Customers will also be able to easily provision firewall products from Microsoft partners through the Azure Security Center. Check Point vSEC is already available, and options from Cisco Systems, Fortinet and Imperva will follow soon. The security center will include alerts from these third-party products.
"As attackers get more sophisticated, we need to evolve our ability to get real-time insights and predictive intelligence across our network so we can stay a step ahead of the threats," Bret Arsenault, chief information security officer at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post. "We must be able to correlate our security data with our threat intelligence data to know good from bad."
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