Building a Stronger Line of Defence: How Microsoft’s AI-driven SIEM Can Strengthen Your Security Infrastructure
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Nowadays, many organizations worldwide are heavily investing in optimizing their security infrastructure due to hackers using ingenious ways to breach their data or applications. To achieve a high level of security, organizations have taken significant measures, including implementing advanced, automated, and AI-based solutions that can proactively prevent malicious activities from penetrating their perimeter.
The deployment of these solutions requires not only a substantial investment but also individuals with the expertise to operate them and comprehend the necessary precautions to safeguard their environment. In this blog, we will focus on Microsoft’s AI-driven SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) from both a technical and business perspective.
What is Microsoft Sentinel?
Why use Microsoft Sentinel?
· High Value of Effort
· High False Positives
· Cost Effectiveness
Features of Microsoft Sentinel
- Scalable – Whether it’s users, devices, applications, or on-premises, you can get the telemetry to Sentinel from these objects across multiple clouds.
- Simplify – Onboarding subscriptions and data sources are easily managed with a single pane of the portal. No need for hiring infrastructure engineers for deploying.
- Seamless – Customers do not need to intervene during the onboarding process of Sentinel, it will only take an Azure Monitor agent (aka Log Analytics agent) to be installed in the machines to collect the logs.
- Highly Available – Sentinel is a cloud-based product and does not require any load balancer to make it available as it already has one built-in.
Business Value of Microsoft Sentinel
Above were calculated results but during the study, there were also unquantified conclusions that also make Sentinel apart from other alternative solutions. For example:
- Integration with other Microsoft products – Being a Microsoft-powered product, Sentinel has deeper integration with other Microsoft products that include but are not limited to Cloud App Security, Defender for Endpoint, and Microsoft 365. The logs ingested from these products provide more insights into what is going on in other SaaS applications.
- Automated workbooks – With Sentinel, every action can be automated using workbooks, so the SOC team members have more time to invest and focus on other projects.
- Bring-Your-Own-ML (BYO-ML) – Resources with expertise in ML (Machine Learning) and having “love” for data can bring their own data models into Sentinel to fight against the threats and make it more optimized. Sentinel provides Jupyter Notebooks to write and test data models.
To sum up, Sentinel has the potential and capabilities that any SMB or enterprise would require to take its IT security to the next level with less expenditure and high productivity.
At Bespin Global’s Security Operation Center (SOC) Sentinel is used as a crucial tool against combating breaches, malware, anomalies, privilege executions, brute force attacks, and many other types of suspicious actions which can lead to disasters for the customer if not proactively monitored. Our SOC engineers are well-informed about Sentinel and run pre-defined or custom workbooks on customers’ resources to scan for any suspicious activities and then report back with their recommendations provided by Sentinel itself.
Contact our experts to leverage the services of Microsoft Sentinel and achieve:
- Higher efficiency in SOC resources.
- Onboard existing or new machines and applications on Sentinel seamlessly.
- Get support from our security engineers to help implement Sentinel.
- Proactively monitor and neutralize threats using efficient Sentinel workbooks.