Microsoft wants to secure all your clouds, including Amazon and Google

Microsoft wants to secure all your clouds, including Amazon and Google

Bloomberg: Microsoft Corp is expanding its product for finding and monitoring security weak spots in cloud-computing to include rival Alphabet Inc’s Google Cloud Platform.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud will include support for Google Cloud starting Wednesday, three months after adding support for Amazon’s market leading products.

Microsoft, which sells the rival Azure, used open programming interfaces to hook into its competitors’ products, Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services and provide its cybersecurity services.

Customers increasingly use multiple cloud platforms and have different products to secure and monitor them.  There are so many different products from cybersecurity companies, as well as Microsoft, Amazon and Google, that it can be difficult for security professionals to keep track of them. Hackers can target their attacks at the seams of different cybersecurity products, said Vasu Jakkal, Microsoft vice president of security, compliance and identity, in an interview.