Microsoft Defender for Office

Protect Your Office 365


Using an overarching, all-encompassing solution like Office 365 has endless advantages. There’s the improved collaboration, being able to share documents and data with precisely the people who need it wherever they are in the world, and access to all the world-class apps that your teams need to be productive.

However, keeping your documents, data, emails and apps safe and secure in the cloud doesn’t automatically form part of the Office 365 offering. In the same way that a computer can’t protect against attack without an anti-virus, your cloud services aren’t fully protected without Microsoft Defender.

What is Microsoft Defender for Office 365?

You could think of Microsoft Windows Defender as an anti-virus for the cloud. But it is so much more than any anti-virus that you may already be used to. Not only does Microsoft Defender protect your documents and data from attack, ensuring that they are protected, but it also helps you to prevent future attacks, detect potential threats before they occur, and even train your teams in best practices to avoid putting your business at risk.

Where Office 365 is an all-encompassing solution for managing your business, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 offers all-encompassing protection for those management tools.

Features of Microsoft Defender


Prevention is better than cure, and Microsoft 365 Defender helps you to prevent vulnerabilities by providing phishing protection in Outlook and ensuring safe links and attachments across Office 365.


Microsoft Defender helps you learn about threats to your cloud services before they have the chance to cause any damage. With real-time alerts and impersonation detection for both users and domains, you can put an end to attacks before they start.

Investigation & Hunting

Knowing where threats are coming from can help you to put rules in place to prevent future attacks. Microsoft Defender provides you with the logs and tools that you need to investigate attacks further and more thoroughly.


With the help of detection and investigation, Microsoft Defender allows you respond quickly and effectively to any perceived threats, ensuring that your data within the cloud and your Office 365 apps remain secure at all times.


It is not just your system that is vulnerable to attack, but your employees as well. Microsoft Defender helps you to ensure that your users receiving the training that they need to keep themselves, and your company, safe.

Your cloud services aren’t fully protected without Microsoft Defender.

Talk to us today to see the full value in keeping your Office 365 safe and secure.

Your cloud services aren’t fully protected without Microsoft Defender.

Talk to us today to see the full value in keeping your Office 365 safe and secure.

Advantages of Microsoft Defender

At Solid Systems, we pride ourselves on providing out-of-the-box solutions to fit your company’s needs, which is why we offer a range of cloud storage services.

One of the most powerful tools in Microsoft Defender is the ability to train your employees. Run simulations by sending your employees ‘phishing’ mails that really come from you. Measure your teams’ responsiveness and ensure that the right people get the training they need to keep themselves, and your business, secure.

While many anti-virus solutions help you to keep your emails secure, Microsoft Defender Anti-virus keeps both your emails and your Office 365 apps safe. Whichever Office 365 tool you may be using, from SharePoint, to OneDrive, to Teams and beyond, you can trust that your documents and data are protected with Microsoft Defender.

Microsoft Defender makes it easy for you to understand precisely how your Office 365 is configured and where vulnerabilities may lie. The wide range of reports help you to pinpoint areas of improvement, keep track of users, and highlight unusual activity.

Don’t find out about attacks after the fact. Real-time detection from Microsoft Defender alerts you to unauthorised access before attackers are able to comprise your data, providing you with the opportunity to stop attacks in their tracks.

Why choose Solid Systems?

Your Office 365 security is our top priority. As Microsoft Gold Partners, we understand the value that using Office 365 adds to your business, and want to help you keep your documents and data safe and secure in the cloud, no matter which Microsoft app you may be using.

At the same time, we know that security is not a one-size-fits-all solution. We work with you to customise Microsoft Defender to suit your needs, and help you ensure that your employees are not only embracing all that Office 365 has to offer, but are using it safely and securely as well.

This is why we take a three-pronged approach to Microsoft Defender implementation:

file (1)

We work with you to learn which apps you use, and how you use them. This helps us to implement the right features and configure Microsoft Defender to keep your business safe.

planning (1)

We don’t jump straight in with implementing Office 365 Defender. We work with you to formulate a plan that will see the least amount of disruption for your daily operations.


Once we’ve come up with a plan for putting MS Defender in place that suits your company’s needs, we put your plan into action to see your documents and data safely secured.

But that’s not where our involvement ends. We work you with you continually monitor your Microsoft Defender and keep track of any alerts that may arise. We configure your Microsoft Defender security solution to meet your business’ growing demands. And, most importantly, we keep your teams trained in the latest best practices, and ensure that they are keeping your business safe in turn.

Related Blogs


With over 18 years of experience in helping businesses to manage their technology, Solid Systems is perfectly placed to help you implement Microsoft Defender and protect your systems from threat. We’re just a click away, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

Since 2003, we have specialised in delivering leading technology solutions and offering guidance to organisations in South Africa and abroad, in the most human way possible.

We love technology and the exciting ways that it evolves, and are constantly improving the tools that we use. But humans are at the heart of our business. That’s why we value each relationship and prioritise a personal approach, finding solutions that deliver results for your company in the best way possible.

With our highly skilled and passionate professionals behind us, and the latest and most sophisticated tools at their disposal, we ensure that the businesses we work with are constantly evolving, and can step into the future with confidence.

Invest In More Than Just An Anti-Virus

    Didn't find what you were looking for?