Microsoft 365 Lighthouse and Microsoft Defender for Business are now generally available!

The global rise of cyberattacks and the advent of hybrid work is creating a new world of security risks that affects customers of all sizes, including Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). Many SMBs don’t have the specialized security knowledge or resources to protect against attacks and face outsize risk to their finances, operations, and customer data. Over the past two years, businesses of all industries and sizes have had to adapt to new ways of working, a challenging operating environment, and ever-changing customer expectations. They often rely on partners to manage and secure their IT environments. Today, we are pleased to share the general availability of two products to help partners secure your SMB customers better. These tailored tools enable the communication and flexibility that keeps businesses successful in the new hybrid environment. They are specially designed to help protect small and medium-sized businesses, and to empower IT partners with streamlined capabilities:

  • Microsoft 365 Lighthouse is now generally available for Managed Service Provider partners to help manage security for their customers from a single unified portal, quickly and easily, and at no additional cost.
  • Microsoft Defender for Business is now generally available within Microsoft 365 Business Premium, bringing cross-platform endpoint security and ransomware protection to the existing comprehensive productivity and security capabilities within Business Premium.

You can find more information in this blog post and also watch this on demand briefing