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Defender for IoT Professional Services

Defender for IoT Professional Security Services | Customized Deployment in as Little as 8-Weeks

Unify your IT and OT security environment with Difenda.

Our Microsoft Defender for IoT professional security service is designed to meet your organization’s needs today and in the future. Our solution bridges the gap between IT and OT security, enabling enterprise-wide security management and reporting. Benefit from our certified and highly skilled Microsoft Security experts who will support you every step of the way, from designing to implementing and deploying Defender for IoT and Microsoft Sentinel.

How It Works:

  • Strategic Planning: As part of the pre-sales process, the Difenda team collaborates closely with you to understand both the technical and business requirements. By aligning your business drivers, use cases, and priorities, we clearly define the expected output for the engagement. Importantly, Difenda also engages with clients to review and discuss core Operational Technology (OT) and Industrial Control System (ICS) processes and workflows, facilitating asset discovery. The team will then design the custom solution for the customer including the network and sensor design, Microsoft Sentinel, and supporting Azure services.
  • Customized Set up and Deployment: Difenda’s experts will design, install, and configure Defender for IoT and Microsoft Sentinel, and integrate the two products based on the defined scope, ensuring you get the business outcomes you desire.
  • Quality assurance and performance testing: After configuring the system, we will ensure Defender for IoT and Sentinel have been installed and integrated correctly. We then take proactive measures to validate that all in-scope components are configured, logged, and tuned accordingly.
  • Training and Knowledge Transfer: Our training is based on a collaborative approach alongside your team members. We provide two virtual knowledge transfer and technical overview workshops for your identified team members. Our aim is to ensure you have the necessary expertise to maximize the potential of Defender for IoT.
  • Your Complete Build Book: We will provide you with a comprehensive Build Book which acts as a reference guide, assisting you in leveraging the newfound capabilities of your OT security solution.

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What You’ll Get:

  • Tailored deployment plans for Microsoft Defender for IoT and Microsoft Sentinel, aligned with their specific business objectives.
  • Seamless implementation and integration of both Defender for IoT and Microsoft Sentinel.
  • Custom configuration of foundational reporting in Microsoft Sentinel.
  • Flexible and cost-effective delivery.
  • Support and training for staff members with two, 2-hour Virtual Knowledge Transfer and Technical Overview Workshops with our experts.
  • Defender for IoT Build Book.
  • End-to-end project management.

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Defender for IOT Professional Service

Benefits

  • Gain better visibility into OT assets through enhanced logging.
  • Unify your IT and OT security environment.
  • Minimize risk and improve overall company security by attaining cross-environmental visibility.
  • Save time and resources with a centralized platform.
  • Bridge security gaps using your existing Microsoft Security investment, reducing additional costs.
  • Ensure compliance with audit requirements by fortifying your security measures with an advanced SIEM solution.
  • Maximize Microsoft Security ROI.

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Defender for IOT Professional Service

What Sets Us Apart?:

Difenda stands out due to our unparalleled expertise in the OT field. Our team developed our Defender for IoT Professional service and MXDR for OT managed offers with the Microsoft engineering team during Microsoft Defender for IoT’s build phase. Difenda is committed to actively participating in the growth and refinement of OT cybersecurity technology and processes alongside Microsoft.

Our commitment extends to optimizing your Microsoft Security investment by seamlessly fine-tuning and integrating both IT and OT environments, ensuring continuous visibility and control. Through thorough requirements gathering, we delve into your on-premises and cloud IT environments, ensuring a tailored approach to address your specific IoT requirements for unparalleled security and peace of mind.

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What is Difenda's Defender for IoT Advisory Service?

Difenda’s Defender for IoT Professional Security Service bridges the gap between IT and OT security by integrating Defender for IoT with Microsoft Sentinel, enabling enterprise-wide security management and reporting. 

The service assists organizations in overcoming the common challenge where OT and IT teams differ in security policies, which can lead to gaps in network visibility and increase vulnerability. Difenda’s certified Microsoft Security professionals expertly integrate both domains, preventing alert fatigue and ensuring enterprise-wide visibility. In addition to providing a robust security solution, Difenda equips your team with implementation guidance and tailored configurations. This streamlined approach simplifies your security infrastructure for efficient management. 

