Microsoft launches cybersecurity services to help clients fight off ransomware and other attacks

CNBC

Jordan Novet

Key Points

– Microsoft is beefing up its security services offerings to go along with its technology products.

– Security is the fastest-growing broad product category for Microsoft.

Microsoft‘s security business is growing faster than any of its main products, and now the company is adding heft to its offerings with three new services designed to help organizations spot and respond to cybersecurity incidents.

Microsoft is among the leaders in cloud software and infrastructure, which means its technology is already the backbone for many businesses of all sizes. That puts the company in position to not only make security software available to its client base, but also offer consulting-oriented services in a market where demand far exceeds supply.

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