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Global Microsoft specialist buys extra security business

US-based security services specialist BlueVoyant has bought Canada's Managed Sentinel to create an end-to-end services portfolio for Microsoft security technologies.

A Microsoft Gold Certified partner, Managed Sentinel specialises in the global deployment and management of Microsoft’s cloud-native SIEM, Azure Sentinel and Microsoft’s XDR platform, Microsoft Defender. Adding Managed Sentinel aims to build BlueVoyant’s ability to better serve Microsoft customers globally, while enabling Managed Sentinel to leverage BlueVoyant’s threat intelligence and MDR capabilities.

Milan Patel, Global Head of Managed Security Services (MSS) at BlueVoyant, said: “Combining Managed Sentinel’s Azure Sentinel deployment expertise with BlueVoyant’s MDR capabilities will help customers operationalise and maximise Microsoft security technologies to realise the true business value of adopting cybersecurity through a managed service model.”

Organisations are increasingly looking for cloud-native security solutions. With the shift towards Extended Detection and Response (XDR) as customers demand more response capabilities beyond endpoint, as well as the drive to consolidate vendors and service providers, the acquisition of Managed Sentinel complements BlueVoyant’s managed detection and response (MDR) for Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender, it says.

“The Microsoft partner ecosystem has hundreds of organisations that can implement and transact Microsoft technologies, but very few have security expertise. Managed Sentinel possesses world-class expertise and is a leading Azure Sentinel deployment provider, having served clients all over the world,” said Milan Patel, Global Head of Managed Security Services (MSS) at BlueVoyant.