Ditch Juggling Vendors with Lenovo and Microsoft's AI-Powered Solution

Ditch Juggling Vendors with Lenovo and Microsoft's AI-Powered Solution

By Greg Tavarez

Lenovo's global annual survey of CIOs revealed that businesses worldwide face significant challenges in addressing data privacy and security, with 68% of respondents highlighting this as a top concern. The increasing complexity of safeguarding sensitive data, compliance with evolving regulations and the universal impact of cybersecurity threats contribute to the overarching challenge.

Additionally, the survey highlighted the prominence of cybersecurity and ransomware, with an equal percentage of 68% identifying these as formidable obstacles. The evolving cyber threat landscape, ransomware attacks and the resulting disruptions and financial consequences further emphasizes the need for organizations to continually adapt and enhance their cybersecurity measures on a global scale. However, with hundreds of different security tools to choose from, businesses are challenged to deploy disparate solutions into a cohesive security architecture.

So, Lenovo and Microsoft have joined forces to simplify the enterprise security ecosystem by offering a comprehensive solution that brings the full power of the Microsoft security stack and is fully managed by Lenovo. The solution? A subscription-based offering known as Cyber Resiliency as a Service, or CRaaS.

This collaborative initiative aims to fortify security measures across devices, users, applications, data, networks, and cloud services. By leveraging Microsoft technologies, including Azure, Defender, and Sentinel, Lenovo will develop security solutions, streamlining deployments and bolstering defense mechanisms against potential cyber threats.

And, on top of that, the subscription model allows organizations to access security features efficiently, minimizing labor-intensive tasks, freeing up resources and reducing overhead costs.

“Lenovo’s customers want broad protection and visibility across their organizations, a zero-trust approach and automated security and compliance, all while streamlining their vendor relationships and effectively managing technology costs,” said Marc Wheelhouse, Chief Security Officer, Lenovo Solutions and Services Group. “CRaaS 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.”

As part of this collaboration, Lenovo will contribute to the Microsoft Security Copilot Partner Private Preview, involving an innovative AI-powered security product. Security Copilot will let security professionals swiftly respond to threats, process signals at machine speed and assess risk exposure within minutes. Utilizing an advanced large language model and Microsoft's extensive global threat intelligence, Security Copilot represents a leap in fortifying cybersecurity defenses, with more than 65 trillion daily signals informing its security-specific model.

“Security is one of the most pressing issues of our time and is key to driving business transformation and growth,” said Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Security Business Development. “Together with Lenovo, we will empower organizations to be more resilient, secure, and productive with end-to-end, AI-powered security solutions and services.”

Lenovo’s suite of CRaaS security services is targeted for global availability by April 2024.

Edited by Alex Passett
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