Remain secured while working from home

Udistra Dandaraj

 Date: February 2021

By: Udistra Dandaraj, Solution Architect, Tarsus On Demand

Manage your business applications, get a birds-eye view across your organization, and enable improved cloud and on-premises security with custom-made solutions to meet your organization’s needs.

There are many risks associated with remote working with digital security as the primary concern for most organizations. Strategies around how to enable stringent measures needed to be adopted to protect data while maintaining employee productivity.

Microsoft Intune, Azure Sentinel, and Azure Security Center are the perfect solutions to address issues associated with protecting your data and devices regardless of your organization’s size.

Bringing all three solutions together ensures that your organization’s information is protected with custom-made policies and baselines.

Here is a breakdown of the individual solutions:

Microsoft Intune focuses on device management and mobile application management. Streamline and automate deployment, provisioning, policy management, app delivery, and updates. Safeguard data when you don’t manage devices used by your employee’s partners (BYOD) to access work files.

Azure Sentinel enables you to have a birds-eye-view across your organization. Providing security information event management (SIEM) and security orchestration automated response (SOAR). Optimizes your insights, tailored detections, machine learning models, and threat intelligence. 

Azure Security Center enables you to improve your cloud and on-premises (now with Azure Defender) security through continuous assessments and recommendations protecting you against cyberattacks. Simplify enterprise compliance and view your compliance against regulatory requirements. 

Only the best from a trusted supplier

At Tarsus on Demand, we understand the importance of ensuring that your organization is fully protected against any cyber threats. We provide modern tailor-made solutions to our partners by following comprehensive steps to offer industry-leading solutions to give you a competitive advantage.

We are continuously conducting tests to ensure that we provide only the best to our partners. We understand that each business environment is unique and has its challenges (past or present) and choosing the right solution for your business may be difficult. Here are some findings from our product testing:

Here are some findings from our product testing:

Service/ Product – Azure Sentinel 

Findings – We utilized 70 default Analytics provided by Microsoft, we managed to get Sentinel to monitor (Log Analytics) and notify us (Playbooks) on just over 3.5 million alerts for less than R10.00 per month.

Period – Can be configured & setup within 2 days.
             – Effectively set alerts on your organization’s baseline – 30 days

Service/ Product – Azure Security Center

Findings – Our Secure Score increased by over 40% following Azure Security Center’s recommendations and remediation actions.

Period – Recommendations based on 30 days of data

Service/ Product – Azure Intune

Findings – We can remote wipe, patch, auto-install / uninstall, configure applications and check compliances on laptops and mobile devices at any given time

Period – Policies take 15 to 30 minutes to create
             – Applications are installed when devices check-in with Intune. Windows 10 syncs every 8 hours, or recently enrolled devices sync every 3 minutes for 15 minutes, then every 15 minutes for 2 hours (or can be initiated from the portal when you want)

Useful Links: Getting Started with Azure Sentinel: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sentinel/quickstart-get-visibility

Microsoft Intune Walkthrough: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/fundamentals/tutorial-walkthrough-intune-portal

Azure Security Center Interactive Guide: https://mslearn.cloudguides.com/en-us/guides/

References: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/enterprise-mobility-security/microsoft-intune

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/security-center/

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/services/azure-sentinel/

Give us a call today to get the best cyber protection solution for your business.

We pride ourselves in understanding the complexity of navigating the cloud world and guarantee to provide you with industry-leading, advanced, and innovative solutions and a platform that works to automate and support your business. Our partner’s success is our success.

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