What deliverables can I expect from this service?

From this service, you can expect a comprehensive set of deliverables designed to accelerate your OT security posture:

  • Tailored deployment plans for Microsoft Defender for IoT and Microsoft Sentinel, aligned with their specific business objectives.
  • Seamless implementation and integration of both Defender for IoT and Microsoft Sentinel.
  • Custom configuration of foundational reporting in Microsoft Sentinel.
  • Flexible and cost-effective delivery.
  • Support and training for staff members with two, 2-hour Virtual Knowledge Transfer and Technical Overview Workshops with our experts.
  • Defender for IoT Build Book.
  • End-to-end project management.

These deliverables collectively equip your organization with the tools, knowledge, and strategies needed to optimize your OT security strategy.

What is the scope of the service?

The scope of Defender for IoT Professional Service encompasses a comprehensive range of activities to ensure a successful implementation of Defender for IoT:

  • A thorough assessment of the customer’s existing environment, with a particular emphasis on OT and ICS processes, workflows, and assets.
  • Identification and definition of customer-specific Microsoft Sentinel and Defender for IoT needs.
  • Architect Sentinel and Defender for IoT implementation
  • Virtually deploy network sensors
  • Implementation of Microsoft Sentinel within your Azure tenant
  • Defender for IoT deployment and integration with Sentinel
  • Monitor and tune Defender for IoT and Sentinel connection
  • Configure base reporting capabilities in Sentinel
  • Knowledge Transfer and Technical Overview to Customer Team
  • Defender for IoT Build Book (Completed Design Document)
  • Comprehensive Project Oversight
Who is the ideal customer for this service?

The ideal customer for this service includes those who require support for their OT environment and to tie it into their security programs. This service is well-suited for organizations that:

  • Do not presently have a security solution for their OT solution in place.
  • Desire a centralized approach to managing IT and OT security within their organization.
  • Are looking to utilize their Microsoft licenses and maximize ROI.
  • Aim to optimize their OT technology and policies to align with their IT environment.
What problems does this service solve for the customer?

This service addresses the challenge of bridging the gap between IT and OT teams with distinct security policies. It helps ensure that there are no blind spots in network visibility and reduces vulnerabilities. By utilizing Difenda’s Defender for IoT Professional Security Services, organizations can achieve enterprise-wide visibility, facilitating collaboration between IT and OT teams for comprehensive security management and reporting.

How long does the entire implementation process usually take?

The implementation process typically spans a duration of 8 to 12 weeks. However, it’s important to note that the timeline can vary based on the availability of resources within your team dedicated to the project.

Our goal is to ensure thorough and effective implementation while accommodating your team’s pace and capacity. We work collaboratively to achieve timely and successful results aligned with your specific circumstances.

What level of involvement is expected from our internal IT/security team during the implementation?

During the implementation period, our collaborative approach ensures that both our team and your internal IT or security team play integral roles in the process. We will work together to determine the areas where you can provide support to our team during deployment. This might involve activities such as reviewing and refining the rollout strategy and validating the onboarding strategy.

This collaborative effort maximizes efficiency and ensures that the implementation aligns with your unique requirements and security objectives.

Does this service include full SIEM implementation to improve reporting and management?

If a client is looking to replace their existing SIEM solution or wants a full Sentinel implementation with log sources outside of Defender for IoT, that will involve an additional customized Statement of Work (SOW). This approach ensures that we can cater to specific client needs, whether it involves implementing our recommended solution or integrating seamlessly with their existing security environment.

Certified Where It Matters Most:

  • 24/7/365 Cyber Command Centers (C3) – ISO27001, SOC II Type 2 and PCI Certified
  • Microsoft Canada’s Security Impact Award Winner 2023
  • Microsoft Verified MXDR Solution Status

This Solution Integrates with the Following Microsoft Security Products:

  • Microsoft Sentinel
  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Microsoft Defender for Identity
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365

Accelerate your OT security strategy with Microsoft Defender for IoT and Microsoft Sentinel.