Microsoft raised the curtain on new security features for the Operations Management Suite. The company has made the features generally available for the cloud services. Rolling out the security features coincides with the recent launch of Operations Management Suite.
The new features include antimalware assessment functionality. This allows users to take advantage of the “Advanced Detection Engine” that find security anomalies in the suite. The detection engine find problems like unusual processes running on virtual machine. Microsoft says this feature is available in preview.
Operations Management Suite lets cloud customers manage their public and private infrastructure. Features of the service include log analytics, site recovery, and backup. The service is available now through subscription add-on to the System Center.
Speaking of the new features, Microsoft says:
“Highlights include advanced threat detection and the Threat Intelligence dashboard, which lets you visualize attacks using the same data we use in Azure,” Microsoft director of program management Jeremy Winter wrote in a blog post.
“For customers using Advanced Threat Analytics in Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), you can now view that information in OMS, giving you a single view of security for IT operations. The new Security Configuration Baseline Assessment identifies vulnerable OS configurations that could be exploited by an attacker.”
The main function of Operations Management Suite is to allow users to manage cloud infrastructure on other platforms. Microsoft’s Azure cloud service is a rival to Amazon and Google for example, but Microsoft has long provided software infrastructure. OMS allows Amazon Web Services (AWS) users to access their infrastructures and manage them.
“With OMS Security we bring the security analytics that are built into Azure Security Center to hybrid cloud environments, giving you the capabilities you need to handle today’s evolving security threats,” Winter wrote.