How Kidney Research UK has levelled up their security with Microsoft and secure365
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Microsoft First Champion
Chris Holden, Information Systems Manager, Kidney Research UK
Advanced & Sentinel
Strict budget and resource constraints
Retired third-party security apps, gained 24×7 security
Because donors and beneficiaries trust Kidney Research UK with their sensitive data, the charity places great importance on a strong security posture. Yet, it had no internal security expertise and no means to monitor its environment around the clock, even though alerts and incidents occurred on a 24-hour basis.
Compounding this, as with most charities, Kidney Research UK’s budget is strictly governed, and the expense of the enterprise-grade security it needed – including extended detection and response (XDR) and security information and event management (SIEM) systems – was prohibitive.
Guided by UK cloud security specialist Softwerx, Kidney Research UK adopted a Microsoft First security approach, deploying conditional access in Azure Active Directory and Microsoft 365 Defender solutions, including Defender for Cloud Apps, and Defender for Cloud.
The charity then chose Softwerx’s SecureStandard security support bundle, augmented by SecureSentinel, which includes continuous Microsoft 365 Defender XDR and Microsoft Sentinel SIEM integration. Softwerx onboarded the client by ingesting their security logs via Microsoft Sentinel from the various Defender sources.
Softwerx is a strategic partner, and we rely on them to constantly keep our systems secure.
Having Softwerx manage our security on a 24x7 basis has meant that we can go to sleep knowing that our security is taken care of.
Kidney Research benefits from first-rate security. Any threats will be picked up and responded to immediately, at any time of the day or night.
In addition to gaining round-the-clock, enterprise-grade, eyes-on MDR cybersecurity support by partnering with Softwerx, Kidney Research UK was also able to streamline security at a competitive price point by retiring legacy third-party security vendors. Softwerx security support now identifies, probes, and responds to all alerts and incidents straight away. Kidney Research UK can rely on always-on unified security defence, greater threat intelligence, and faster responses.
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