Chuck Leaver – New Intelligent Security Association From Microsoft Is Great

Written By David Shefter And Presented By Chuck Leaver


It’s an excellent strategy: Microsoft has actually developed a mechanism for third-party security businesses, like Ziften, to work together to much better protect our clients. Everybody wins with the brand-new Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, revealed very recently – and we overjoyed to be a founding member and included in the launch. Kudos to Microsoft!

Sharing of Security Intelligence

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

As Microsoft says, “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 rich analytics engines and by applying a mix of automated and manual processes, artificial intelligence and human experts, we are able to develop a smart security graph that develops from itself and develops in real time, minimizing our cumulative time to discover and respond to brand-new incidents.”

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

Brad Anderson, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Mobility + Security, recently wrote, “Approximately 96 percent of all malware is polymorphic – meaning that it is only experienced by a single user and device prior to being changed with yet another malware variant. This is because for the most part malware is captured nearly as quick as it’s developed, so malware developers constantly develop to try and stay ahead. Data such as this hammers home how crucial it is to have security solutions in place that are as nimble and ingenious as the attacks.”

Endpoint Detection and Response that is Advanced

Which brings us to the kind of advanced endpoint detection and response (EDR) that Ziften provides to desktops, servers, and cloud assets – providing the organization special 24/7 visibility and control for any asset, anywhere. Nobody provides the functionality you’ll find 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 may be breached, and security groups should react faster and more strongly to ensure the security of their data and systems.

Ziften and Microsoft are delivering totally integrated hazard protection that covers customers’ endpoints – indicating customer devices, servers, and the cloud – with a structure of shared intelligence and the power of the cloud to transform tracking of organizational systems.

What Microsoft is Stating

“The Intelligent Security Association improves cooperation from leading sources to protect customers,” said Microsoft. “Having actually already attained strong client momentum with our integrated Ziften and Microsoft Windows Defender ATP option, clients stand to further gain from continued partnership.”

Additionally, “Continued integration and intelligence sharing within the context of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph enables joint customers to more quickly and properly discover, examine and react to attacks throughout their whole endpoint and cloud base.”

What Ziften is Saying

Ziften’s CEO, Chuck Leaver, is telling everybody that our founding subscription in the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association is a significant win for our joint customers and prospects – and it unites everybody in the Microsoft universe and beyond (note that Ziften’s Mac and Linux products are also part of the Microsoft partnership). “As security vendors, we all recognize the need to work together and team up to protect our clients and their workers. Congratulations to Microsoft for pioneering this industry effort,” Chuck said.

The outcome: Improved security for our clients, and tighter integration and more innovation in the industry. It’s a genuine win for everybody. Apart from the hackers, naturally. They lose. No apologies people.


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