Vectra Launches Vectra Protect For Microsoft 365


Vectra AI announced the launch of Vectra Protect, a posture management tool designed to discover and mitigate security risks in Microsoft 365 (M365).

Vectra Protect combines expert research and development with automation to analyse an organisation’s M365 security posture and provide customised implementation plans to remediate risk.

With the accelerated use of M365 collaboration tools, which now have over 270 million users, cyber attackers are actively targeting access management tools like Azure AD to enter other SaaS tools and enterprise network assets. They then establish a foothold to launch ransomware attacks, steal intellectual property and gain unauthorised access to sensitive user data. With its scanning engine, Vectra Protect combines insights from the M365 Graph API with PowerShell module data to provide a holistic view into the integrity of every identity in an organisation’s M365 environment.

Vectra Protect provides organisations with:

  • Quick, actionable remediation insights: With its multi-stage methodology, the scan provides organisations with actionable results within hours. Rather than hindering the security team with more alerts, the scan creates a comprehensive risk mitigation map that provides a path to implementation with clear guidance on risk and operational impact.
  • Tailored cloud support: Organisations can gain insight into the severity of vulnerabilities, material changes to their configuration state, the operational impact of the required solution, and the steps for remediation aligned to their applicable industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Configuration correction and compliance: Vectra Protect delves deep into the configuration complexities of M365, highlighting misconfigurations with clear context to guide companies to complete risk resolution and provide security teams with the proof they need to show their policies are effective and compliant.
  • Confidence in collaboration: By understanding areas where risks and configuration issues persist, organisations can fulfil the promises of cloud technology without creating unmanaged risks. Organisations can gain efficiencies in implementing and using SaaS tools like M365 by eliminating default settings and aligning operations, information technology, security, and audit teams on security priorities.

“Azure AD has become a large attack vector as cybercriminals look to exploit the lack of security controls and solutions currently available for the tool. Organisations must understand that Microsoft’s default security settings are not specifically tailored to their business operations or industry, which introduces waves of unnecessary risk. Combining this with the constant changes in M365, both internally and externally, leaves a host of potential vulnerabilities and configuration issues that organisations are responsible for correcting. Vectra Protect helps unravel this complexity to deliver the visibility and assurance organisations need to protect these essential business tools,” said Aaron Turner, CTO of SaaS Protect at Vectra AI.

The free Vectra Protect for Azure AD scan, a value up to $50,000, will be readily available to any M365 customer operating in any M365 environment. The scan focuses on a common foothold for unauthorised access and risk: access management in the active directory.