Cyber security and keeping your company’s information is certainly in the news these days.  There has never been a more important time to evaluate your current security environment and consider strengthening your technology.  Microsoft’s business security solutions can greatly help counter and be prepared for threats against your organization.  Microsoft Azure are cloud business technology offerings.  Formerly called Azure Security Center and Azure Defender are now called Microsoft Defender for Cloud.  Keep reading why Microsoft Defender for Cloud is critical for businesses today.

Defender for Cloud is a tool for security posture management and threat protection. It strengthens the security posture of your cloud resources, and with its integrated Microsoft Defender plans, Defender for Cloud protects workloads running in Azure, hybrid, and other cloud platforms.

Defender for Cloud provides the tools needed to harden your resources, track your security posture, protect against cyber-attacks, and streamline security management. Because it’s natively integrated, deployment of Defender for Cloud is easy, providing you with simple auto-provisioning to secure your resources by default. Defender for Cloud at its core has 2 main areas of security focus including being a solution for Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)and Cloud Workload Protection (CWP).

Together Defender for Cloud fills vital business needs as you manage the security of your resources and workloads in the cloud and on-premises:

Continuous Assessment-Understanding your Current Security Posture.  Clients receive a Secure Score which is a single score that you can tell at a glance what your current security situation is.  The higher the score the lower the identified risk level.

Security-Harden all connected resources and services. Security recommendations – Customized and prioritized hardening tasks to improve your posture. You implement a recommendation by following the detailed remediation steps provided in the recommendation. For many recommendations, Defender for Cloud offers a “Fix” button for automated implementation!

Defend-Detect and resolve threats to those resources and services.  Security alerts – With the enhanced security features enabled, Defender for Cloud detects threats to your resources and workloads. These alerts appear in the Azure portal and Defender for Cloud can also send by email to the relevant personnel in your organization. Alerts can also be streamed to SIEM, SOAR, or IT Service Management solutions as required.

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