Microsoft Threat Protection prerequisites

Applies to:

  • Microsoft Threat Protection


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Learn about the licensing, hardware and software requirements, and other configuration settings to run and use the Microsoft 365 security.

Licensing requirements

Microsoft 365 security requires one of the following licenses:

  • Microsoft 365 E5
  • Office 365 E5, Enterprise Mobility + Security E5, and Windows E5

You can acquire these licenses from the Microsoft 365 enterprise page.

Check your existing licenses

Go to Microsoft 365 admin center at to view your existing licenses. In the admin center, go to Billing > Licenses.

You need to be assigned either the Billing admin or Global reader role in Azure AD to be able to see licensing information. If you encounter access problems, contact a global admin.

Browser requirements

Access to Microsoft 365 security center is done through a browser. Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge is supported. Any HTML5 compliant browsers are also supported.