PLATFORM SECURITY

ReliaQuest GreyMatter joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

ReliaQuest | June 17, 2022

ReliaQuest
ReliaQuest, a security operations force enhancer, announced today that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA). MISA is an ecosystem of independent software manufacturers and managed security service providers that have linked their products to better guard against an ever-increasing number of threats.

"With digital transformation driving migration to Microsoft Azure, it becomes even more critical to have a unified view across an organization’s security infrastructure. Now, with added support for Microsoft Sentinel, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, ReliaQuest GreyMatter extends visibility across the Microsoft ecosystem. GreyMatter unifies detection, investigation and response to drive security effectiveness and cyber resilience, while allowing the customer to integrate Microsoft Security products at the pace that best suits their organization.”

Brian Foster, ReliaQuest Chief Product Officer

This partnership makes it simple for Microsoft clients to ingest data and automate activities across any vendor solution, whether on-premises or in one or more clouds. GreyMatter, in conjunction with extensive security operations knowledge, accelerates threat detection and response. This improves the efficiency of current investments, such as the correlation capabilities of Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

GreyMatter contextualizes threat research, aggregate customer knowledge, more than 40 open source and commercial security data sources to build a complete, actionable picture of present and upcoming risks. ReliaQuest will continue investing in GreyMatter's integration capabilities with the Microsoft 365 security suite, extending the ReliaQuest aim to "Make Security Possible."

Rob Lefferts, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Defender said that, “Microsoft Intelligent Security Association members, like ReliaQuest, leverage Microsoft’s security products to better defend against cyber security threats with identity and access management, threat protection, information protection and security management.”

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The world has unquestionably changed in the last 10 years and it begs the question “where will we be in 10 years time?” Smart cities, driverless cars, increased drone usage and AI will all have a bearing on how we live our lives and run our businesses. With the advent of smart phones and tablets we are now at a point where most people who access the internet do so remotely through mobile devices and, according to Ofcom, the average adult in the UK spends over 20 hours online per week and nearly nine hours of each day on media and communication. The world has unquestionably changed in the last 10 years and it begs the question “where will we be in 10 years time?” Smart cities, driverless cars, increased drone usage and AI will all have a bearing on how we live our lives and run our businesses. With the advent of smart phones and tablets we are now at a point where most people who access the internet do so remotely through mobile devices and, according to Ofcom, the average adult in the UK spends over 20 hours online per week and nearly nine hours of each day on media and communication.

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Netskope | August 03, 2022

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Phosphorus | September 26, 2022

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SentinelOne | September 22, 2022

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