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Microsoft Debuts Azure Sentinel SIEM, Threat Experts Service

March 1, 2019

Microsoft debuted two new security services: Azure Sentinel, a cloud-native security information and event management (SIEM) system, and Microsoft Threat Experts, a service through which security operations teams can leverage expertise from Microsoft’s experts.

The two services arrive at a time when two major trends are converging on security: SOC teams are struggling with an overwhelming amount of daily alerts and a lack of staff to handle them, and more organizations are moving their data and processes over to the cloud.

“As the cloud has revolutionized modern IT architecture, more and more enterprise workloads have moved to the cloud,” says Steve Dispensa, program management lead for Microsoft’s cloud and AI security division. The transition especially makes sense for security workloads, he adds, as they’re both data- and compute-intensive.

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