Microsoft will beef up its security services with the Microsoft Security Experts offer

Microsoft is preparing to launch new security services grouped under the Microsoft Security Experts offer. As attacks escalate and the availability of cybersecurity professionals is sorely lacking, the Redmond-based giant says it wants to help organizations better secure their businesses, achieve compliance, manage identities and privacy. With this new offer, they could count on both its technologies and the expertise of its dedicated security teams, with the support of its vast network of partners.

Microsoft Defender for Hunting Experts is a managed service that will be available from summer 2022. It is aimed at customers who have a security operations center (SOC) but want assistance in proactively hunting for threats based on data of Microsoft Defender. It covers devices, Office 365, cloud applications and identity. Customers get contextual alert information and remediation instructions from Microsoft experts.

Microsoft Defender for XDR Experts will be offered in fall 2022 to help customers enhance the detection and extended response capabilities of their SOC. Built on top of Microsoft 365 Defender, the service will investigate alerts and use automation and human expertise to respond to incidents. The teams will work alongside those of the client.

Microsoft also announces the immediate availability of Microsoft security services for business. Reserved for large enterprises, this more comprehensive service offering combines proactive threat hunting and the strengthening of operational management in all types of cloud environments and on all platforms.

The group finally announces investments totaling several million dollars in the direction of its ecosystem of XDR partners. In particular, they make it possible to enrich the APIs to connect to Microsoft data on threats.

Microsoft said in January that revenue from its cybersecurity business fell 40% year-on-year to $15 billion. In particular, it boasts of having blocked nearly 10 billion malware threats and more than 35 billion phishing attempts or fraudulent emails last year. It now remains to convince companies that it is the ideal partner to protect themselves from cyberattacks.

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