Attivo Networks joins hands with Microsoft Azure

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Bengaluru-based Attivo Networks has integrated with Microsoft Azure Security center for IoT. The two organizations plan to deliver a solution designed for detection and response to attackers targeting Azure IoT Edge devices.

Attivo Networks is a major name in the cybersecurity arena and a specialist in threat detection, the latest integration with the software giant will extend the company’s ThreatDefend platform to improve the security on the Azure service.

Microsoft said that its intelligent edge is under heat from attackers and thus Azure IoT Edge’s integration with security companies like Attivo will help in detecting attackers early on. The latest integration will also provide customers with a reliable way to detect, redirect, and respond to in-network attackers.

Michael Braverman-Blumenstyk, Microsoft CTO and GM cloud and AI security division, stated that: “Our collaboration with Attivo Networks strengthens the security framework of Azure Security Center for IoT Edge with effective, deception-based detection, enabling organizations to meet evolving security needs.”

Azure IoT Edge is a managed service built on Azure IoT Hub. Organizations can deploy cloud workloads to run on IoT edge devices through standard containers, meaning certain workloads can be moved to the edge of the network so that devices can spend less time reaching out to the cloud for communication. This will also help the devices to react more effectively to local changes and operate longer periods offline.

By integrating Attivo ThreatDefend and Azure IoT Edge solution, the Azure IoT modules can be used as decoys for early threat detection. Essentially, the Attivo ThreatDefend solution acts as a deceptive asset to redirect attackers into revealing themselves.