Update to Azure Antimalware Extension for Cloud Services

Microsoft Azure has released the latest version (1.1.0.1) of the Azure Antimalware extension for Cloud Services (PaaS v1). This release includes support for Guest Agent Family 5+ and has Windows Server 2016 Operating System enabled with Defender by default. The new extension will only configure the policies in your Azure PaaS v1 nodes, as Defender…


Enabling Diagnostics Logging for Azure Antimalware

Hello Azure security community! Yuri Diogenes (CSI Enterprise Mobility and Azure Security team) here. Recently we had a great discussion online about how to enable diagnostics logs for Antimalware in Azure. This is an important discussion because when you enable Antimalware through the Azure Portal, this action will not enable the diagnostics logs for Antimalware…


Update on Microsoft Antimalware and Azure Resource Manager (ARM) VMs

Hello Azure security community! Yuri Diogenes (CSI Enterprise Mobility and Azure Security team) here. Recently we updated our Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines article and had some interesting discussions regarding Azure antimalware on ARM VMs. While our original article has many examples for antimalware deployment using PowerShell, scripts for ARM VMs…


Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines

In a recent discussion the question was asked if we installed antimalware on the virtual machines that are used to provide Azure Cloud Services. This was a good question and probably one that you would ask yourself when planning and designing a PaaS solution in Microsoft Azure. Do you know what the answer is? No…