• Microsoft promotes Copilot for Security as an AI-driven cybersecurity solution enabling swift response to cyberthreats, rapid signal processing, and efficient risk assessment for security professionals.
  • Tanium and Copilot for Security offer organizations robust, real-time endpoint data for enhanced cybersecurity.

Recently, a cybersecurity software provider, Tanium, has unveiled a partnership with Microsoft Corp. This partnership aims to supply data to Copilot for Security, Microsoft’s AI-powered security service, enhancing its capabilities.

Within this collaboration, Tanium will directly provide Copilot for Security with real-time endpoint data and intelligence. This integration enables users to access crucial data for eliminating blind spots, empowering security teams to detect vulnerabilities and swiftly respond to critical threats proactively.

Microsoft promotes Copilot for Security as an AI-driven cybersecurity solution designed to empower security professionals to respond to cyber threats swiftly, process signals rapidly, and assess risk exposure efficiently. This service merges a specialized language model with security-specific functionalities, integrating diverse security skills informed by global threat intelligence.

Tanium is a real-time cloud-based endpoint management and security company renowned for its platform, which seamlessly integrates information technology operations and security teams onto a unified interface. Through real-time visibility, control, and remediation capabilities, the platform enables organizations to dismantle traditional silos, thereby reducing complexity, costs, and risks.

According to both companies, the integration of Tanium and Security for Copilot provides organizations with access to comprehensive, precise, and up-to-the-minute endpoint data, enhancing their cybersecurity stance.

“AI is one of the defining technologies of our time and has the potential to drive meaningful, step-change progress in cybersecurity. Security is a team sport and we are pleased to work alongside our Security Copilot partner ecosystem to deliver customers solutions that enhance cyber defenses and make the promise of AI real,” Ann Johnson, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Security Business Development, commented in anticipation of the announcement.

Matt Quinn, the Chief Technology Officer at Tanium, further stated that “today’s announcement represents a new era of generative AI and furthers a commitment to our joint customers in providing the power of certainty.”

Tanium, a startup backed by venture capital, has amassed USD 1.06 billion in funding, according to Tracxn. However, the reasons why it remains a startup and has not yet gone public or been acquired, despite its substantial funding, is a discussion for another occasion. Tanium’s most recent funding round was a USD 150 million Series F in 2021.

Tanium has attracted investments from notable entities such as Salesforce Ventures LLC, Fidelity Investments (FMR LLC), Baillie Gifford & Co. Ltd., T. Rowe Price Associates Ltd., Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Agile Equity Partners LP, and Institutional Venture Partners LP.