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Microsoft is again named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Information and Event Management​​

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM). We believe our position in the Leaders quadrant validates our vision and continued investments in Microsoft Sentinel making it a best-in-class, cloud-native SIEM solution. In addition, we are honored to be recognized for our Completeness of Vision. We feel this reflects our deep commitment to listening and delivering on our customer’s security priorities, like the need to simplify operations, rapidly disrupt cyberthreats, and supercharge the security operations center (SOC). In a significant step, we have launched the unified security operations platform, a single experience across security information and event management (SIEM), extended detection and response (XDR), and Microsoft Copilot for Security.

Microsoft is again named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Information and Event Management​​

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Microsoft Sentinel is enriched by AI, automation, and Microsoft’s deep understanding of the threat landscape, empowering defenders to hunt and resolve critical threats at machine speed. Our comprehensive solution works seamlessly across multiple clouds, platforms, and security stacks offering many out-of-the-box connectors and customizable content to effectively protect the entire digital estate at scale. Leveraging our capabilities, customers have seen up to 234% return on investment (ROI) over a three-year period and have reduced costs as much as 44% by discontinuing legacy SIEM solutions.

Microsoft is on a mission to modernize security operations, enabling analysts to act swiftly and more efficiently with a robust, cost-optimized, and intuitive solution.

Microsoft Sentinel

Build next-generation security operations powered by the cloud and AI.

Transforming Security Operations 

Tens of thousands of customers trust Microsoft Sentinel to accelerate protection of their organizations with a simplified, scalable, and comprehensive approach. Over the last year, our engineering team has been hard at work delivering new innovations in several key areas, including:    

  • A comprehensive and unified security operations platform: The platform blends the best of SIEM, XDR, AI, Threat Intelligence, and extended posture management into a single experience offering end-to-end protection by consolidating various security operations tools into a single, coherent experience, powered by generative AI. In the unified security operations platform, features are unified across Microsoft Sentinel and Microsoft Defender XDR, with embedded Copilot for Security, to deliver more comprehensive protection, speeding up time to respond and reducing the workload on analysts. 
  • Robust out-of-the-box content: To effectively protect all clouds and platforms, Microsoft Sentinel offers pre-built content and solution packages that can be customized enabling detection, response, and defensive capabilities in the SOC. Over the last few months, we have enhanced our multicloud data collection (AWS and GCP), updated codeless connectors, expanded data coverage to more third-party sources, and extended protection to various critical business applications (SAP, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and Power Platform) among many more innovations. 
  • Splunk SIEM migration tool: We announced the general availability of the new SIEM Migration tool to simplify and accelerate SIEM migrations to Microsoft with automated assistance. Today, the experience supports conversion of Splunk detections to Microsoft Sentinel analytics rules with more capabilities coming in the months ahead. 
  • SOC efficiency: SOC optimization capability enables security teams to customize and manage their SIEM more efficiently for specific business and security requirements. With dynamic, research backed recommendations to optimize data usage, costs, and coverage against relevant threats, analysts can confidently identify opportunities to reduce costs, improve security posture, and see value more quickly. 

Copilot for Security


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  • Copilot for Security: Copilot empowers security teams to make informed decisions in the SOC to protect at the speed and scale of AI. It offers skills to translate natural language to Kusto Query Language (KQL), accelerate incident investigation and response by automating manual tasks with customizable promptbooks, summarizes incidents with full context, helps prevent breaches with dynamic insights from Microsoft Threat Intelligence, and more. 
  • Enhanced incident experience: The new incidents page experience provides more context for SOC analysts to efficiently triage, investigate, and respond quickly to incidents. Many new investigation, response, and incident management features offer the analysts the information and tools necessary to understand the incident and full scope of the breach while making navigation easy and context switching less frequent. New features include top insights, a new activity log for incident audits, a Log Analytics query window to investigate logs and more. 

Download the complimentary report to get more details on our positioning as a Leader. Our customers and partners have been an invaluable part of this multiyear journey. We owe our immense gratitude to you. 

Looking forward 

In 2024 we’ll continue to listen to customer needs and further enhance Microsoft Sentinel’s advanced threat-protection capabilities to empower defenders and drive efficiencies for SOC teams.  

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1Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Information and Event Management, Andrew Davies, Mitchell Schneider, Rustam Malik, Eric Ahlm, May 8 2024.

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