Overview of Microsoft Defender Security Center

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Microsoft Defender Security Center is the portal where you can access Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection capabilities.

Use the Security operations dashboard to gain insight on the various alerts on machines and users in your network.

Use the Secure Score dashboard to expand your visibility on the overall security posture of your organization. You'll see machines that require attention and recommendations that can help you reduce the attack surface in your organization.

Use the Threat analytics dashboard to continually assess and control risk exposure to Spectre and Meltdown.

In this section

Topic Description
Portal overview Understand the portal layout and area descriptions.
View the Security operations dashboard The Microsoft Defender ATP Security operations dashboard provides a snapshot of your network. You can view aggregates of alerts, the overall status of the service of the machines on your network, investigate machines, files, and URLs, and see snapshots of threats seen on machines.
View the Secure Score dashboard and improve your secure score The Secure Score dashboard expands your visibility into the overall security posture of your organization. From this dashboard, you'll be able to quickly assess the security posture of your organization, see machines that require attention, as well as recommendations for actions to further reduce the attack surface in your organization - all in one place.
View the Threat analytics dashboard and take recommended mitigation actions The Threat analytics dashboard helps you continually assess and control risk exposure to threats. Use the charts to quickly identify machines for the presence or absence of mitigations.