Azure Security Center Ushers in a New Age in Cloud Security


imageToday’s the day!

Yes, it’s *that* day – the day that Azure Security Center goes into General Availability.

That means it’s time for you to enroll your production workloads into Azure Security Center.

Not sure how to get started? A good place to start is to read Azure Security Center – from planning to operations in 10 steps.

Over the next few weeks we’ll go over a number of the cutting edge features and capabilities that Azure Security Center brings to bear to help secure your IaaS and PaaS workloads hosted on the Azure platform.

As a preview, here are some of things we’ll talk about in the coming weeks:

  • Security policies – a set of controls that you can choose from which are recommended within a subscription or resource group that define what is detected
  • Security recommendations – a collection of recommendations based on analysis of your deployment
  • Security alerts – insightful alerts that let you know that a possible security event has taken place, and provide you advice on how to mitigate the possible problem
  • SIEM integration – the ability to integrate Azure logs and Azure Security Center events with your on-premises SIEM solution
  • Integration with partner solutions – Azure Security Center includes tight integration with a number of leading security solutions provided by Azure partners
  • Advanced detection capabilities – Azure Security Center uses advanced detection capabilities which include machine learning-based algorithms, behavioral analysis, and anomaly detection, all of which work together to inform each other. This significantly reduces false positives and delivers to you alerts with a high probability of accuracy

Stay tuned to the Azure Security Team blog in the coming weeks for more information and make sure to read Azure Security Center goes into General Availability to learn about some new and compelling features included in Azure Security Center.

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Thanks!

Tom

Tom Shinder
Program Manager, Azure Security
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