Microsoft launches three new managed security services

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Vasu Jakkal, VP of Microsoft in charge

Vasu Jakkal, Microsoft VP of Compliance: These three new managed services could help any company adapt its team of experts to its needs, without having to recruit and train them. Photo credit: DR

We will have to wait until July to have more information on the additional financial investment of several million dollars in favor of XDR managed partners mentioned by Microsoft.

It is under the name Microsoft Security Experts that Microsoft has launched three managed security services targeting the Security Operations Center (SOC), these IS security supervision and administration platforms, and businesses. Two services called Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting and Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR are intended for SOCs, while the third called Microsoft Security Services for Enterprises is intended, as its name suggests, for large enterprises. As Vasu Jakkal, Microsoft vice president of compliance, identity, and security management, said, these services were built with input from Microsoft’s incredible ecosystem of partners. Adding that these three new managed services could help any company adapt its team of experts to its needs, without having to recruit and train them.

Proactively hunt for threats on MS Defender data

With Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting, SOC users will be able to rely on Microsoft’s service to proactively hunt threats across all Microsoft Defender data, including endpoints, Office 365, cloud apps, and enterprise. identity. Through this service, Microsoft experts will investigate and deliver contextual alert information and remediation instructions, with the ability to have ad hoc on-demand consultations to discuss specific incidents, national actors, vectors of attack and recommendations for improving security.

As for Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR, it is, as the name suggests, a managed XDR service that provides detection and response through Microsoft 365 Defender, investigation of alerts and response to incidents through automation and human expertise. Finally, for Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise, the service includes both proactive threat hunting and a managed XDR service, supported by the technology giant’s security information and event management (SIEM) and XDR stack, in order to protect cloud environments and platforms.

Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise already available

Currently, Microsoft Defender Experts for Hunting is in the process of preview, with general availability scheduled for the summer in the United States. As for the Microsoft Defender Experts for XDR service, it will enter the phase of preview fall in the United States. On the other hand, Microsoft Security Services for Enterprise is available now in the form of personalized specifications. According to Jakkal, the launch of the Microsoft Security Experts portfolio will allow the technology giant to include, over time, compliance, identity, management and privacy in addition to new security features.

In addition to its own managed services announcements, Microsoft briefly indicated that partners in its managed XDR partner community will receive an additional financial investment of millions of dollars next year in three key areas. The Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) will welcome a new type of XDR Managed Partner who will be able to take advantage of expanded co-marketing benefits, a new co-selling benefit for XDR Managed Partners, and new APIs allowing partners to have access to Microsoft threat intelligence.

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