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Charles Leaver – The Lowdown On The Intelligent Security Association From Microsoft

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Written By David Shefter And Presented By Charles Leaver


It’s an excellent plan: Microsoft has actually produced a system for third party security businesses, like Ziften, to work together to much better protect our customers. Everybody wins with the brand-new Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, revealed this week – and we are proud to be a founding member and part of the launch. Congratulations to Microsoft!

Security Intelligence Sharing

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

As Microsoft states, “At the present time, with the immense computing benefits offered by the cloud, the Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence is finding new ways to use its abundant analytics engines and by applying a combination of automated and manual processes, machine learning and human specialists, we are able to create an intelligent security graph that learns from itself and develops in real-time, lowering our collective time to discover and respond to new occurrences.”

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

As Microsoft’s Brad Anderson, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Mobility + Security, recently wrote, “Roughly 96% of all malware is polymorphic – meaning that it is just experienced by a single user and device before being changed with yet another malware variation. This is since most of the time malware is captured almost as fast as it’s produced, so malware developers continuously evolve to attempt and stay ahead. Data such as this hammers home how crucial it is to have security options in place that are as nimble and innovative as the attacks.”

Advanced Endpoint Detection and Response

Which brings us to the kind of sophisticated endpoint detection and response (EDR) that Ziften offers to desktops, servers, and cloud assets – giving the enterprise distinct all-the-time visibility and control for any asset, anywhere. Nobody offers the capability you’ll discover in Ziften’s Zenith security platform.

That’s where the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association shines. At the end of the day, even the very best defenses can be breached, and security groups must react faster and more strongly to make sure the safety of their data and systems.

Ziften and Microsoft are delivering totally integrated risk protection that covers customers’ endpoints – implying client devices, servers, and the cloud – with a structure of shared intelligence and the power of the cloud to transform tracking of enterprise systems.

What Microsoft is Saying

“The Intelligent Security Association improves cooperation from leading sources to secure clients,” said Microsoft. “Having actually already accomplished strong client momentum with our incorporated Ziften and Microsoft Windows Defender ATP solution, clients stand to additionally gain from continued collaboration.”

In addition, “Continued integration and intelligence sharing within the context of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph enables joint clients to faster and accurately identify, investigate and react to attacks throughout their entire endpoint and cloud base.”

What Ziften is Saying

Ziften’s CEO, Chuck Leaver, is telling everyone that our founding membership in the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association is a significant win for our joint clients and prospects – and it combines everybody in the Microsoft universe and beyond (note that Ziften’s Mac and Linux products are likewise part of the Microsoft collaboration). “As security vendors, we all acknowledge the requirement to cooperate and team up to safeguard our clients and their staff members. Kudos to Microsoft for pioneering this market effort,” Chuck said.

The outcome: Improved security for our customers, and tighter integration and more innovation in the market. It’s a real win for everybody. Apart from the hackers, naturally. They lose. No apologies guys.