Microsoft Security offerings for US Government customers continue to grow with general availability
Published Nov 11 2019 07:00 AM 6,347 Views

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We are excited to announce the general availability of Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) for US Government GCC High customers! The release of these services completes the Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) E5 product suite for US GCC High customers, delivering advanced security functionality by driving critical information and threat protection capabilities for these customers. Additionally, Office 365 Cloud App Security and Cloud Discovery, services which are a subset of Microsoft Cloud App Security for Office 365 E5 and EMS E3/Azure AD P1/P2, respectively, are also now available for GCC High customers.


With the availability of the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security E5 product suite, our US GCC High customers now have access to the full suite of Microsoft 365 security products, following the announcement of the general availability of Microsoft Defender ATP in August.  As US Government customers embark on their journey to the cloud, our industry-leading end-to-end solution will protect sensitive data and information wherever it travels – across users, applications, files, and platforms.  Through these solutions, we’ll empower departments and agencies to create highly secure workplaces and achieve their mission objectives.


Microsoft Cloud App Security is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) that supports various deployment modes including log collection and API connectors. It provides rich visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics to identify and combat cyberthreats across your Microsoft and third-party cloud services. Microsoft was recently named a leader in Gartner’s 2019 Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) Magic Quadrant based on our completeness of vision and strong ability to execute in the CASB market. Microsoft currently has the largest customer base of all participating vendors and we believe that this, along with being ranked as a leader, reflects our continued commitment to building the best possible solution for our customers to help them protect their Microsoft and third-party cloud apps and platforms.


Azure ATP is a cloud-based security solution that leverages on-premises Active Directory signals to identify, detect, and investigate advanced threats, compromised identities, and malicious insider actions directed at your organization. This service enables your organization to monitor users and behaviors and identify and investigate suspicious activities and advanced attacks.


Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure ATP for US GCC High customers are built on the Microsoft Azure Government cloud and are designed to interoperate with the Office 365 GCC High environment. Our unique US Government cloud deployments benefit from the increased compliance and security standards that US Government agencies must meet. Our strong and continuous commitment to delivering services that comply with these US regulatory and security requirements is core to Microsoft’s offering and we demonstrate this by having the most comprehensive compliance coverage of any cloud provider.  We build our services from the ground up with security in mind to help safeguard mission-critical data.


Microsoft’s security solution is built to deliver comprehensive coverage across your environment, so you can ensure appropriate personnel have access to the right information at the right time, helping you reduce risk.  Now, for the first time, US GCC High customers can have a more complete understanding of their security posture by detecting abnormal user behavior, discovering shadow IT, extending data protection to cloud applications, and applying risk-based policies, all contributing to enhanced protection of vital information.


To learn more about specific features and functionality for Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure ATP for GCC High customers, please review the service descriptions here.


To purchase Microsoft Cloud App Security and/or Azure ATP licenses, you will need a GCC High account or Azure Government account. To trial either service within EMS E5, please work with your account team. For more information on US Government licensing, please reference our licensing sheet here.




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