One year on from reaching general availability, Microsoft’s Azure-based Sentinel security system now brings new user and entity behavioral analytics to help detect unknown and insider threats faster.
The behavioral analytics feature also gives customers another reason to send more security logs to the Azure cloud for analysis. Pay-as-you-go pricing is $2.46 per gigabyte (GB) of data analyzed by the Azure Sentinel security information and event management (SIEM) system.
Rather than customers buying their own hardware for an SIEM solution, Sentinel offers an option with no hardware setup or licensing costs.
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But while the Azure security product can be cheaper than traditional SIEM solutions, Eric Doerr, vice president of cloud security at Microsoft, told ZDNet that Sentinel is definitely not free and that customers are sometimes surprised by the cost of the cloud service after being tempted to stuff it with