Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics for Protecting AD Now Available

Microsoft’s Advanced Threat Analytics uses machine learning to help enterprises spot suspect behavior associated with leaked user credentials. As promised, Microsoft officially released its Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) product for Active Directory in August, Alex Simons, director of program management for the company’s Identity and Security Services unit, announced in a brief Aug. 26 statement.”You can download the GA [generally availability] evaluation bits and implement ATA in your organization,” wrote Simons. To help administrators incorporate the technology into their Active Directory environments, the company has created a Microsoft Security TechCenter “discussion forum where you can post your questions and feedback,” he added. The company also launched a dedicated TechNet blog for the product.The software, which is deployed on-premises, is based on technology from last year’s acquisition of Aorato, a provider…


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