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Microsoft launches cloud-native security management tool Azure Sentinel

March 01, 2019 / Adam Shepherd

Microsoft has announced a new inbuilt security information and event management (SIEM) tool for its Azure cloud customers, which promises to use AI to slash the number of alerts that security teams need to respond to.The new tool, dubbed 'Azure Sentinel', will help infosec professionals monitor and defend their cloud environments by collating all of their security logs and threat data in one place. As well as information from Office 365 and Azure, customers will be able to process data from partners such as F5 Networks, Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec, Fortinet and more, including partners outside the security sector.Unsurprisingly, Microsoft is touting the speed and scale that the cloud can offer as one of the biggest benefits of this service, promising it allows customers to "invest your time in security and not servers". In a blog post announcing the new product, the corporate vice president of Microsoft's Cybersecurity Solutions Group Ann Johnson boasted that early adopters of ...