Microsoft announced several new security features and services at its Ignite 2022 conference this week. Specifically, the company introduced two new security solutions called Defender for DevOps and Defender Cloud Security Posture Management.
Microsoft Defender for DevOps is a service that helps developers detect and remediate code vulnerabilities during the software development lifecycle. It can help organizations reduce the risk of cloud misconfiguration to protect enterprise customers from cyberattacks.
“Too often, cybersecurity and development teams within organizations operate entirely independently of each other,” said Vasu Jakkal, senior vice president of security, compliance, identity and management. Microsoft. “With more and more malicious actors exploiting vulnerabilities in the code itself, it is extremely important to build in security from the start. Microsoft believes that developing secure code should be the industry standard.
Microsoft also announced the public preview of Defender Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM). This is a new tool that can help organizations track potential attack paths and address vulnerabilities in enterprise environments. The service also integrates with other workload protection solutions, including Defender for DevOps and Defender External Attack Surface Management.
Microsoft Entra Identity Governance and other security features
Microsoft has announced that its Entra Identity Governance service is now available for preview. The service brings a few new features to make it easier to manage and govern identities across devices, apps, and clouds. The list includes workload identities, conditional access authentication context, and certificate-based authentication.
Meanwhile, Microsoft 365 Defender is getting new security features that will allow customers to automatically disrupt ransomware attacks. It isolates compromised resources and limits lateral movement to reduce the overall impact of a cyberattack. Microsoft also announced advanced features to help security operations centers (SOCs) identify and respond to threats quickly.
In addition to these security solutions, Microsoft is launching a new advanced management suite in March 2023. It is a premium and cost-effective endpoint management solution that includes tools such as remote assistance, endpoint privilege management, advanced endpoint analysis, and Microsoft Tunnel for Mobile App. Management.