SentinelOne CEO On Microsoft’s Security Copilot: ‘It’s A Nice Chatbot’
In an interview with CRN, SentinelOne Co-Founder and CEO Tomer Weingarten says his company’s use of generative AI for security stands apart from what Microsoft and Google are doing in the space.
How does your partnership with Wiz help to accomplish that for SentinelOne?
You get compounded value by joining two separate parts of cloud security into one cohesive fabric that will be easier to manage, and will enrich each one of these different elements of cloud security.
[Wiz] has built a phenomenal cloud inventory visibility platform, that for a lot of the public cloud users, just gives them unfettered visibility into their entire footprint. And to us, it was always a missing piece — where we can secure that footprint for you, but we don’t always see and scan and find that footprint. That was kind of their concept. So if you take their ability to see everything you have in the cloud, identify what could benefit SentinelOne protection — and now have one-click deployment to all of it, and get back the alerts into one place, get enrichment to all of it — then you have a whole new way to think about cloud security in a very seamless way.
Now, we don’t do all of that today. So we just announced the first phase of integration. But hopefully by the end of the year, we can create that completely automated experience for cloud security. So you can imagine customers getting better security hygiene, better visibility, more bang for their buck — because now they can also protect what they see, and they can see what they need to protect. That’s what we hear from customers — they are super, super interested. Everybody’s asking us, ‘Can we start deploying this? Can we do this? Can we do that?” And we’re trying to kind of rein them back in, because we can’t do everything just yet. But I think it’s showing great promise. [For] about a third of our business, we focus on cloud. Obviously we do more than cloud security. But in that third of the business, that’s just a great pillar for us to double down on.