Microsoft launches new cloud-based technologies for cybersecurity

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Microsoft launches new cloud-based technologies for cybersecurity

Microsoft has unveiled two new cloud-based technologies in Microsoft Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Threat Experts. The launches are to help cybersecurity teams in an organization with various tasks like reducing noise, false alarms, time consuming tasks and complexity that weigh them down.

The Azure Sentinel has been developed in close partnership with Microsoft’s customers. The tool used by early adopters has received good reviews and reduces threat hunting from hours to seconds. Azure Sentinel supports Common Event Format (CEF) and broad partner connections, including Microsoft Intelligent Security Association partners such as Check Point, Cisco, F5, Fortinet, Palo Alto and Symantec. The tool combines the insights of Microsoft experts and AI with insights of the in-house defenders and machine learning to track attacks before they happen.

The Microsoft Threat Experts on the other hand, is a service that is offered within Windows Defender ATP. Windows Defender ATP manages hunting to increase the capability of enterprise security team. Microsoft through the service can spot threats by going through an enterprise’s security data. It also provides expertise on demand.

The modern defender experience will help in the upcoming scenario of shortfall of security professionals that the company predicts will cause problems in near future. They believe that there will be an estimated shortage of 3.5 million security professionals by 2021. These two cloud-based technologies use the power of cloud and AI to help security teams oversee a lot of adverse terrain with relative ease.

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