Published October 1, 2020

Microsoft Threat Protection and Advanced Threat Protection product name changes

Reference ID: MC223358

MC223358 – We are making the following product name changes to bring Microsoft Threat Protection and the products formerly known as Advanced Threat Protection together under the Microsoft Defender brand:

  • Microsoft 365 Defender (previously Microsoft Threat Protection)
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (previously Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection)
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (previously Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection)
  • Microsoft Defender for Identity (previously Azure Advanced Threat Protection)

When will this happen:

These changes will start rolling out in mid/late October and will continue through February 2021.

How this will affect yourorganization:

You are receiving this message because our reporting indicates one or more users in your organization are using one or more of these products. There are no changes to the product aside from the name change.

Additionally we’ll be updating the Microsoft 365 Roadmap with the new names soon.

What you need to do to prepare:

You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

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