The two companies are teaming up to offer a new subscription-based service, Cyber Resiliency as a Service (CRaaS). The offering will leverage Lenovo security solutions on Microsoft platforms including Azure, Defender, and Sentinel, facilitating security deployments and helping to prevent, detect, and recover from cyber events.
Lenovo is also bringing AI to the game. The CRaaS solution will incorporate Microsoft Security Copilot which combines an “advanced” large language model (LLM) with a security-specific model to help security professionals identify and respond to risks more quickly. Microsoft is a major stakeholder in OpenAI and has access to the company’s hugely popular and successful GPT-4 model.
According to Lenovo’s annual survey of CIOs, the issues of “privacy/security” and “cybersecurity/ransomware” are the most difficult challenges facing companies.
Lenovo aims to alleviate those concerns with a comprehensive solution that includes continuous risk assessment, automated security updates and patches, dynamic threat intelligence, active incident response and management, and data backup and recovery services. According to the press release, Lenovo believes a subscription-based model will allow companies to offload time-intensive tasks, offering meaningful savings.
“Lenovo’s customers want broad protection and visibility across their organizations, a zero-trust approach, and automated security and compliance, all while streamlining their vendor relationships and effectively managing technology costs,” said Marc Wheelhouse, Chief Security Officer, Lenovo Solutions and Services Group. “Cyber Resiliency as a Service is our comprehensive solution to help organizations effectively contend with sophisticated and frequent cyberattacks while also tackling other cybersecurity challenges like regulatory compliance and budget constraints.”
Lenovo’s suite of CRaaS security services is expected to be globally available by April 2024.