Microsoft Sentinel: Quick Snapshot for Business Leaders
Security has been a growing focus for organisations with particular attention being paid to ensuring visibility of cloud and on-premises infrastructure. Creating a complete view of your estate and adopting a defence-in-depth strategy is crucial.
Achieving this requires surfacing of events that ordinarily would go unseen, coupled with automated operational processes that triage and investigate incidents – giving your operational team the best chance of protecting what is vital to your company.
The tools we use to address the challenges that come with this have also grown. Microsoft Sentinel has been designed to tackle these challenges in providing visibility into your estate and defend and respond against new and evolving attacks.
What is Microsoft Sentinel?
Microsoft Sentinel is Microsoft’s cloud-native Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) & Security Orchestration Automated Response (SOAR) solution.
It’s not often a solution combines the powers of each to provide the end-user with customisation to the degree Microsoft have. From automating the triage and investigation of incidents to threat hunting through a large estate within seconds, Microsoft Sentinel is a powerful, multifaceted tool.
It plays a pivotal role in monitoring of your estate and one of the key features Microsoft Sentinel provides is a holistic view of your organisations security posture.
With on-premises and multi-cloud logging capabilities, you can effectively surface insights throughout that ordinarily would go unseen, instantly connecting your security posture with actionable intelligence.
Responding to incidents manually however is a thing of the past. Automating the actions analysts take to resolution should be prioritised so that their skillsets can be utilised effectively elsewhere.
Microsoft Sentinel provides a comprehensive automation and response mechanism that when used correctly gives your analysts that freedom.