Microsoft has announced new multi-cloud capabilities to aid customers in enhancing visibility and control across multiple cloud providers, workloads, devices, and digital identities from a centralized management view.
The tech giant reiterates its commitment towards safeguarding its customers throughout various cloud systems by advancing the native capabilities of Microsoft Defender for Cloud to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Now, Microsoft has also become the only cloud provider with native multi-cloud protection for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and now GCP as well.
Microsoft has also launched the public preview of CloudKnox Permissions Management that provides full visibility into user and workload identities across clouds. It comes with automated features that implement least privilege access and employ machine learning-powered continuous monitoring to detect and remediate suspicious activities.
Moreover, the tech firm has introduced basic logs that enables Microsoft Sentinel to inspect high volumes of data and detect high-severity, low-visibility threats. It has also launched a new data archiving capability to expand data retention from two years to seven years. Security analysts can now sift through high volumes of security data more efficiently from all logs, analytics, and archives with the new search experience.
Microsoft is also introducing a number of other updates across its portfolio to provide comprehensive protection. Users can now secure workload identities with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), and secure payment processing in the cloud with Azure Payment HSM.