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The Cognizant Microsoft Business Group Joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

The Cognizant Microsoft Business Group (MBG) is now a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their solutions to better defend against a world of increasing threats.

As a MISA member, Cognizant MBG will benefit from:

  • Recognition of our expertise and offerings based on Microsoft security products as part of an integrated security services and software ecosystem
  • Helping customers find, try, and buy our security solutions that work with their digital environments.
  • Additional access to product teams to speed up integration and better differentiate our security solutions.

Our joint clients will benefit from Cognizant MBG security consultants with deep expertise in Microsoft Security solutions, enabling them to get the most out of their investments while better protecting their business. For example, Cognizant MBG provided an initial set of integrated security services for a financial services client. The success of this engagement drove further investment into Microsoft 365 E5 Security , and an expansion of the services delivered. This resulted in a comprehensive, cutting-edge suite of services based on Microsoft 365 Defender that provided ultimate visibility to emerging threats and world-class response capabilities.

Further validating Cognizant MBG’s commitment to security, the team also recently received the Microsoft Cloud Security Advanced Specialization, bringing our total cound to 13 Advanced Specializations.

“We are proud to be among the first Managed Security Services Providers (MSSPs) to join MISA on the basis of our deep domain expertise and extensive portfolio of Microsoft Security service offerings,” said Jim Olson, Global Head of the Cognizant MBG. “MISA provides our experts with access to the latest security technology advancements, which in turn enables us to deliver on our goal of continuously improving client security.”

“I am pleased to have Cognizant join us as a partner in the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association,” said Mandana Javaheri, Director of Business Strategy, Microsoft Security Partner. “By including our strategic Managed Security Services Providers in MISA, we help enable further collaboration between cybersecurity industry leaders in protecting and supporting our joint customers.”

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