What do you think of the integration of Azure AD Services, Defender for Endpoint, and Intune as comprehensive security solutions?
I have demoed these solutions together. There are as well other alternatives that integrate with SaaS services.
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Sr. Solutions Sales Executive - Commercial/Charity/Healthcare/SMB Individual Contributor at Hypertec Direct
Feb 15, 2023
I believe it is a good first step, and I would say even a requirement, but in no way is it a comprehensive security solution, even for endpoints.
There are many things that need to be addressed for security. In addition to this, there is XDR, MDR, more comprehensive AV for endpoints & Servers that stop attacks, Threat Hunting, Mitigation, PEN Testing, Security Training for end users, Multi-Factor Authentication (Microsoft's MFA is good but only for Microsoft products), Patch Management for Endpoints, Servers and Cloud Workloads, Network Access Control, Firewalls for On-Premise and Cloud server workloads, Network Segmentation, Password Management, Data Backups (3-2-1-1 Rule) with Immutable Backups, Power Backups, Physical Security, Monitoring, NOC/SOC services, and working towards a Zero Trust architecture...
But there are no single-point solutions that will make you secure, so don't get complacent. And you can outspend your profits if you do everything. Just remember it's best to have a layered approach that works together and looks at everything from a security perspective and how it integrates with your overall security plans and objectives to help identify holes and possible mitigations.
Healthcare must do Risk Assessments by law, but I recommend that all companies of all sizes do at least annual risk assessments since there is so such thing as being too small or inconspicuous to be hit with malware or have a cyber security attack since much of the delivery is automated and not just by the script-kiddies of years gone by... Nation States are actively engaging in cyber warfare daily, along with terrorists, and opportunists looking to make big money from you...
Senior Associate Specialist at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 16, 2023
It depends on your company's infrastructure. Check with your cyber team whether you can sync your endpoints to Cloud using Azure AD as Azure Registered/ Azure Hybrid AD join/ Azure AD join, etc.
1. So, if the ask is only to enroll them in Intune to leverage defender/BitLocker services - go directly to Azure AD's join approach.
2. If you still want to manage patch management/mcm BitLocker but Defender via cloud, the approach should be Azure Hybrid AD join.
3. You can still use autopilot using both of these approaches.
I work for a government state university. I am currently looking into EDR solutions.
I need to compare the CIS policies of Tanium and Azure for the windows server. How do I do that?
Thank you for your help.
Here are the main differences between the CIS policies in Tanium and Azure:
Tanium covers a broader range of security controls than Azure, including asset inventory, patch management, and endpoint detection and response.
Tanium can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud, while Azure is only available in the cloud.
They say the solution is generally easier to use than Azure, as it has a more straightforward user interface and is less complex to configure.
Tanium may be more expensive than Azure.
Azure is tightly integrated with other Microsoft Azure services, such as Azure Active Directory and Azure Security Center.
Azure may be more scalable than Tanium, as it can be deployed on more servers.
The solution offers a high level of security, as it complies with several security standards: NIST, short for the "National Institute of Standards and Technology," and the CIS Controls.
If you are looking for an easy-to-use policy covering a wide range of security controls, Tanium may be a good option. If you are looking for a policy that is tightly integrated with other Microsoft Azure services and is highly scalable, then Azure may be a better option.
I hope this helps!
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