Microsoft security portals and admin centers

While Microsoft 365 security center is the new home for monitoring and managing security across your identities, data, devices, and apps, you will need to access various portals for certain specialized tasks.


To access various relevant portals from Microsoft 365 security center, select More resources in the navigation pane.

Security portals

Security operators and admins can go to the following portals to manage security-specific settings, investigate possible threat activities, respond to active threats, and collaborate with IT admins to remediate issues.

Portal name Description Link
Microsoft 365 security center Monitor and respond to threat activity and strengthen security posture across your identities, email, data, endpoints, and apps with Microsoft Threat Protection
Microsoft Defender Security Center Monitor and respond to threat activity on your endpoints using capabilities provided with Microsoft Defender ATP
Security & Compliance Center Manage Exchange Online Protection and Office 365 ATP to protect your email and collaboration services, and ensure compliance to various data-handling regulations
Azure Security Center portal Use Azure Security Center to strengthen the security posture of your data centers and your hybrid workloads in the cloud
Azure ATP portal Identify, detect, and investigate advanced threats, compromised identities, and malicious insider actions using Active Directory signals with Azure ATP
Cloud App Security portal Use Microsoft Cloud App Security to get rich visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics to identify and combat cyberthreats on cloud services
Microsoft Defender Security Intelligence portal Get security intelligence updates for Microsoft Defender ATP, submit samples, and explore the threat encyclopedia

Portals for other workloads

While these portals are not specifically for managing security, they support various workloads and tasks that can impact your security. Visit these portals to manage identities, permissions, device settings, and data handling policies.

Portal name Description Link
Azure portal View and manage Azure Active Directory and all your Azure resources
Microsoft 365 compliance center Manage data handling policies and ensure compliance with regulations
Microsoft 365 admin center Configure Microsoft 365 services; manage roles, licenses, and track updates to your Microsoft 365 services
Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center Use Microsoft Endpoint Manager to manage and secure devices using combined Intune and Configuration Manager capabilities
Microsoft Intune portal Use Microsoft Intune to deploy device policies and monitor devices for compliance