[Defender] author scans, xmlrpc and rest disable

Wondering if Defender blocks scans for Author=1, author=2 etc - ?
Can it be used to disable xmlrpc? and disable the rest api?
These are the main things I used "shield" plugin for, but I had to remove it to a conflice with hummingbird, and it was suggested I use defender in the meantime.
I would like to see these options in defender.. but if defender does not have author= scans blocking then I need to search for something else, and I could add a couple other plugins to disable the rest and xmlrpc I guess.