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Microsoft Defender ATP gets new Threat & Vulnerability Management functionality

Microsoft has announced the general availability of Threat & Vulnerability Management solution. The tech giant says the solution was made available on June 30 and provides real-time vulnerability management to the organizations.

The new solution is a built-in capability in Microsoft Defender ATP (Advanced Threat Protection). The Microsoft Defender ATP uses a risk-based approach to discover, prioritize, and mitigate endpoint vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.

While designing the solution, Microsoft worked with a dozen of enterprise customers including Telit, a global leader in IoT enablement, to understand the limitations and complications of the existing processes.

During the process, Microsoft found that the current approaches being used to scan vulnerabilities are slow and periodical. This could lead to security blind spots between scans, flooding the organizations with vulnerabilities. Further, manual mitigation of vulnerabilities sometimes takes days, weeks, or months to complete. Hence, attackers have a window to attack the enterprises.

Threat & Vulnerability Management solution is aimed to address these issues.

“Our goal is to empower defenders with the tools they need to better protect against evolving threats, and we believe this solution will help provide that additional visibility and agility they need,” wrote Rob Lefferts, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Security, in a blog post.

The new offering will provide several benefits to customers, like enabling continuous discovery of vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, and business-context based prioritization and dynamic threat landscape. It will provide correlation of vulnerabilities with endpoint detection and response (EDR) alerts to expose breach insights.

Customers will also get machine-level vulnerability context during incident investigations, built-in remediation processes through integration with Microsoft Intune and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

The new TVM solution is now generally available. Existing customers can find it in Microsoft Defender ATP portal. New customers can take a free trail here.

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INetU Adds INetU Application Traffic Firewall to its Managed Security Suite

Managed hosting and cloud provider INetU has added INetU Application Traffic Firewall to its Managed Security Suite.

The INetU Application Traffic Firewall goes beyond classic Web Application Firewalls and provides an additional layer of critical protection for businesses by thwarting attacks targeting application vulnerabilities, says the official press release.

The world needs to access your applications, but your business needs to ensure that users and data are safe. The INetU Application Traffic Firewall is the lock at your front door protecting this information against would-be attackers looking to exploit your applications as a way in.  –Andrew Hodes, Director of technology, INetU.

Once the  troublesome  threat profiles are detected,  The INetU Application Traffic Firewall can be configured to handle the situation based on the specific needs of the customer.

Some of the key features of  the INetU Application Traffic Firewall are:

  1. It  collects updates covering known attackers and new threat patterns, and  adjusts to provide up-to-date protection.
  2. It  assists clients in meeting the requirements for SOX regulatory compliance, healthcare HIPAA/HITECH and payment processing PCI DSS standards.
  3. It learns and adapts to the way applications work normally, and then blocks abnormal behavior.
  4. It monitors and logs all activities and provides businesses with  a clear understanding of suspicious activity through the INetU Client Center.
  5. It addresses SQL injection attacks, cross-site scripting and data theft.
  6. It is managed by INetU along with its other Managed Security Suite offerings and is priced cost-effectively.

“The world needs to access your applications, but your business needs to ensure that users and data are safe,” said Andrew Hodes, Director of technology, INetU.

“The INetU Application Traffic Firewall is the lock at your front door protecting this information against would-be attackers looking to exploit your applications as a way in,” he added.

The complete INetU Managed Security Suite offering now includes Managed firewalls with VPN,  Security Incident Event Management,  Intrusion Protection and Detection Systems,  Dual Factor Authentication, Vulnerability Scanning,  File Integrity Monitoring and the INetU Application Traffic Firewall.

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