As organizations move more applications and workloads to the cloud, security remains a paramount concern. Microsoft Azure is one cloud provider that organizations are increasingly adopting, and Microsoft provides some viable options for security monitoring and log management in Azure. However, you need to supplement these tools with additional security capabilities, as you are ultimately responsible for securing your cloud environment. And for true visibility across your entire hybrid cloud environment, you need a SIEM for Azure.
To secure your Azure cloud environment, you need a solution that is natively built for the Azure cloud and provides these essential security capabilities.
AlienVault USM Anywhere with its native Azure sensor is purpose-built for the Azure cloud and delivers five essential security monitoring capabilities, including asset discovery, intrusion detection, vulnerability scanning, behavioral monitoring, and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). USM Anywhere is a ready-to-use security monitoring solution for both your cloud and on-premises environments that centrally manages data collection, analysis, and threat intelligence, giving you the insights you need to respond to threats.
AlienVault USM Anywhere secures your Azure Cloud with the following critical capabilities.
SIEM for Azure
Purpose-built sensors for the Azure cloud
Integrated Threat Intelligence
Your organization has made the move to the Azure cloud, but you are concerned about security. Here’s what you need to know. There are logging capabilities and security tools available from Microsoft Azure, including Azure Monitor. These deliver some core security functionality, such as access and activity monitoring, usage reporting, and other basic security monitoring. However, these Azure-only tools lack some essential log management and security capabilities. AlienVault’s USM Anywhere provides the essential capabilities that your organization needs for comprehensive cloud security.
In addition, effective SIEM integration is a critical component to any effective security program. And integrating Azure logs and data into your existing SIEM tool can be challenging. You need a comprehensive
SIEM for Azure tool that is purpose-built to bring all your data sources together and deliver the visibility you need for effective threat detection.
USM Anywhere, with its purpose-built Azure sensor, delivers a SIEM for Azure cloud environments. Included in USM Anywhere’s Azure SIEM capabilities is native log management for Azure. And the basis for USM Anywhere’s threat detection is its strong correlation engine. Effective correlation is the key to threat detection, but correlation is only as good as the data that feeds it. USM Anywhere and its Azure-native sensor integrates five essential security capabilities with the power of an Azure SIEM, delivering effective threat detection and response capabilities for your Azure cloud environment.
Native integration with Azure is a key feature to look for when considering cloud security tools. Cloud-native simply means it has been designed to run in the cloud. Most cloud security tools were originally built for on-premises environments and modified to “sort-of” work in the Azure cloud. However, these tools were not designed to leverage the cloud-available APIs and other tools provided to address cloud monitoring use cases.
AlienVault USM Anywhere, with its Azure-native sensor, has been purpose built to run in Azure and monitor the Azure cloud. Drop a sensor into your Azure environment and USM Anywhere will give you complete visibility into the systems and activity within your Azure cloud environment. Through integration with Azure Monitor, USM Anywhere enables you to monitor your Azure VMs and to see activity within your Azure Subscription. USM Anywhere also automatically scans your Azure environment to detect assets and assess vulnerabilities. Finally, it gives you visibility you need across all your cloud and on-premises environments (including Hyper-V and VMware) to detect and respond to threats.
The security problem every organization has is that new threats arise every day. It is impossible for most organizations to keep up, particularly those organizations who have adopted a hybrid cloud environment.
Threat intelligence is the actionable information every IT team needs to automatically detect threats in its network and prioritize the response to those threats. And very often, it is too resource-intensive and too costly for organizations to invest in effective threat intelligence. That’s where the Threat Intelligence delivered by AlienVault Labs steps in. AlienVault collects millions of threat indicators daily, including data from the Open Threat Exchange (OTX), the world’s first truly open threat intelligence community.
he AlienVault Labs team curates the data and combines it with additional information about attackers’ tools, infrastructure, and methods to detect malicious behaviors -- true Anywhere threat intelligence. This enables the AlienVault Labs team to continuously tune the USM Anywhere platform to detect emerging threats. The Labs team incorporates their research into our extensive library of customizable correlation rules that are included with the USM Anywhere platform, eliminating the need for you to conduct the research on your own.