Microsoft’s security business is growing faster than any of its main products, and now the company is adding three new services designed to help organisations spot and respond to cybersecurity incidents, reports Irish Tech News.
Multi-million-dollar financial investment
In response to a global increase in cyberattacks, Microsoft have announced a multi-million-dollar financial investment this coming year in their cybersecurity services. With security already representing a $15 billion annual business for Microsoft, in 2021 it became the fastest-growing product or service the company sold.
About the technology
Developed from inputs gathered from an ecosystem of partners and technologies, Microsoft has designed three new managed services that can help scale a team of security experts to fit businesses’ individual security needs, without the challenges of hiring and training them. This new investment will give Microsoft customers the flexibility to choose what works for them, and to leverage these security services for the best outcomes and returns on their investment.
By adding to their already advanced security services, Microsoft are scaling up to meet the demands of business owners. The three new services will cater to small, medium and large enterprises. Among the new products being launched is Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting.
It will involve Microsoft engineers flagging issues they find in clients’ devices, Office 365 productivity software installations, cloud applications and identity programs. There’s also Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR, which tasks Microsoft employees with helping companies take action on threats. The third new offering is Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise, which includes an even broader set of people-driven services.
Rajiv Sagar, Cybersecurity Lead at Avanade, one of the partners who collaborated with Microsoft in the creation of the new category of services, said, “These services will enable organisations to get ahead of cyber threats, deepen their security resiliency and minimize the impact of incidents. At a time when the need for detection and response capabilities has never been greater, our collaboration will make a genuine human impact for all.”
Vasu Jakkal Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management, Microsoft added “Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help our customers and their partners meet today’s security challenges. We secure devices, identities, apps, and clouds—the fundamental fabric of our customers’ lives—with the full scale of our comprehensive multicloud, multiplatform solutions. Plus, we understand today’s security challenges because we live this fight ourselves every single day. Now, our world-class security expertise is your security expertise.”
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Source: Irish Tech News