Pioneering Intelligent Security Association From Microsoft – Charles Leaver

By | April 27, 2018

Written By David Shefter And Presented By Charles Leaver


It’s an excellent strategy: Microsoft has actually produced a mechanism for third party security companies, like Ziften, to work together to much better protect our customers. Everyone wins with the new Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, revealed this week – and we overjoyed to be an establishing member and part of the launch. Congratulations to Microsoft!

Security Intelligence Sharing

Among the most interesting tasks coming out of Microsoft has actually been the brand-new Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph, a danger intelligence engine built on artificial intelligence. The Intelligent Security Graph forms the structure of the brand-new association – and the structure of a great deal of new opportunities for innovation.

As Microsoft states, “Today, with the immense computing advantages presented by the cloud, the Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence is finding new ways to utilize its rich analytics engines and by applying a mix of automated and manual procedures, artificial intelligence and human professionals, we are able to produce an intelligent security graph that learns from itself and evolves in real time, minimizing our cumulative time to find and react to new events.”

The need for much better, more intelligent, security is huge, and that’s why we’re delighted to be an establishing member of the brand-new association.

Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, Enterprise Mobility + Security, recently composed, “Around 96% of all malware is polymorphic – meaning that it is only experienced by a single user and device before being changed with yet another malware version. This is because in most cases malware is captured nearly as fast as it’s developed, so malware developers continually develop to attempt and stay ahead. Data like this reinforces how essential it is to have security solutions in place that are as nimble and ingenious as the attacks.”

Advanced Endpoint Detection and Response

And that brings us to the type of innovative endpoint detection and response (EDR) that Ziften offers to desktops, servers, and cloud assets – providing the enterprise unique 24/7 visibility and control for any asset, anywhere. No one offers the functionality you’ll discover in Ziften’s Zenith security platform.

That’s where the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association comes in. At the end of the day, even the very best defenses can be breached, and security teams should respond more quickly and more aggressively to guarantee the security of their data and systems.

Ziften and Microsoft are providing totally integrated risk security that covers clients’ endpoints – meaning client devices, servers, and the cloud – with a structure of shared intelligence and the power of the cloud to change tracking of organizational systems.

What Microsoft is Saying

“The Intelligent Security Association improves cooperation from leading sources to safeguard customers,” stated Microsoft. “Having currently accomplished strong customer momentum with our incorporated Ziften and Microsoft Windows Defender ATP solution, customers stand to further benefit from continued collaboration.”

What’s more, “Continued integration and intelligence sharing within the context of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph allows joint customers to quicker and accurately detect, investigate and react to attacks across their entire endpoint and cloud base.”

What Ziften is Stating

Chuck Leaver, Ziften CEO, is telling everybody that our founding membership in the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association is a substantial win for our joint clients and prospects – and it brings together everybody in the Microsoft world and beyond (note that Ziften’s Mac and Linux solutions are also part of the Microsoft partnership). “As security suppliers, all of us acknowledge the requirement to work together and collaborate to protect our customers and their staff members. Kudos to Microsoft for pioneering this industry effort,” Chuck said.

The result: Improved security for our clients, and tighter integration and more development in the market. It’s a real win for everybody. Except for the hackers, obviously. They will lose. No apologies people.

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