Back in February, Microsoft unveiled Azure Sentinel, which provides Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions in Azure. Sentinel later moved into general availability during September and has gained a major adopter this week.

IT services leader Infosys has confirmed Azure Sentinel powers its new Cyber Next platform tools. In its announcement, the company said the SIEM solutions of Sentinel will allow Infosys to help customers improve threat detection, management, and security services.

“We are developing next-generation platform-based offerings that leverage Azure Sentinel to help customers simplify their security operations, and scale as they grow. The core functionalities offered by Azure Sentinel aligns with our philosophy of ‘diagnose, design, deliver and defend’ for leapfrogging the cybersecurity maturity model, and leveraging intelligent analytics for effective SOC operations,” said Vishal Salvi, CISO & Head CyberSecurity Practice, Infosys.

Sentinel works with Azure to provide “cloud-native Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool.” Sentinel gathers huge quantities of data from cloud-based services, such as Office 365 third-party offerings.

Open Platform

As is becoming the norm for Microsoft, Sentinel supports open standard like the Common Event Format (CEF). It is also compatible with several major third-party security solutions, such as Cisco, F5, Palo Alto, and Symantec.

“We have a responsibility to bring new cybersecurity capabilities to our customers. By combining the strengths of the Microsoft security portfolio with Infosys service offerings, enterprises are able to better manage their security posture and navigate the changing threat landscape by leveraging the power of artificial intelligence,” said Ann Johnson, corporate vice president, Cybersecurity Solutions Group, Microsoft.