The goal of any modern cybersecurity program is to streamline the people, process, and technology that drive an organization forward. This goal was clear for this large research company who had a lean staff but a lack of security processes.  

Knowing they needed to strengthen their security posture, This large research company adopted Microsoft E5 for the entire organization through one of Difenda’s channel partners, Sycomp. Through Sycomp they also leveraged a vCISO that truly highlighted their need for stronger security technology and process. At the time, the company had multiple tools that did not work together efficiently and needed to consolidate their environment to gain better visibility. That’s when our partner engaged with us as Microsoft security experts to establish best practices and deploy their Microsoft tools.  

Difenda was positioned to help their already lean team migrate to the cloud, consolidate their security environment, establish cybersecurity best practices, and deploy a management program.  

Win Insights

Consolidated security stack. 

Increased visibility into the client’s network.

Maximization of Microsoft Security E5 license capabilities.

Customized dashboards and playbooks. 


Following multiple fundamental security hygiene procedures such as a gap assessment, Difenda took a programmatic approach and deployed Defender for Endpoint and Sentinel. We worked with their team and vCISO to create and customize programs that worked for their organization. Our cybersecurity experts assisted their team with navigating the Microsoft environment and maximizing their E5 license capabilities. We set their team up for success by assisting them in the transition to their new cloud environment. Throughout this process, we also customized playbooks and automation capabilities to reduce time spent on investigating tickets so they could spend more time doing what’s truly important.  

Following the deployment of their new Microsoft security tools, Difenda shifted to a security advisory and co-management model. This all helped them strengthen their security program and enabled increased visibility into their network.  


With the help of Difenda, the company is maximizing their E5 license capabilities and decreasing their total cost of ownership. Difenda helped give their staff the confidence they needed to better protect their environment. Overall, their leadership team is thrilled with the ability to get better data that is helping them make smarter security decisions overall.  

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