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Security tools for Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite are now generally available

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A while ago, Microsoft had launched a host of security services for its Operations Management Suite (OMS) in preview. The company announced today that these tools are now going to be generally available.

The Operations Management Suite is a cloud-specific service that allows users to manage public cloud and private cloud infrastructure. Its features include backup, site recovery and log analytics capability. The service also gives you the ability to increase visibility and control from the on-premises datacenter to the cloud. The company had earlier released a set of tools that could be used to enhance the security of this suite, but these were in preview, until now.

The Redmond giant has now made the security tools available to organizations using OMS with subscription pricing and as an add-on to Microsoft’s System Center software. Admins can now use these services to monitor activity, run queries and set policies centrally.

The new Security service includes a broad range of tools to help you get deeper visibility across multiple aspects of the security landscape. Highlights include advanced threat detection and the Threat Intelligence dashboard, which lets you visualize attacks using the same data we use in Azure.

the blog post announcing the new features reads.

For customers using Advanced Threat Analytics in Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), you can now view that information in OMS, giving you a single view of security for IT operations. The new Security Configuration Baseline Assessment identifies vulnerable OS configurations that could be exploited by an attacker. To see OMS Security in action, and get a deeper view on how these features can work for you, take a look at Operations Management Suite Security in this episode of Microsoft Mechanics.

The service also includes anti-malware technology that helps keep your system clean. Another new addition is an “Advanced detection engine” that picks up on certain types of anomalies, like unusual processes running on virtual machines. This is now available in preview.

The new tools are specially meant for firms that use on-site data centers or other cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services. Using these tools, you can deploy your software more widely. For more info about OMS, its subscription and to get it for yourself, head over here.


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