Defender for Endpoint Licensing

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Hello, 

Our organization is doing a test run for Defender for Endpoint.

I've read that Defender for Endpoint license allows

1 license Per User = 5 devices

 

I'm using Intune as my deployment method. I've assigned 1 defender for Endpoint license to my global admin account. I've successfully onboarded about 10 devices. I'm receiving all the advanced data analytics from these devices. These devices have different users, which I have not assigned a Defender for Endpoint license to.

 

I'm getting confused on how the licensing works for Defender for Endpoint. Any help explaining how it works will be greatly appreciated. 

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This is likely one of those cases where Microsoft doesn’t actively check usage. Doesn’t mean you should not buy the required number of licenses of course - you’re still required and bound by the license agreement or any other contracts may exist between your organization and Microsoft.
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