In today’s digital age, organizations are increasingly relying on cloud-based applications to store and manage their data. While these applications offer many benefits, they also pose significant security risks. To mitigate these risks, Microsoft has developed Defender for Cloud, a comprehensive security solution that provides end-to-end protection for cloud-based applications.
One of the key features of Microsoft Defender for Cloud is App Governance, a set of security and policy management capabilities designed for OAuth-enabled apps registered on Entra ID (Formerly Azure Active Directory), Google, and Salesforce. App Governance delivers visibility, remediation, and governance into how these apps and their users access, use, and share sensitive data in Microsoft 365 and other cloud platforms through actionable insights and automated policy alerts and actions.
App Governance enables organizations to gain clear visibility into their app compliance posture. It allows them to quickly identify when an app exhibits anomalous behaviors and respond when these behaviors present risks to their environment, data, and users. App Governance also enables organizations to see which user-installed OAuth applications have access to data on Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, and Salesforce. It tells them what permissions the apps are assigned, and which users have been granted access.
App Governance features include:
- Insights: See a view of all non-Microsoft apps registered to Azure Active Directory, Google, or Salesforce in your organization on a single dashboard. You can see the status of apps and their activities and react or respond to them.
- Governance: Create proactive or reactive policies for app and user patterns and behaviors. Protect your users from using noncompliant or malicious apps and limit the access of risky apps to your data.
- Detection: Be alerted and notified when there are anomalies in app activity and when noncompliant, malicious, or risky apps are used.
- Remediation: Along with automatic remediation capabilities, use remediation controls to accelerate the detection of anomalous app activity.
App Governance in Defender for Cloud Apps is a powerful tool that helps organizations protect their data and users from the risks associated with cloud-based applications. It provides a comprehensive set of security and policy management capabilities that enable organizations to gain clear visibility into their app compliance posture and quickly identify and respond to anomalous behaviors.
Microsoft Sentinel is a cloud-native security information and event management (SIEM) system that provides intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across the enterprise. It is designed to help organizations detect and respond to threats quickly and efficiently.
When used in conjunction with Defender for Cloud, Microsoft Sentinel can provide additional insights into app activity and help organizations identify and respond to anomalous behaviors. Sentinel can also help organizations identify and respond to threats that may be present in their cloud-based applications.
AccountabilIT’s Threat Protection with XDR and SIEM
AccountabilIT’s Threat Protection with XDR and SIEM security solution is a comprehensive security solution that provides end-to-end protection for cloud-based applications. It includes Defender for Cloud and Microsoft Sentinel, as well as other security tools and features designed to help organizations protect their data and users from the risks associated with cloud-based applications.
With Accountabilit’s Threat Protection with XDR security solution, organizations can gain clear visibility into their app compliance posture and quickly identify and respond to anomalous behaviors. They can also detect and respond to threats that may be present in their cloud-based applications.
Microsoft Defender Products
Microsoft offers a range of Defender products that can be used with Defender for Cloud to provide comprehensive security solutions for organizations. These products include:
- Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: An enterprise endpoint security platform that provides advanced threat protection, endpoint detection and response, and device control across operating systems and network devices. When used in conjunction with Defender for Cloud, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint can provide additional insights into app activity and help organizations identify and respond to anomalous behaviors.
- Microsoft Defender for Identity: A cloud-based security solution that helps secure identity monitoring across an organization. Defender for Identity is fully integrated with Microsoft 365 Defender and leverages signals from both on-premises Active Directory and cloud identities to help organizations better identify, detect, and investigate advanced threats directed at their organization.
- Microsoft Defender for Office 365: A cloud-based email filtering service that helps protect an organization against advanced threats to email and collaboration tools, like phishing, business email compromise, and malware attacks. It offers prevention, detection, investigation, response, and XDR capabilities, as well as industry-leading AI (Artificial Intelligence) and automation, for an organization’s email and collaboration tools.
In conclusion, App Governance in Defender for Cloud is a critical component of Microsoft’s comprehensive security solution for cloud-based applications. It provides organizations with the tools they need to protect their data and users from the risks associated with cloud-based applications.