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Microsoft Security Solutions Partner and MISA Member

Difenda Microsoft Advanced Specializations

Microsoft Advanced Specialiation in Cloud Security and Threat Potection

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Support For The Entire Microsoft Security Suite

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Defend Against Threats ​ with SIEM Plus XDR

Get a fully funded Microsoft workshop, where you’ll learn how to improve your security posture for tangible results with next-generation Microsoft Security tools that you’ve likely already invested in. Workshops are available by nomination from Difenda and customer eligibility.

Get more value out of Microsoft’s industry-leading cybersecurity solutions

Building a best-in-class cybersecurity program starts with Microsoft. Discover how you can leverage integration to achieve best practices with your Microsoft solutions while maintaining ownership of your Microsoft Sentinel deployment.


Managed SIEM


Managed Endpoint TDR


Managed Email TDR


Managed Cloud TDR


Managed Identity TDR


Why Microsoft + Difenda?

Keep Up With Innovation

Stay ahead of changing trends with access to the best cybersecurity technology available.

Discover New Cost Savings

Reduce your costs with extremely efficient, unified, and automated cybersecurity solutions.

Overcome Integration Challenges

Integrate other leading Microsoft and non-Microsoft products into your cybersecurity program.

Scale Cybersecurity Program

Scale your MXDR capabilities with full visibility and support for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

Leverage Next-Gen Automation

Proactively identify vulnerabilities, detect threats, and respond faster with cutting-edge automation.

Rapidly Adopt Microsoft’s Products

Deploy the best Microsoft has to offer with a proven partner that’s specialized in Microsoft.

Difenda provides Microsoft Sentinel SIEM & SOAR

Microsoft Sentinel offers the best in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR).



Microsoft Sentinel implementation simplified

Implementing an advanced platform like Microsoft Sentinel is a complex task. Every project is assigned a PMI®-certified project management professional to keep your project on task, on time, and on budget—with full visibility into deployment, configuration, and tracking of project risks.

Download our Microsoft Sentinel implementation datasheet to learn more.

Microsoft Sentinel implementation simplified

Implementing an advanced platform like Microsoft Sentinel is a complex task. Every project is assigned a PMI®-certified project management professional to keep your project on task, on time, and on budget—with full visibility into deployment, configuration, and tracking of project risks.

Download our Microsoft Sentinel implementation datasheet to learn more.

Single-pane threat visibility realized

Getting truly enterprise-wide visibility means getting data from other hardware and software sources.
Difenda can integrate Microsoft log sources and any non-Microsoft log sources using out of the box integrations
and our custom development services.

Discover deep insights in the Difenda Shield portal

Integrate your Microsoft services with Difenda Shield to generate powerful insights into how your organization approaches identity and access management, threat protection, security management, and information protection.

It’s all about your results

Meet The Shield

What can you achieve with Difenda Shield?

Machine Learning

Leverage the latest in machine learning detection using Azure Sentinel Fusion technology.

User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA)

Let Microsoft Sentinel determine if an asset has been compromised through a variety of techniques and machine learning capabilities.

Deep and Wide Visibility

As logs and alerts are collected from all connected data sources, Microsoft Sentinel organizes them and builds baseline behavioral profiles of the organization’s entities across time and peer groups.
Work With a Microsoft
Certified Security Solutions Partner

Difenda is one of North America’s most certified teams that’s focused on architecting, implementing, configuring, and supporting managed service delivery across the entire Microsoft ecosystem.

Microsoft Certifications
specializations and recognitions

Frequently Asked Questions

How is Microsoft Sentinel for Endpoint/Servers deployed and managed?

Defender is easy to deploy and manage as it is integrated with Microsoft Windows. However, it is also available for Linux and Mac operating systems and can leverage Azure management tools making management across your enterprise available from a single pane of glass.

Do I need to have my own Microsoft Sentinel instance to have Difenda MXDR?

Yes. Difenda MXDR customers benefit from additional visibility and control by using their own instance to which Difenda connects using APIs and is managed via Azure Lighthouse.

Does Difenda charge for Microsoft licenses?

No. You can leverage your existing Microsoft licenses and license procurement relationships.

Achieve your goals with Microsoft’s go-to Security Solutions partner for complex Microsoft Sentinel deployments
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Ken Perkins

Biography coming soon.

Megan Miller

Megan Miller’s energy and passion for learning flow into all aspects of her work. As the Growth Manager, North America, she brings a background in sciences which she has transitioned to the tech sector in her role at Difenda.

With a Bachelors of Science in Geology, Megan is a lifelong learner who is voracious about learning anything she can get her hands on about cybersecurity. Her positive energy has built a sales strategy with a focus on expanding in the United States while nurturing the Canadian presence. She is responsible for recruiting and training the sales team. Together with the company’s leadership, she creates the sales process and the company’s product strategy in order to better serve the customer base. This ensures that our customers have a highly trained and highly motivated team to help them every step of the way, Megan has completed Microsoft SC-900 training and working towards mastering Microsoft.

