Microsoft is named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Information and Event

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Building on the announcement posted on the Microsoft Security blog here, I want to also share the following news with our Tech Community readers. Many of you have supported Sentinel since the early days and your ongoing engagement, feedback, and contributions are a huge part of our success. Thank you.


It is our pleasure to share that Microsoft has been named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SEIM report. We believe this recognition is an affirmation of Microsoft Sentinel’s ability to deliver next-generation Security Operations in the cloud powered by AI and automation.




Figure 1. Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Security Information and Event Management.
(Source: Gartner, 2022)


Microsoft Sentinel is a unified Security Operations (SecOps) platform that brings together SIEM with security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR), user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA), and threat intelligence (TI)—enabling customers to stay ahead of evolving threats while responding quickly to attacks.


Thousands of customers have trusted Microsoft Sentinel to power their mission-critical security operations. It works seamlessly across any cloud, platform, and security stack, with seamless integration into Microsoft 365, Azure, and Defender products.


Investment in the modern SecOps platform

Over the past year, our engineering team has worked hard to deliver innovations that enable SecOps teams to operate efficiently by delivering a robust, cost-optimized, and intuitive solution. As data volume increases and threats evolve, Microsoft has focused on ensuring users can get more done, more quickly by:

  • Increasing visibility.  Gain visibility into security data across your entire digital estate
  • Hunt across any data: search across all your data including new low cost basic and archive logs, investigate historical data, and analyze big data with native Synapse integration.
  • Optimize data ingestion: transform data with the ability to enrich, filter, obfuscate sensitive data for privacy, and parse logs to align with your schema or the Advanced Security Information Model (ASIM).
  • Simplify data onboarding: easily collect data across your cloud and on-premises environments, leverage over 200 solutions to address a variety of data sources and use cases from a central Content Hub.


Driving efficiency. Use unified tools to increase the velocity of your SOC 

  • Automate more: apply rules and a growing inventory of more than 200 OOTB playbooks to speed incident triage, assignment, enrichment, evidence collection, and remediation
  • Streamline incident response: bring SIEM+XDR together with seamless, bidirectional integration between Microsoft 365 Defender, Defender for Cloud, and Sentinel.
  • Tap into the power of TI: new integrations with Microsoft Defender Threat Intelligence (formerly RiskIQ) correlates your logs with Microsoft threat intelligence to detect threats


Expanding coverage. Monitor more of your critical workloads in the cloud and beyond.

  • Cover more cloud and IoT entities: protect cloud and IoT workloads with entity profiles and behavioral insights that help analysts identify risky behaviors and investigate quickly.
  • Protect business apps: monitor SAP applications with specialized connectors, OOTB analytics, workbooks, and automation playbooks.


Continued SecOps Empowerment

The Microsoft Sentinel team will continue to innovate with the mission of powering all facets of security operations.  In the coming year, some areas where we will focus our efforts include:

  • Removing data silos. Aggregate all your security data sources to better hunt for and remediate threats.
  • Hunt new threats: hunt through massive data sets with enhanced search capabilities that include simplified search for non-KQL users and federated search to other data stores.
  • Detect emerging threats: discover threats more quickly by fusing together disparate signals to create incidents, and leveraging Microsoft security researchers, data scientists, and threat intelligence analysts.


Increasing automation. Move at machine speed to address evolving threats.

  • Reduce incident volume: unified correlation capabilities will include both rule- and ML-based fusion to reduce the total number of incidents generated. 
  • Prioritize risks: entity scoring allows SOC analysts to prioritize investigations by leveraging multi-dimensional calculations including statistical likelihood, observed threat level and potential impact.


Scaling Operations. Grow with your business’s needs.

  • Improved incident tracking capabilities: manage how your team identifies, investigates and remediates issues, without allowing anything to fall through the cracks.
  • More integrations: the hundreds of integrations into Microsoft Sentinel’s content hub continue to grow, ensuring customers can leverage any data type or tool they need.


We’re excited about this recognition and invite you to read the full 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Security Information and Event Management report. Microsoft is committed to empowering our customers with security tools and platforms to enable critical protection for your organization and users helping you achieve comprehensive protection at lower costs. To experience Microsoft Sentinel at your organization, get started with a free trial today.


To learn more about Microsoft Security solutions, see:

  1.  Microsoft Sentinel: Azure Sentinel – Cloud-native SIEM Solution | Microsoft Azure
  2. Microsoft Pricing: Azure Sentinel Pricing | Microsoft Azure
  3. SEIM & XDR: Integrated Threat Protection with SEIM & XDR 
  4. Accelerate migration to Microsoft Sentinel: Plan your migration to Microso ft Sentinel | Microsoft Docs
  5. Learn More: Microsoft Sentinel documentation | Microsoft Docs 
  6. Customer Success Stories: 

Thank you to our customers for embarking on this journey and making us a part of yours. We cherish working with you and look forward to empowering you in your journey to the cloud.




Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management, Pete Shoard, Andrew Davies, and Mitchell Scheider. October 10, 2022.     


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