Microsoft is launching an audit platform to help users protect their accounts against cyber-attacks.
The new platform will be called Microsoft’s Security Audits, and it will be available through the Microsoft Cloud platform.
The platform will have an easy to use interface that users will use to easily send and receive email, and a dedicated security portal that will allow users to easily monitor the security of their account and to share their findings with Microsoft’s corporate and governmental partners.
“Our aim is to build a secure, scalable, and easy-to-use service that helps businesses and government agencies to detect and prevent cyber-threats, including malware, intrusions, and fraud,” Microsoft’s CTO, Terry Myerson, said in a blog post on Wednesday.
Microsoft is looking for feedback from developers and users about the platform, and is inviting them to submit comments to the company’s public security portal.
While there is a lot of speculation around how Microsoft will tackle cyber-security threats, the platform may not be designed for every business, according to Microsoft’s Chief Security Officer, Paul Thurrott.
Thurrott noted that Microsoft’s current platform can’t offer protection against all threats, which makes it harder to provide a comprehensive response to a given cyber-attack.
“It’s not a perfect solution for every situation,” Thurrotti said.
“But we believe that Microsoft is trying to deliver the best possible solutions.”
Thurrockt told Ars that Microsoft has been testing security tools for Microsoft’s customers since late last year.
At the time of the announcement, Microsoft was not publicly releasing the tools.
For more, read Thurrots full blog post.
Microsoft has been using Microsoft Cloud since 2013, and the platform is built around the security technologies Microsoft uses in its enterprise products and services.
Microsoft has also been developing a new security platform for Microsoft Office, which Thurrot said is similar to the Microsoft Security Auditions platform.
“We are not looking to reinvent the wheel here,” Thurrockt said.
“We will continue to focus on our customers’ needs.
We believe that this is a very promising time for the company and our customers, and we look forward to working with them on how we can provide more value to our customers.”
Microsoft is currently offering an open beta of Microsoft Security Audit Platform.
Users who want to join Microsoft’s new security audit tool can sign up at this link.