Microsoft announces several new security related enhancements and services for its enterprise products


, Chief Information Security Officer at Microsoft today announced that Microsoft has made some significant progress to bring security for its customers. They have announced no.of security related enhancements for Office 365, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online and Azure. Microsoft also announced new security related services for its customers.

Highlights from today’s announcement:

  • Microsoft today announced Cloud App Security, based on the Adallom technology, which will become generally available in April 2016. Microsoft Cloud App Security brings the same level of visibility and control that IT departments have in their on-premises network to their SaaS applications including apps like Box, SalesForce, ServiceNow, Ariba, and of course Office 365.
  • New Advanced security alerts will notify Office 365 admins of anomalous or suspicious activity in the service so that they can take action.
  • Cloud app discovery will enable IT to analyze which cloud services their users are connecting to.
  • App permissions gives the ability to approve or revoke permissions for third party services that your users are authorized to connect to Office 365.
  • Customer Lockbox for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business will begin rolling out in early Q2 of this year.
  • In addition to configuring a Security Policy at the subscription level, Azure customers will also have the option to configure a Security Policy for a Resource Group – enabling them to tailor the policy based on the security needs of specific workloads.
  • A revamped Security and Audit dashboard will provide greater line of sight into security-related events across customer datacenters
  • Azure Active Directory Identity Protection will be available for public preview next week.
  • Azure Security Center offers advanced threat detection for customers hosting virtual machines in Microsoft Azure. Now Azure Security Center automatically collects crash events from Azure virtual machines, analyzes the data, and alerts the customer when it has detected that one of their virtual machines is likely compromised.
  • Operations Management Suite taps into Microsoft global threat intelligence to alert you when firewall logs, Wire Data, or IIS logs indicate that one of your servers is communicating with a malicious IP address.

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