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SentinelOne Partners With Automox to Offer Customers Automated Vulnerability Patching
Late last month, SentinelOne, the autonomous endpoint protection company, and Automox, a cloud-based automated patch management and configuration management solution, announced their partnership to provide automated vulnerability patching for SentinelOne customers.
Leveraging SentinelOne’s platform, information will feed into the Automox SaaS console to automate the entire patching and endpoint configuration process, overall reducing human intervention, labor, and future vulnerability exploits by threat actors.
For more information, sign up for the “SentinelOne and Automox Webinar: Automating Every Patch Tuesday,” debuting on April 16, 2019.
Patch management and prioritization is a laborious task that is often neglected, leaving organizations susceptible to cyber attacks. As regulations come forward in the future that require companies to install patches within tight, defined time frames, there is a critical need for automated patch management options.
Often it is unrealistic, and sometimes unreliable, for your SecOps team to oversee the entire process with only so many hours in a workday. With this partnership, SentinelOne makes a strategic move towards aligning with the threat landscape and pressures placed by regulatory bodies. It’s foreseeable that more endpoint protection collaborations will follow, leaning towards automating features such as patch management, in order to keep up with customer needs and to stay competitive in the vendor landscape.
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Microsoft Cloud Services Usage Surges 775% for Teams in Regions With Enforced Social Distancing – Part 2
Experiencing issues when using Microsoft online services? You are not alone. Capacity constraints were being hit, pre-COVID-19, and usage has surged in regions with enforced social distancing.
Google has announced a premium support plan for its cloud customers, promising a 15-minute response to the highest severity tickets. Google’s cloud has long struggled with enterprise customers – especially when compared to giants Microsoft and AWS – and this announcement is the latest incarnation of Google’s push to better serve a critical constituency.
Microsoft Announces Expansion of Azure Canadian Infrastructure, Offers Data Residency and High Availability
In January, Microsoft announced what it’s calling “the largest expansion of its Canadian-based cloud computing infrastructure” since 2016. Additional availability zones and services will increase capacity for cloud-hungry Canadians, and the addition of an Azure ExpressRoute site in Vancouver will guarantee security and performance in a regulated jurisdiction.
Microsoft’s announcement that server-side encryption with customer managed keys for Azure Managed Disks is now available is welcome news for security-minded public cloud customers. Managing one’s own keys in a cloud environment can be an important step in complying with regulatory requirements, and this new feature should open Azure Managed Disks to a wider group of customers who may have held back for this reason.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has provided its customers with better options for Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) ingress routing. Customers will have to consider which works best for their needs.
AWS VPC Traffic Mirroring gives customers more visibility for out-of-band traffic inspection. This feature is another useful tool for monitoring in the AWS cloud.
Microsoft Cloud Services Usage Surges Over 700% in Regions With Enforced Social Distancing: How Could This Impact Your Organization?
Organizations have been running into capacity constraints on cloud infrastructure in regions with enforced social distancing due to COVID-19. Having a back-up plan will be critical to your business continuity plans.
Microsoft has added six months of additional support to Windows 10 Enterprise and Education 1709. This will help reduce pressure to upgrade and provide support in the interim as companies focus on business continuity plans due to COVID-19.
Microsoft’s deep pockets and Financing division can save your IT budget. If your Enterprise Agreement is coming up for renewal in the next six months, we will likely be in an economic downturn.