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Microsoft unveils new intelligent security products for businesses

Tuesday 17 April 2018 | 09:51 CET | News

Microsoft said it started offering several new intelligent security tools and technologies to help enterprise secure their data and networks against threats as well as address emerging threats aimed at IoT and edge devices. Among the newly announced platforms is Azure Sphere which is built to bring security to MCU-powered devices. Microsoft also launched several new intelligent security features for its Microsoft 365 commercial cloud offering. In addition, it announced a preview of a new security API for connecting Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph-enabled products as well as intelligence from products built by customers and technology partners to improve the fidelity of intelligence. On top of that, the company is announcing a new Microsoft Intelligent Security Association for security technology partners.

The company said Azure Sphere is the industry’s first holistic platform for creating highly secured, connected MCU devices on the intelligent edge. It features an entirely new class of MCUs with more than five times the power of legacy MCUs, an OS custom built for IoT security, and a turnkey cloud security service that guards every Azure Sphere device.

The new intelligent security features for its Microsoft 365 commercial cloud offering are designed to help IT and security professionals simplify how they manage security across their enterprises. These include Microsoft Secure Score and Attack Simulator to help teams stay prepared and ahead of threats; automated threat detection and remediation with the latest  Windows 10 update to free up security operations teams, as well as stronger partnerships to give customers more integrated products.

Microsoft's new security API for connecting Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph-enabled products is in early testing with a group of cybersecurity industry specialists that are collaborating with Microsoft to shape its development. The group, which includes Anomali, Palo Alto Networks and PwC, joined Microsoft on 16 April to share their own early exploration of the API and how it may improve each company’s ability to protect their mutual customers.

The new Microsoft Intelligent Security Association helps security technology partners benefit from, and contribute to, the Intelligent Security Graph and Microsoft security products. Members of the association will be able to create more integrated products for customers that provide greater protection and detect attacks more quickly. Palo Alto Networks and Anomali join PwC and other existing partners as founding members of the new association.




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Categories: IT
Companies: Microsoft / Palo Alto Networks
Countries: World
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