SAN JOSE, Calif., June 1, 2022 — Vectra AI, a leader in AI-driven threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises, today announced the launch of Vectra Protect, a posture management tool designed to discover and mitigate security risks in Microsoft 365 (M365). Vectra Protect combines 50,000+ hours of expert research and development with automation to analyze an organization’s M365 security posture and provide customized implementation plans to remediate risk. To ensure all organizations, regardless of security staffing or resources, can have access to the solution, Vectra is extending a free sign-up for an Azure Active Directory scan until September 30, 2022.
With the accelerated use of M365 collaboration tools, which now have over 270 million users, cyber attackers are actively targeting access management tools like Azure AD to enter other SaaS tools and enterprise network assets. They then establish a foothold to launch ransomware attacks, steal intellectual property and gain unauthorized access to sensitive user data. With its scanning engine, Vectra Protect combines insights from the M365 Graph API with PowerShell module data to provide a truly holistic view into the integrity of every identity in an organization's M365 environment. As the only scan designed to uncover identity security issues in M365, Vectra Protect provides organizations with:
“Azure AD has become a large attack vector as cybercriminals look to exploit the lack of security controls and solutions currently available for the tool,” said Aaron Turner, CTO of SaaS Protect at Vectra AI. “Organizations must understand that Microsoft’s default security settings are not specifically tailored to their business operations or industry, which introduces waves of unnecessary risk. Combining this with the constant changes in M365, both internally and externally, leaves a host of potential vulnerabilities and configuration issues that organizations are responsible for correcting. Vectra Protect helps unravel this complexity to deliver the visibility and assurance organizations need to protect these essential business tools.”
The free Vectra Protect for Azure AD scan, a value up to $50,000, will be readily available to any M365 customer operating in any M365 environment*. The scan focuses on a common foothold for unauthorized access and risk: access management in the active directory. Turner will be showcasing the technology and enumerating how to protect the M365 tenant and hunt for threats during RSAC 2022 in San Francisco, CA. You can register for his session here.
About Vectra AI
Vectra® is a leader in cyber threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises. The Vectra platform uses AI to detect threats at speed across public cloud, identity, SaaS applications, and data centers. Only Vectra optimizes AI to detect attacker methods—the TTPs at the heart of all attacks—rather than simplistically alerting on "different". The resulting high-fidelity threat signal and clear context enables cybersecurity teams to respond to threats sooner and to stop attacks in progress faster. Organizations worldwide rely on Vectra for cybersecurity resilience in the face of dangerous cyber threats and to prevent ransomware, supply chain compromise, identity takeovers, and other cyberattacks from impacting their businesses. For more information, visit vectra.ai.
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