Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft has confirmed a significant milestone for its security business: $10B in revenue in the past 12 months representing more than 40 percent year-over-year growth. The number is inclusive of Microsoft’s security, compliance, identity and management businesses.
Building off this revenue milestone, Vasu Jakkal, corporate vice president, SCI shared her insights on how the company is empowering the defenders who work every day to secure across platforms and clouds to make the world a safer place. Specifically, she discussed how the company is creating a Zero Trust mindset, a cornerstone of not only effective protection, but the foundation for organizational resilience, and the future of security. Microsoft has an unparalleled and holistic approach to security from identity and access management, endpoint to email and application security, data loss prevention, and into cloud security and SIEM.
“Given Microsoft’s footprint across so many technologies, we’ve been in a unique position to think holistically about the core aspects of security: stretching from identity and access management; through endpoint, email, and application security; to data loss prevention and into cloud security and SIEM. We have an approach that is truly end-to-end, and it is notable in how deeply this is embedded in our culture. Microsoft’s security organization is an intense, massive collaboration that drives services, intelligence, technologies, and people—all coming together as one humming machine with a singular mission.
Next, consider the tremendous number of signals we take in across our platforms and services, over eight trillion security signals every 24 hours. Using the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques—plus the power of smart humans—we put these signals to work on behalf of our customers. In 2020 alone, almost six billion malware threats were blocked on endpoints protected by Microsoft Defender.
Today we help secure more than 400,000 customers across 120 countries. These range from small businesses to large enterprises, with 90 of the Fortune 100 using four or more of our security, compliance, identity, and management solutions.”
According to a newly released 2020 App Trends Report by Microsoft, providing secure remote access to resources, apps and data became the top challenge for business leaders in the past year.