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Microsoft Windows Defender

Microsoft Windows Defender

Windows Server/Workstation – Defender

Microsoft Defender Antivirus (formerly known as Windows Defender) is an antivirus software that comes standard with Windows 10 can help protect against viruses, malware and spyware across email, apps, the cloud and web.


Blumira integrates with Microsoft Windows operating systems to provide automated threat detection and actionable response for Microsoft Defender. Blumira supports the following Microsoft Windows server operating systems:

  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2012R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008R2
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2003R2
  • Windows Server 2003

Blumira provides broad coverage for Windows Servers including collecting logs using NXLog, Command Line Logging, DNS Debugging and Winlogbeat.


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Setting up NXLog for Windows

You will need to first install and configure NXLog on the windows host using these instructions: https://www.blumira.com/integration/windows-server/

Setting up Windows Defender

Enable Microsoft Defender using Microsoft’s instructions: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/user-help/turn-on-defender-windows