As government agencies confront increased cyber threats, there is mounting pressure to build stronger defenses for their data, networks, and IT infrastructure. Today, we are announcing that Microsoft Azure Security Center is generally available and ready to help Azure Government customers with their cybersecurity challenges.
With Azure Security Center, Azure Government customers get unified security management and advanced threat protection across hybrid cloud workloads. What’s more, they get the assurance of continuous monitoring of their machines, adaptive threat protections to reduce exposure, and advanced analytics to expose evolving cyberattacks.
Specifically, Azure Security Center helps with the following:
- Understand security state across on-premises and cloud workloads
Security Center delivers a unified view of security across on-premises and cloud workloads — even across the most complex IT infrastructures. It ensures compliance with security standards by discovering and onboarding new Azure resources and security policies automatically. Especially important for geographically diverse agencies, Security Center helps collect, search, and analyze security data from a variety of sources.
- Find vulnerabilities and remediate quickly
Hundreds of built-in security assessments continuously monitor the security of machines, networks, and Azure services. Actionable security recommendations help remediate issues before they can be exploited.
- Limit your exposure to threats
Security Center reduces exposure to attacks by enabling just-in-time, controlled access to management ports on Azure VMs to drastically reduce surface area exposed to intrusions.
- Detect and respond swiftly to attacks
Advanced analytics and the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph delivers an edge over evolving cyberattacks. Built-in behavioral analytics and machine learning identifies attacks and zero-day exploits, as well as monitors networks, machines, and cloud services for incoming attacks and post-breach activity.
Please visit this site to understand Security Center capabilities available for Azure Government: Azure Government Security + Identity. You can also learn more from the Azure Security Center FAQ.