New Microsoft products – Defender Threat Intelligence, External Attack Defender, & Sentinel for SAP

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Microsoft have added more new products to the Defender family – “Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence” and “Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management” – and have brought out an SAP add-on for Microsoft Sentinel.

Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence

This new offering, incorporating what was RiskIQ, effectively “maps the internet” and gives customers direct access to Microsoft’s real-time data and security signals; this enables organisations to “proactively hunt” for threats within their environment.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/siem-and-xdr/microsoft-defender-threat-intelligence?rtc=1

Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management

This helps organisations identify all their internet facing resources – including those you’re not aware of and/or have forgotten about. It’s so easy to lose track of your external facing devices with COVID changes, mergers, good old shadow IT, and the potential for mis-configured assets around the business.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/cloud-security/microsoft-defender-external-attack-surface-management?rtc=1

Being able to see a continuously updated map of potentially vulnerable assets will be key for organisations looking to protect themselves, their assets, and their users.

Microsoft Sentinel for SAP

They have announced an SAP specific add-on for Microsoft Sentinel that will:

  • Monitor all system layers
  • Detect & respond to threats
  • Enable customisation to extend protection

According to Microsoft it will integrate with “virtually any” NetWeaver system. It launched in August 2022 and is free for the first 6 months. After that it will be an add-on charge to the regular Sentinel pricing.

Further Reading

Threat Intelligence

External Attack Surface Management

Sentinel for SAP

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