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Get end-to-end protection with Microsoft’s unified security operations platform, now in public preview

Today, I am excited to announce the public preview of our unified security operations platform. When we announced a limited preview in November 2023, it was one of the first security operations center platforms that brought together the full capabilities of an industry-leading cloud-native security information and event management (SIEM), comprehensive extended detection and response (XDR), and generative AI built specifically for cybersecurity. This powerful combination of capabilities delivers a truly unified analyst experience in the security operations center (SOC).

And last month at Microsoft Secure, we added unified exposure management capabilities that provide continuous, proactive end-to-end visibility of assets and cyberattack paths. Together, these fully integrated, comprehensive capabilities give security leaders and SOC teams what they need to manage cyberthreats across their organization—from prevention to detection and response.

After gaining insights from the initial customer feedback, we are excited to expand the platform’s availability to public preview. Customers with a single Microsoft Sentinel workspace and at least one Defender XDR workload deployed can start enjoying the benefits of a unified experience, in a production environment, now. Onboarding a Microsoft Sentinel workspace only takes a few minutes, and customers can continue to use their Microsoft Sentinel in Azure. Need another reason to get started today? Microsoft Sentinel customers using Microsoft Copilot for Security can now leverage the embedded experience in the Defender portal, helping them to level up their security practice further.