As more and more technologies and things get connected, courtesy cloud, the threat of cyber-attacks increases. Over the last few years, there have been very notable cyber-attacks and breaches that have cost organizations several million dollars in damages. Though there are multiple security solutions available, cloud security continues to be a major concern. Enterprises are apprehensive about digital transformation significantly increasing enterprise vulnerabilities. The two types of common responses have been either ignore the problem till it surfaces or invests in multiple cybersecurity solutions in silos to prepare a robust defense. However, both these approaches don’t necessarily solve the problem, but further, exacerbate the issue.
An enterprise’s security can be compromised at various points – end-users or endpoints, including laptops, desktops and mobile devices; backend infrastructure, be it on cloud or physical infrastructure in data centers; email, communication and collaboration systems that are the lifeline of any company; or security policy and procedures implementation or adherence across all systems and staff, which is compliance-related. As zero-day attacks have intensified, the probability of an organization’s security posture getting compromised has increased significantly. Organizations need to implement IT security policies and systems at every intersection of staff and technology.
Keeping this in mind, Microsoft has introduced security solutions across all the enterprise technologies. Below is Microsoft’s portfolio of security solutions.