Azure Sentinel Review

Makes it easy to monitor and keep a track record for vulnerabilities

What is our primary use case?

We use it on a public cloud. We have integrated Azure Lighthouse with Azure Sentinel Security. By integrating all of these, Azure Security Center and Azure Defender, we are providing an MSSP platform to our customers.

How has it helped my organization?

With other solutions, you see some restrictions for collecting the log from custom connectors. With Azure Sentinel, we do have some restrictions or sometimes we need to struggle with the connection, but there is no need to struggle with the log connection. There is 100% integration to your enterprise environment. This makes it easy to monitor and keep a track record for vulnerabilities and track whatever things are lurking in your network. They also have their custom alert tools, alerting the analytics team, where we can receive custom alerts based on our custom requirements. This has helped our organization a lot. Then with Azure Lighthouse, we can manage multiple customers with one platform, so on a single interface, we manage a number of customers that are using the Lighthouse service from the Azure.

What is most valuable?

In Azure Sentinel, we have found, they do have a store in their capability. AI and intelligence features. We found that to be very helpful for us because some other things we do need to integrate again or find another vendor for the store With Azure it is a built-in thing, so there is no need to go and search for another vendor or integrate your solution for the store with a third-party.

What needs improvement?

They could use some kind of workbook. There is some limitation doing the editing and creating the workbook. That would improve it. Sometimes you will find some network issue, and network error with the Azure Sentinel portal. That's the biggest drawback I found with the Sentinel. It would be great if would provide PIP platforms. They do have PI platforms but they don't have PIP.

For how long have I used the solution?

My organization partners with Microsoft, so we are working on an MSSP with Azure.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support for Azure Sentinel is quite good. You have one level up from the basic support so you will definitely get to Microsoft support directly and actually have a conversation with Microsoft technical guys for the support team and they will resolve your issues very quickly.

How was the initial setup?

The setup for Azure Sentinel is very straightforward. You only need a subscription and for that subscription, you just need the admin roles. So if you are an admin and if you do have the Microsoft certification, you can make a Microsoft Azure account then it's very easy to setup and it's very easy to onboard the Sentinel.

What other advice do I have?

Azure Sentinel s actually quite handy, and very adaptive to the market trends. Anyone who is looking for the same store, creating their complete security solution for their enterprise, for the effective security solution, and for data integration, they must go with the Azure Sentinel as they are going to get everything in one place. I would rate Azure Sentinel at an eight on a scale of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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