Technology Record - Issue 28: Spring 2023

97 that they use to get work done. Both are increasingly important as we navigate a hybrid work world where employees are expected to be productive agnostic of device, location, and time. Infosys has been helping its customers build a new security model that more effectively adapts to the complexity of the modern environment, embraces the hybrid workplace, and protects people, devices, apps, and data wherever they are located by leveraging Infosys SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) and Microsoft products like Defender and Sentinel. Infosys SASE delivers end-to-end zero-trust security, minimises threat posture and maximises the user experience. Industrial devices enablement In industrial environments that have grown inorganically, it is common for manufacturing plants to have their own specialised operational technology (OT) equipment from diverse vendors. This poses a huge challenge to the IT security team as they will not have a single-pane view of all information about local IoT/OT assets, vulnerabilities, and potential threats. Defender for IoT, combined with Sentinel, provides a network layer security monitoring and visibility across various IoT and OT devices. The solution also provides an enterprise-wide view of the assets, vulnerabilities and threat alerts across all plants. Secure multi-cloud estate Infosys has designed a solution for securing and protecting organisations using multi-cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure. From the lens of security, Microsoft Defender for Cloud provides a single-pane view into customers’ multi-cloud environment, and captures all the logs and signals from the platforms. Sentinel then analyses the logs and signals, enabling the company’s security analysts to review and respond to potential threats quickly and proactively. Improved productivity The move to Defender and Sentinel has facilitated bringing new talent onto the security and operations team. The consolidated interface and visualisations make it easier for analysts to perform attack analysis and close tickets, thus making life easier and more productive for its workers and setting a new standard for compliance that enhances the digital workplace for everyone. Consolidated tool set Infosys has helped many of its customers to simplify their IT security landscape by consolidating multiple security vendors supplying overlapping functionality with leading-edge, cloud-managed security and compliance features of Defender and Sentinel. This had resulted in reduction in cost and simplifying the security management, easier talent onboarding and vendor and license management. Infosys service offerings combined with the Microsoft security portfolio can be a formidable force that enterprises need today to safeguard themselves against the rapidly evolving sophisticated threat landscape. Bineesh Babukuttan is a principal technology architect, Microsoft Practice, at Infosys Photo: iStock/ Leestat