Microsoft launches cloud-based security solution, collaboration programme in India

Microsoft launches cloud-based security solution, collaboration programme in India
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4 Oct, 2019

Technology giant Microsoft has announced the launch of its cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) system and a cloud collaboration programme in India.

Microsoft’s cloud-based security and analytics system rolled out in India

Azure Sentinel, the SIEM system, provides security-related analytics over the cloud for enterprises of all sizes and workloads, said an official statement issued by Microsoft. 

Unveiled in February 2019, Azure Sentinel supports partners of  Microsoft Intelligent Security Association such as network technology company Cisco Systems, and cybersecurity firms Check Point and Symantec. 

The solution leverages technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) with the help of Microsoft experts to anticipate cybersecurity attacks. 

The company claims that the Azure Sentinel solution empowers SecOps (security operations) teams shore up security by utilising data analytics and security solutions.

Users of Azure Sentinel will be able to leverage security data, improve security outcomes and reduce hardware and operational costs, the statement said.

Microsoft Trusted Cloud Tour

The technology giant also announced the launch of a year-long programme to help organisations develop a comprehensive information security strategy. 

The Microsoft Trusted Cloud Tour includes a combination of multi-city and virtual sessions. Over 150 enterprises from across India will participate in the programme.

It aims to help participating enterprises in their cloud management operations and help them monitor, analyse and anticipate cybersecurity attacks.

The adoption of frontier technologies such as AI and ML will be demonstrated for developing security capabilities and the programme will also serve as a platform for exchange of ideas for frontline security executives.

“With traditional IT boundaries disappearing, building a trusted IT ecosystem takes planning, time and commitment for organizations to get it right. Microsoft is empowering businesses in India to manage this by delivering trust in technology and bringing the right blend of modern cloud technology and expertise, combined with unparalleled built-in privacy, security, compliance and transparency benefits of enterprise grade and at hyper scale.” said Keshav Dhakad, group head & assistant general counsel, corporate, external & legal affairs (CELA), Microsoft India.

Recent developments pertaining to Microsoft and cloud solutions:

Tata Communications, the digital infrastructure arm of Tata Sons, furthered its partnership with Microsoft Azure with the addition of the latter’s wide area network (WAN) service to the IZO cloud platform.

In August, the company launched its Digital Governance Tech Tour, a national programme to deliver critical AI and intelligent cloud computing skills to government officials. 

IT services company Capgemini announced earlier this year that it will leverage the Microsoft Azure platform to improve upon its existing solutions of operations intelligence and customer experience.