Catering to the increasing needs, Microsoft is extending the native capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Cloud to the Google Cloud Platform to provide better security to its customers.
Customers will benefit from the new capabilities in improving visibility and control across multiple cloud providers, workloads, devices, and digital identities from a centralized management perspective. With this new addition, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) will all have native multi-cloud protection.
It’s vital for businesses to properly embrace multi-cloud strategies as their security solutions decrease complexity and provide comprehensive protection.
Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President, Security, Compliance, Identity, and Management at Microsoft, said, “Support for GCP comes with out-of-box recommendations that allow you to configure GCP environments in line with key security standards like the Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmark, protection for critical workloads running on GCP, including servers, containers and more.”
She further added that in this multi-cloud, multi-platform world, security operations must assess emerging cyber dangers and detect potential blind spots across a wide range of users, devices, and destinations.
Microsoft also announced the release of a public preview of CloudKnox Permissions Management. It is a unique platform that provides total visibility into users’ identities and workloads across clouds.
The platform includes automated features that enforce least privilege access consistently and use ML-powered continuous monitoring to identify and remediate suspicious activity.
“IT teams lack visibility into identities and their permissions and struggle with ever-increasing permission creep. These challenges require a comprehensive, unified solution for full visibility and risk remediation,” said Alex Simons from Azure.