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Microsoft Explains Cloud App Security, Azure Analysis Services Now in N. Europe and W. US

Why enterprises need a cloud access security broker in addition to having a firewall, is what frequently asked by the enterprises customers. Microsoft has published an infographic showing how Microsoft Cloud App Security works stating that having “a cloud access security broker helps protect your cloud and SaaS (Software as a Service) apps from cybersecurity attacks, insider threats and potential data loss with granular controls and enhanced threat detection,” explains Hayden Hainsworth.

“It’ll help you discover Shadow IT, detect anomalous activity, set policies and controls, and investigate alerts for cloud applications that go well beyond your firewall.” “We’ll work alongside your existing firewalls and gather information to answer questions and help you understand your SaaS app usage,” writes Hainsworth.

If you are not aware, Cloud App Security, “is a Microsoft’s cloud access security broker solution, and is a part of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) E5 Suite.” Together with “Microsoft Intune, Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection, and Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics,” it provide “a holistic and innovative security solution set that helps protect identities, devices, apps, and data both on-premises and in the cloud.”

And, it also provides an “up-to-date security assessment of over 13,000 cloud applications rated with 59 risk factors.”

Further he said, that with the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) requirements coming in May 2018, “you’ll want to get a handle on this now.”

Interested, visit the Cloud App Security website to experience in real time.

Microsoft Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

Azure Analysis Services, a new preview service in Microsoft Azure where you can host semantic data models—is now available in North Europe and West US as on December 20.

“Users in your organization can then connect to your data models using tools like Excel, Power BI and many others to create reports and perform ad-hoc data analysis.”

With this launch, the Azure Analysis Services as on today, is now available in the “North Europe, West Europe, West US, South Central US and West Central US” regions.

Integral Analytics moves to Azure SQL Data Warehouse from AWS for high performance, and helps the power utilities plan the right level of resources and be well positioned for the future.

It helps power utilities be on top by helping them tap into other sources of data, such as econometrics and customer-owned power assets, to learn how customers currently use power and how that usage will likely change over time.

A key piece solution that Integral Analytics delivers involves “extracting intelligent insights from huge amounts of data – workloads can run up to 25 TB of data, including text data and aggregates from meters, transformers and substations,” explains microsoft azure team.

Learn more about Integral Analytics (IA) switch to Azure from AWS in the document here, as well as watch the video below:

Integral Analytics moves to Azure SQL Data Warehouse from AWS

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