Whether at work or play, Megan is fully committed. She took her love of hockey all the way to the semi-professional level as a competitive hockey player. Megan loves all things sports including water skiing, scuba diving, cycling, and snowboarding. She also enjoys time with family and reading about alternative energy, innovation, and cybersecurity.

Natasha Phanor

As the Microsoft Partner Manager at Difenda, Natasha Phanor is responsible for driving growth within our Microsoft Partnership. With six years in the industry, she offers a fresh, energetic approach, and the ability to focus on our customer’s needs throughout the entire process. Natasha has the innate ability to foresee customer needs and solve problems before they arise, which creates a smooth road for each customer she encounters.

As the recipient of the Outstanding Services Partner of the Year Award in 2018, it is clear that Natasha responds quickly to customer needs, creates a platform for understanding a customer’s business requirements, and walks them through the process to ensure their complete satisfaction.

In her spare time, Natasha is as energetic and passionate as she is on the job. A self-proclaimed foodie-extraordinaire, she enjoys dinner parties, traveling, downhill skiing, hiking, biking, and reading. Natasha has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, specializing in Dance, from Ryerson University.

Lisa Templeton

Lisa Templeton is the perfect combination of human empathy and technological prowess. In her role as People Services Manager, she takes care of our team members to support them in their daily work, as well as on their personal life paths. Happy employees make for happy customers, and Lisa excels in giving our employees the tools they need for success in order to become the best possible versions of themselves. Along with employee formation, she shines in the service delivery support domain to continuously improve the process. Her 24 years of experience in IT Operations and Service Management help her create quality and efficiency at Difenda.

Having attended the Information Systems Management certificate program at Ryerson University, and with various other certifications to her credit, Lisa is perceptive and innovative when it comes to information technology, but also sensitive to the needs of her human constituents. Responsible for achieving the first privately owned company HDI Support Center certification in Canada, she has also designed and implemented Service Management excellence programs and 24×7 IT Operations departments for multiple IT organizations, and has created corporate rewards and recognition programs to keep her employees engaged and motivated.

On the personal side, Lisa passionately supports the cause of breast cancer research, having lost her mother to the disease. She reads voraciously in her spare time, and enjoys the art of home renovation. The summer months also bring time on her boat and exploring new hiking trails.

Miranda McCurdy

Miranda McCurdy uses her myriad super powers in all aspects of her job and personal life. As the Marketing Director at Difenda, Miranda McCurdy brings over a decade of experience to the table, which includes expertise in all facets of operations, brand management, and content marketing, as well as a multitude of successful strategies for the ever-expanding digital world. She is an expert at simplifying the message the company is trying to send, filling in gaps in the information, and strengthening the content in order to create compelling narratives that strengthen the brand and developing programs that bring teams together.

With several Addy Awards issued by the American Advertising Federation Cleveland to her credit, and her never say die attitude, Miranda understands both the broader picture and the minute details that are needed to successfully market a product. With her abilities to harness both the talent needed to spread the message, as well as to create the message itself, she is an integral cog in the company’s ability to communicate with customers and other stakeholders.

When she is not building a brand, she shares her ability to fill the gaps in her community by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics, and the Charleston Food Bank. In her spare time, Miranda spends time with her family, enjoys fitness and health, paddle boarding, reading, and arts and crafts.

Juliana Zaremba

Connections are the name of the game for Juliana Zaremba. As Strategic Partnerships Director, she is responsible for Difenda’s channel partnerships and the development and ownership of the channel partner program. She is also responsible for the global Microsoft Partnership, including the creation of strategic plans with MSFT contacts that will facilitate the continued growth of the business and establish certification and training protocols in all security technologies. Her role is multifaceted, as she acquires partners, manages relationships with them, and develops strategies that will provide cutting edge security solutions to our customer base. Another integral aspect of her job is to facilitate growth.

With a Bachelor’s in Math from the University of Waterloo and 14 years of experience from her previous roles at Herjavec Group and CDW, her cutting edge focus and ability to develop long-lasting relationships and strategies provides world class security solutions to our customer base.

Juliana thrives on connections outside of work as well. She is a philanthropist and contributor with Women4Change based in Hamilton. This group of local women is passionate about supporting local causes, and she focuses her efforts around Women in STEM. She is also a member of Club Italia in Niagara Falls and supports their youth events throughout the year.

When not managing the Microsoft Global partnership, Juliana enjoys reading, often reading several books at once. Juliana enjoys exploring the Niagara Escarpment with her family, as well as sharing meals and experiences with her extended family. Juliana’s competitive nature has her always trying new things, like Whoop band challenges and Peloton.

Jeffry Jacob

Biography Coming Soon