Businesses are witnessing new and complex cyber-attacks due to the quick adoption of cloud services. This dependence on the cloud was inevitable owing to remote work on a massive scale. To ensure business continuity and remain relevant, organizations are looking at expanding their cloud estates.

Rapid cloud adoption can only expand the threat landscape as employees use their devices beyond working hours. For a fiercely ambitious hacker, this is a good playground but a big challenge for security teams. They need to be alert enough to address any inefficiencies while ensuring swiftness in responding to hackers.

Cloud is a present and futuristic business imperative. Companies face the task of storage and increasing workloads. Cloud is the only way out as it helps them in data management, provision resources, and develop customized apps. It is here to stay and must be protected.

Enter Microsoft Azure Sentinel. A subscription-centered cloud-native platform that offers exceptional availability and functionalities to its users. Azure provides enterprise class cybersecurity features such as Security Information Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration Automated Response (SOAR).

With its advanced features that include security analytics and threat intelligence, the platform maximizes security visibility and meets large scale incident detection, hunting, and response needs. It can also collate threat data across enterprise infrastructure, leverage analytics capabilities, and minimize false positives while pinpointing threats. Azure is the best remedy for your security challenges. Its built-in SOAR capabilities enable high-speed remediation, advanced incident analysis and investigation, proactive hunting, and forensics.

Power of Azure Sentinel

Azure Sentinel mitigates sophisticated attack risks, manages alert volume at scale, and reduces resolution periods.

It improves efficiencies through automation and orchestration capabilities, reduces the volume of manual tasks, collates and connects large volumes of cloud data across the infrastructure, and uses AI-ML driven dynamic correlation to detect any infiltrated anomalies. Azure log analytics workspace helps in managing automated data scaling and storage.

Detecting the likelihood of an advanced attack is possible due to Azure’s direct integration with threat intelligent security graphs from Microsoft. Moreover, it assimilates endpoint logs for faster detection through Microsoft 365 defender (earlier known as Microsoft threat protection) and provides intuitive dashboards for analysts to streamline security operations. Connecting data from Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications is not a worry since Azure has plenty of connectors to do the job. Azure allows customization of workbooks and connection of data sources to generate insights.

Analytics is a critical feature of Azure, used to group alerts and ensure the existence of an incident that can be investigated and resolved. Analytics helps map user behaviors across the network for any anomalies and segregate them based on criticality.

Automate your everyday tasks and simplify security orchestration with playbooks that integrate Azure services and your existing tools. Built on the Azure Logic Apps foundation, Azure Sentinel’s automation and orchestration solution provide a highly-extensible architecture that enables scalable automation as new technologies and threats emerge. To build playbooks with Azure Logic Apps, you can choose from a growing gallery of built-in playbooks.

Azure offers tools and graphs for thorough investigations on root cause analysis and the extent of a security threat. Furthermore, you can discover threats proactively, identify queries that provide real value insights, and use them to develop custom detection rules based on queries, create event-based bookmarks, and correlate events for studying the incident.

Azure can connect with Microsoft cloud app security to maximize the visibility of apps on the cloud and combat threats by leveraging analytics. Rest your fears on managing identities and access to applications; Azure can protect consumer identities and access to ensure scalability and availability.

Azure benefits

Due to its high level of customizability and a range of sophisticated features, businesses, be it small or large, can choose various Azure capabilities to secure data and apps, improve security posture and maintain compliance.

  • Azure ensures faster security data aggregation at scale across the enterprise network to identify threats with a built-in SIEM. With its public cloud framework, organizations can increase storage or computing space based on demands.

  • Effective management of costs with subscription-based models enabling organizations to maximize spend. Low redundancy across data centers ensures high availability.

  • Switching to Azure results in lower staffing costs, OpEx, and CapEx.

  • Total privacy and security of data with proven security capabilities, systems and policies.

  • Robust compliance with advanced configuration management features to meet HIPAA, ISO 27001, PCI DSS, and GDPR guidelines.

  • Threat intelligence, security analytics, and threat investigations with AI to uncover suspicious activities and reduce false positives.

  • SOAR capabilities to orchestrate and automate rapid responses towards incidents.


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