Fantastic New Intelligent Security Association From Microsoft – Chuck Leaver

Written By David Shefter And Presented By Chuck Leaver


It’s a great strategy: Microsoft has produced a system for third party security providers, like Ziften, to cooperate to much better secure our clients. Everyone wins with the new Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, announced very recently – and we delighted to be an establishing member and part of the launch. Congratulations to Microsoft!

Security Intelligence Sharing

One of the most interesting tasks coming out of Microsoft has been the new Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph, a danger intelligence engine built on machine learning. The Intelligent Security Graph forms the foundation of the new association – and the foundation of a lot of brand-new opportunities for innovation.

As Microsoft states, “Today, with the immense computing benefits presented by the cloud, the Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence is discovering new ways to use its abundant analytics engines and by applying a mix of automated and manual processes, machine learning and human professionals, we have the ability to produce a smart security graph that develops from itself and evolves in real-time, decreasing our collective time to detect and respond to new incidents.”

The need for much better, more intelligent, security is substantial, which is why we’re delighted to be a founding member of the new association.

As Microsoft’s Brad Anderson, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Mobility + Security, just recently composed, “Approximately 96% of all malware is polymorphic – which means that it is just experienced by a single user and device prior to being replaced with yet another malware variant. This is due to the fact that for the most part malware is caught nearly as quick as it’s created, so malware developers continuously evolve to try and stay ahead. Data like this reinforces how crucial it is to have security solutions in place that are as nimble and ingenious as the attacks.”

Endpoint Detection and Response that is Advanced

Which brings us to the kind of advanced endpoint detection and response (EDR) that Ziften provides to desktops, servers, and cloud assets – offering the enterprise unique all-the-time visibility and control for any asset, anywhere. No one provides the functionality you’ll discover in Ziften’s Zenith security platform.

That’s where the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association comes in. At the end of the day, even the best defenses can be breached, and security teams must respond quicker and more strongly to make sure the security of their data and systems.

Ziften and Microsoft are providing fully integrated danger defense that covers customers’ endpoints – meaning customer devices, servers, and the cloud – with a foundation of shared intelligence and the power of the cloud to change monitoring of business systems.

What Microsoft is Stating

“The Intelligent Security Association improves cooperation from leading sources to protect clients,” said Microsoft. “Having actually currently achieved strong customer momentum with our incorporated Ziften and Microsoft Windows Defender ATP option, clients stand to additionally gain from continued collaboration.”

In addition, “Continued integration and intelligence sharing within the context of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph makes it possible for joint clients to more quickly and properly find, investigate and respond to attacks throughout their whole endpoint and cloud base.”

What Ziften is Stating

Ziften’s CEO, Chuck Leaver, is informing everyone that our founding subscription in the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association is a huge win for our joint customers and potential customers – and it combines everybody in the Microsoft universe and beyond (note that Ziften’s Mac and Linux products are also part of the Microsoft partnership). “As security suppliers, we all recognize the need to work together and collaborate to protect our customers and their employees. Kudos to Microsoft for leading this market effort,” Chuck stated.

The outcome: Better security for our customers, and tighter integration and more innovation in the market. It’s a genuine win for everybody. Except for the hackers, obviously. They lose. Sorry, not sorry, guys.

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