Posted on: December 6, 2017

Unfortunate though it may be, the truth is that cyberattack techniques are evolving at a rapid rate. This means that many organizations are struggling to keep up with these evolutions and to maintain adequate security protocols. Beyond this, there’s a true scarcity in the volume of security talent, and therefore, the majority of modern companies are unable to rely solely on security detections written strictly by human beings. It’s a major problem.

Before you throw your hands up in defeat and frustration, though, we’ve got good news: There is a solution. Microsoft has been working tirelessly to build the intuition of human security experts and analysts inside of algorithms. The end result is that Azure Security Center now has the ability to automatically make adaptations based upon changing attack patterns.

Azure Security Center At-a-Glance

The goal of Azure Security Center is to offer a unified security management and superior threat protection system for businesses that have workloads running in Azure, on-premises, or even in other clouds. The security center provides users with visibility and control when it comes to hybrid cloud workloads. In addition to this, it offers active defenses that can reduce an organization’s exports to incoming threats, as well as intelligent detection in order to make it easier for businesses to keep pace with the rapidly evolving landscape of cyberattacks. The Azure Security Center also offers an overview that makes it simple for enterprises to have a quick look at the security posture of its Azure and non-Azure workloads, thus empowering them to discover, assess, and mitigate security risks.

Azure Security Center Benefits

Although we believe that working with Azure Security Center is a no-brainer, you may still be wondering if it’s really all that necessary. In order to give you a better idea about all that Azure Security Center has to offer, here’s a closer look at some of its many benefits:

Unified Visibility/Control

When making use of Azure Security Center, you will have total visibility into security across all of your hybrid cloud workloads. This includes any workloads within Azure, on-premises, or in other cloud platforms – all from one place. You’ll be able to keep pace with all of your cloud workloads as they change, and will be able to manage compliance with company security and regulatory requirements across all locations. It’s never been easier to stay in the know and stay in control.

Adaptive Threat Prevention

Azure Security Center has been designed to constantly assess the overall security of your machines, networks, and Azure services. You will be able to quickly recognize software and configurations that may be vulnerable to attack. With actionable security recommendations, built-in automation playbook, and adaptive application controls, you will be able to manage and mitigate security risks with confidence and ease. Finally, network access security on Azure VMs can significantly reduce exposure to brute force or other network attacks.

Intelligent Threat Detection/Response

Azure Security Center offers the industry’s most extensive threat intelligence and advanced threat section today. The system taps into Microsoft’s Intelligent Security Graph to track new and evolving threats, and is able to deploy behavioral analytics and machine learning to quickly identify attacks. Security Center is also able to hone in on the most critical threat levels with prioritized security alerts so that you can focus on what demands your attention most.

Azure Security Center is so reliable that Microsoft itself relied on its capabilities to block an attack on SQL Server earlier in the year. See for yourself how Azure can help you step up your security game. Reach out to the experts at Uncommon Solutions to learn more today.