsoft they have different steps for onboarding and up-level / down-level operating systems. If your Windows or Windows Server system is older, it will be a down-level OS and may require extra steps to get it working properly. Again, if you're having trouble with this we're here to help guide you through this process.

More About Network Security

While it can't do everything for your system, Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection is a critical step towards keeping your system, computers, and endpoints safe and secure. Your company will be well-served by their high-level threat detection and alerts, and you'll be able to see exactly where and how threats are arriving.

For more about Microsoft Defender ATP or anything else related to network and computer security, we're here to help.


Contact us today about a security risk assessment for your business.

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What Can It Do?

Protecting against threats and responding to breaches is a key factor in Microsoft Defender ATP. When a breach gets identified, the system alerts and warns users and IT professionals that an issue has been identified.