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Since the launch of the Microsoft (originally Azure) Sentinel Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) solution in 2019, it has risen to to a leading cloud-native SIEM, with features rapidly evolving in unison with Microsoft’s overall large-scale security roadmap.

It is easy to see why. With it’s cloud-based advantages, try-before-you-buy testing, Microsoft’s commitment to ongoing development, automation/workflow capabilities, and, finally, transferability, Microsoft Sentinel is definitely worth consideration. We have summed in up in five simple words:

Microsoft Sentinel significantly reduces the cost and time to deploy and maintain hardware or virtual data collection appliances. Sentinel offers rapid multi-cloud and on-premise connectivity to data sources, advanced analytics and investigation capabilities, and robust SOAR functionality. Inherent in cloud-native Sentinel are redundancy, flexibility, and unlimited scalability, making it the smart choice.

Microsoft Sentinel enables rapid connectivity to cloud and on-premise security data, with state-of-the-art analytics, advanced investigation, and automated response functionality. Trying out Sentinel is simple. Microsoft offers a 31-day free trial, with up to 10GB per day of ingestion. SecureSky, a Microsoft Gold Partner and leading Managed Sentinel provider, offers no-cost workshops and affordable proof-of-concept services for you to get the most out of your trial period.

Since its launch in 2019, Microsoft Sentinel has grown substantially as a core element of Microsoft’s multi-billion dollar and rapidly growing security business. To further support this growth, Microsoft is quadrupling its cybersecurity investment to $20 billion over the next five years, continuing to drive their integrated approach, harness the trillions of threat signals they collect daily, and add to their AI and automation capabilities.

Executives are pushing IT and security leaders to evolve their SecOps groups from a cost center to a strategic differentiator. Microsoft Sentinel is the new generation of advanced technology to help detect and respond to complex security threats, while offering extensive functionality for automated actions, to improve response while keeping payroll costs in check (if you can even recruit, train, and retain hard-to-find cybersecurity resources these days).

A standard critique of MSSPs is their provision of a proprietary SIEM and retention of your data make it challenging to replace them. This is by design. Microsoft Sentinel allows for the choice of a SOC-as-a-Service provider without changing SIEMs, enabling an ongoing, low-risk sustainable solution. Sentinel’s cloud-native design also makes it easy to both expand and retract services, as well as offers a gamut of data retention options, making it scalable and yet cost-effective.

SecureSky, a Microsoft Gold Partner, has helped entities of all sizes architect, deploy, and scale Micosoft Sentinel, train client SOC resources, and improve their threat detection response and security postures. Connect with us to discuss if Microsoft Sentinel is right for your organization.


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