Blumira, an Ann Arbor-based cybersecurity provider, now offers the only free, self-service cloud security information and event management (SIEM) for Microsoft 365. The company also launched three new paid versions: Microsoft 365, Cloud, and Advanced.
Blumira’s specialty is automated threat detection and response, technology often too complex, costly, and time-consuming to set up, especially for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).
“The complexity and price of enterprise security have kept solutions out of reach for many organizations that need to improve detection and response as threats escalate and resources remain constrained,” says Matt Warner, CTO and co-founder of Blumira.
“This is particularly true for SMBs that struggle to defend against user-based attacks like business email compromise or account takeovers while trying to tackle security gaps, blind spots, and the dangers of threats going undetected.”
To address these problems, Blumira says its all-in-one cloud SIEM with integrated detection and response enables organizations of all sizes to achieve the fastest time to security in the industry, without the high costs and adoption challenges associated with traditional SIEMs. Blumira’s platform can be fully deployed in minutes without any additional infrastructure using cloud connectors to achieve log collection, detection, and response in one solution.
With Blumira’s Free edition, IT teams gain security monitoring for Microsoft 365 with unlimited users and data. They also get access to detection and response, basic reporting, and ongoing, automated detection rule updates. Customers can sign up for Blumira’s free SIEM without a credit card or sales conversation.
Blumira’s behavior-based detections track malicious activity related to users, email forwarding, password changes, anomalous access attempts, and more. The company provides SMBs with the benefit of offloading security management, adding and tuning new detections to reduce noisy alerts, and providing meaningful insights to help teams take quick action to mitigate threats.
“In keeping with our company’s mission of making security accessible to a traditionally underserved market — small and mid-sized businesses — we’re excited to launch a detection and response solution that prospective customers can try out on their own, in their own time,” says Jim Simpson, CEO of Blumira. “We’ve eliminated the barriers to entry that typically keep advanced security out of the hands of organizations with limited resources.”
All free users can upgrade in-product to paid editions to unlock access to Blumira’s 24/7 security operations (SecOpS) team support for urgent priority issues, as well as onboarding and guided response. Blumira’s three paid editions offer:
- Microsoft 365 — 30 days of data retention; advanced reports allow for custom, scheduled reports sent out periodically.
- Cloud — Expanded cloud coverage for Microsoft 365, Duo Security and SentinelOne; and one year of data retention to meet compliance and cybersecurity regulations.
- Advanced — Full coverage for cloud and on-premises environments, including Windows and firewalls; honeypots to detect lateral movement, active threats, and curious insiders in your network; automated response to block threats immediately.
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