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24 Feb 2022

Microsoft Defender Security Expands to Support Google Cloud

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Microsoft is expanding its product for finding and monitoring security weak spots in cloud-computing to include Alphabet’s Google cloud platform.

Microsoft Defender for cloud will include support for Google Cloud starting Wednesday, three months after adding support for Amazon’s products. Microsoft, which sells Azure, used open programming interfaces to hook into its competitors’ products, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services and provide its cybersecurity services.

Bloomberg reported that customers increasingly use multiple cloud platforms and have different products to secure and monitor them. There are so many different products from cybersecurity companies, as well as Microsoft, Amazon and Google, that it can be difficult for security professionals to keep track of them. Hackers can target their attacks at the seams of different cybersecurity products, said Vasu Jakkal, Microsoft vice president of security, compliance and identity, in an interview. With damaging cyberattacks on the rise, Microsoft is hoping to make it simpler and better protect customers.

“Today most of our customers have AWS and they have Azure and they have Google Cloud and they have different workloads around and then they have security solutions which are native to each of these,” she said. “Think about the security practitioners sitting in a Security Operations Center looking at these alerts in this pane of glass — they’re dealing with three if not more.”

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