Microsoft Defender for Cloud allows customers to protect their workloads in Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Today, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Defender for Cloud now supports Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With this support, Microsoft Defender for Cloud now supports all three major cloud platforms and it is the only cloud provider that allows you to manage security centrally across all three clouds.

Once your GCP account is added, Microsoft Defender for Cloud’s security recommendations page will list your GCP resources along with Azure and AWS resources providing a true multi-cloud view. You will get recommendations like the below.

  • Cloud Storage buckets are anonymously or publicly accessible
  • Multi-factor authentication is not enabled for all non-service accounts
  • Cloud SQL database instances do not require incoming connections to use SSL

Without any dependencies on Google 1st party tool, Microsoft Defender for Cloud supports both Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Cloud Workload Protection (CWP) capabilities.

In addition to GCP support, Microsoft today announced the public preview of CloudKnox Permissions Management that offers complete visibility into user and workload identities across clouds. Microsoft also announced new capabilities like basic logs in Microsoft Sentinel.

Microsoft will discuss more about their security solutions at What’s Next in Security from Microsoft digital event tomorrow February 24, 2022.