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Microsoft Defender for Cloud now protects Google Cloud resources

Microsoft Defender for Cloud now protects Google Cloud resources

Microsoft Defender for Cloud has the ability to protect the content of your Google Cloud. Keep reading to learn how Microsoft Defender for Cloud now protects Google Cloud resources. 

What is Microsoft Defender for Cloud?

You might be familiar with prior renditions of Microsoft Defender, previously referred to simply as Azure Defender or Azure Security Center.  Microsoft Defender for Cloud provides, but is not limited to, the following capabilities for your given environment all from a central portal.

  1. Help your security operations team resolve threats faster with AI, automation, and expertise.
  2. Prevent, detect, and respond to attacks with built-in unified experiences and end-to-end XDR capabilities.
  3. Protect Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud as well as Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and IoT platforms.

Why is protecting Google Cloud resources a problem?

The issue lies in the lack of cross-platform cloud provider support.  Microsoft has taken notice and emerged as a pioneer in this space.  This is due to their ability to supply support across the largest names and foundational systems in the Cloud infrastructure realm.  Google Cloud Platform environments can now feel at ease with the protection produced for critical workload process through Microsoft Defender for Cloud's functionality.

"With GCP support, Microsoft is now the only cloud provider with native multicloud protection for the industry’s top three platforms – Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) (announced at Ignite last November), and now GCP," said Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity.


What should you do to protect your Google Cloud resources?

To protect your Google Cloud resources through Microsoft Defender for Cloud, many options are available to fine-tune the package required for a given environment.  When enabled, Microsoft Defender for Cloud will automatically enroll and protect all resources unless opted out. Beringer Technology Group is a great resource for determining the needs of a Cloud environment and the resource types required.

Contact Beringer Today!

If you are concerned that your Google Cloud resources are not protected, then reach out to Beringer Technology Group today. We can help evaluate your current cybersecurity posture with our our Cyber Security Risk Assessment Solution, and implement the right security solutions for your organization.

Beringer Technology Group, a leading Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 and CRM for Distribution also provides expert Managed IT ServicesBackup and Disaster RecoveryCloud Based Computing, Email Security Implementation and Training,  Unified Communication Solutions, and Cybersecurity Risk Assessment.