Abnormal + Microsoft Bring Together Complete Email Security

September 14, 2020

When Abnormal Security was founded, our engineering and data science teams were focused on solving the toughest—and most expensive—email security problem for enterprises: business email compromise, or BEC.

Fast-forward to today and Abnormal serves some of the largest enterprises in the world, leveraging AI technology to identify and prevent successful wire transfer schemes and invoice frauds that result from the targeted, socially-engineered email attacks for which business email compromise is known.

One thing that we’ve learned in the ten months since we formally launched the company is that customers absolutely love us, once they are able to engage with us. We’ve had tremendous traction in large enterprise organizations and unanimously, our customers are blown away with the capabilities of the platform.

The Abnormal + Microsoft Alliance

Today, I’m proud to announce that Abnormal Security has partnered with Microsoft in a strategic alliance that spans both technology and go-to-market. There are a number of customer benefits that I’m really excited about and that wouldn’t be possible without our strategic alliance with Microsoft. Those include:

  • Easy access. Microsoft sellers will begin selling Abnormal Security solutions.
  • Faster procurement. Customers can purchase the Abnormal platform directly from Microsoft.
  • Microsoft ecosystem synergy. Every purchase of Abnormal through Microsoft rewards customers with Azure Consumption Credits
  • Improved data security and privacy. All enabled by the Azure Platform.

The Decision to Partner with Microsoft

The decision to partner with Microsoft did not happen overnight. Selecting a technology platform is a critical and strategic decision for a modern cloud application solution such as Abnormal, setting the foundation for the future of the company. There were two key aspects to our decision—one technical and one business.

First, the technical decision. The vast majority of F1000 enterprises are using Office 365 for their cloud email. It was critically important for us to be where our customers are... in Microsoft. It made sense for us to go all-in on the Azure platform, taking advantage of the inherent security and privacy in Azure, as well as some of the new AI tools. We’re excited because Microsoft is committed to being the world’s best place to build AI solutions, so it was a natural fit for the solutions we’ve built and will continue to develop. As a native Azure application, Microsoft customers can deploy and evaluate Abnormal’s platform seamlessly.

Secondly, and possibly more importantly for our customers, was the business decision. One of the biggest factors in our decision to partner with Microsoft is a collaborative go-to-market opportunity. We’ve worked closely with Microsoft to align our solution to complement and enhance Microsoft’s native security capabilities. Microsoft sellers have embraced Abnormal and I could not be more excited about our Co-Sell partnership. Microsoft customers can engage their Microsoft sellers directly to learn more about and acquire Abnormal solutions. Microsoft’s support will ensure that more enterprises become aware of the incredible platform that has delighted our current customers.

What This Means for You

Here at Abnormal, we have put an enormous amount of work into making this partnership a reality. We are entering this partnership committed and energized about what this means for our current and future customers. Our partnership ensures the Abnormal platform will continue to complement and enhance Microsoft’s native security capabilities, ensuring that you have access to the best BEC solution on the market. .

Today just marks the beginning of this partnership, and we're thrilled to keep expanding our Microsoft partnership.

Curious how Abnormal works with your Microsoft environment? Request a demo today for a personalized tour.


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