With cyberattacks becoming more prevalent and sophisticated, Microsoft has officially launched its Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) software designed to simplify IT security for enterprises on their own infrastructure. The product uses some of the fancy technology, like machine learning, that Microsoft uses to protect customers in its Azure cloud platform. Let's see what other good stuff it has put into ATA.
Microsoft ATA, which had been in public preview, is aimed at helping businesses ward off cyberattacks using deep packet inspection (DPI) technology, machine learning, behavioural analytics technology on Active Directory related network traffic. It can then identify abnormal activities, advanced attacks and security risks without an organisation having to create rules and policies to protect users and servers.
All information processed by Microsoft ATA is stored on premises. Here's a detailed video showing the software's capabilities in action:
If you want to give Microsoft ATA a test drive in your organisation, you can download the evaluation version over at Microsoft's TechNet Evaluation Center. It's free to use for 90 days. You can also provide feedback back to the vendor about the product at a specialised discussion forum.