Lenovo and Microsoft team up to launch subscription-based security offering
Lenovo and Microsoft have teamed up to launch a subscription-based Cyber Resiliency as a Service (CRaaS) offering to help organizations operate more securely across their devices, users, apps, data, networks, and cloud services
The partnership allows Lenovo to build next-generation security solutions and services directly on Microsoft technology including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Defender, and Microsoft Sentinel to simplify security deployments and enhance users’ security posture.
Fully managed by Lenovo, CRaaS will simplify the enterprise security ecosystem by offering a comprehensive solution that brings the full power of the Microsoft security stack. Offering security features through an as-a-Service consumption model will offload labor and time-intensive tasks to free up customers and reduce overhead costs.
CRaaS aligns with Center for Internet Security (CIS) top 18 critical controls for cyber defense and provides:
- Continuous Risk Assessment
- Automated Security Updates & Patches
- Dynamic Threat Intelligence
- Active Incident Response and Management
- Regular Compliance Audits
- Data Backup and Recovery Services
"Cyber Resiliency as a Service is our comprehensive solution to help organizations effectively contend with sophisticated and frequent cyberattacks while also tackling other cybersecurity challenges like regulatory compliance and budget constraints," said Marc Wheelhouse, Chief Security Officer, Lenovo Solutions and Services Group.
"Security is one of the most pressing issues of our time and is key to driving business transformation and growth. Together with Lenovo, we will empower organizations to be more resilient, secure, and productive with end-to-end, AI-powered security solutions and services," Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Security Business Development, said in a statement.
Lenovo's suite of CRaaS security services is expected to be available globally by April 2024.