- Microsoft is updating the security platform for its cloud offerings, according to the company's announcement Thursday.
- The changes include integrated identity protection and threat visualization tools for Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and SharePoint Online.
- Microsoft has been ramping up its efforts around enterprise security, working to boost both security management and reporting capabilities for its cloud solutions.
Security is not a plug'n play solution and more vendors are offering adaptable tools to secure an entire environment.
Microsoft introduced two new products: Azure Active Directory Identity Protection, which helps detect if credentials have been stolen and are being used in unexpected ways and Azure Security Center Advanced Threat Detection that helps detect suspicious end user activity.
The two products "will improve our security signal, help us protect you and help you protect yourself," wrote Bret Arsenault, the Microsoft CISO, in a blog. "No single company can solve the security challenges that our customers face today, which is why the security ecosystem, and all of our security partners, are key to our approach.”
A report released in October by Forrester Research Inc. found Microsoft has the highest cloud revenue among enterprise competitors. Enterprise cloud providers are offering attractive terms and introducing new features and benefits constantly to entice more businesses to migrate to the cloud.