Chronicle SecOps unifies solutions on Google Cloud

Chronicle SecOps unifies solutions on Google Cloud

Updates related to Microsoft Defender, EC2, Azure Key Vault, Azure Backup, Azure WAF, Google Confidential VMs, AWS DRS and more

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Malware scanning now available Defender for Storage

  • Malware Scanning in Defender for Storage available from September 1.
  • Features real-time agentless protection using Microsoft Defender Antivirus.
  • Simple enablement, flexible pricing, and versatile use-cases.
  • Billing starts on September 3. UPDATE

Chronicle SecOps unifies solutions on Google Cloud

  • Chronicle Security Operations platform unifies SOAR and SIEM solutions.
  • Enables security teams to detect and investigate threats faster.
  • Consolidated experience for Chronicle SIEM and SOAR with single-console access.
  • Utilizes Duet AI for enhanced threat detection and natural language search. UPDATE

Azure Key Vault enhances App Service security

Azure Key Vault now supports storing and retrieving Azure Storage account access keys for App Service. UPDATE

Provisioning + Runtime

Amazon unveils EC2 C7i instances

  • EC2 C7i instances powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
  • Offers 15% better performance over other x86-based Intel processors.
  • Better price performance than C6i instances.
  • Supports up to 48xlarge sizes, 128 EBS volume attachments, and new Intel AMX.
  • Accelerators included: DSA, IAA, QAT. UPDATE

Enhanced Policy boosts Azure VM Backup

Selective Disk Backup and Restore now added to Enhanced Policy for Azure VM Backup. UPDATE

Azure Backup improves region restore

Azure announces Cross Region Restore for Recovery Services Agent, strengthening resiliency. UPDATE

Azure WAF adds data protection

Azure WAF on Application Gateway introduces log scrubbing for sensitive data protection. UPDATE

Google launches Confidential VMs on Intel

Google extends Confidential VMs to C3 machine series using 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs. UPDATE

API Gateway introduces console refresh

Amazon API Gateway reveals a refreshed console with usability improvements, accessibility features, and dark mode support. UPDATE

AWS DRS launches post-recovery actions

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery now supports defining actions post-recovery instance launch, enhancing automation capabilities. UPDATE

EC2 adds AMI Block Public Access

Amazon EC2 supports AMI Block Public Access, allowing customers to prevent public sharing of Amazon Machine Images regionally. UPDATE


  • Amazon EMR on EKS now supports managed Apache Flink in public preview.
  • Customers can run Apache Flink applications on the same EKS cluster.
  • Simplifies provisioning and management for big data frameworks.
  • Requires only the installation of the Flink Kubernetes operator.
  • Integration with Amazon S3, CloudWatch, and container log rotation. UPDATE

GuardDuty offers EKS cluster configurability

Amazon GuardDuty presents cluster-level configurability in EKS Runtime Monitoring for selective threat detection. UPDATE


Azure Monitor debuts timeline view

Azure Monitor alerts introduces a new timeline view for better understanding and managing fired alerts. UPDATE

RDS Insights supports SQL-level metrics

Amazon RDS Performance Insights now supports SQL-level metrics for Amazon RDS for SQL Server, aiding in rapid query identification. UPDATE

Management tools

BigQuery rolls out new billing model

  • Focus on reducing BigQuery storage costs.
  • Physical Bytes Storage Billing (PBSB) introduced.
  • Offers cost savings with compression capabilities.
  • Two-step approach to optimize costs with PBSB.
  • Time Traveling feature allows querying updated or deleted data. UPDATE


Salesforce launches Einstein Copilot Studio

  • Einstein Copilot Studio offers prompt builder, skills builder, and model builder.
  • Allows customization of Salesforce base Einstein GPT and Copilot.
  • Supports third-party offerings like Anthropic, Cohere, and Google Cloud's Vertex AI.
  • "Einstein Trust Layer" manages security, governance, and data privacy.
  • Studio helps automate or involve human in responses based on risk. UPDATE

OpenAI Whisper model preview in Azure services

  • OpenAI Whisper now in Azure OpenAI Service & Azure AI Speech preview.
  • Provides transcription in 57 languages and translation to English.
  • Transcripts boast enhanced readability. UPDATE

NPW Insights this week

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  2. Pinterest using Ray: case study
  3. Enterprise tech spending survey
  4. Tiobe’s Top 20 languages ranking
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