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Microsoft Ignite 2020 event brought in a lot of innovative features for Microsoft Azure. One of the exciting features which we will talk about today is the Azure Defender and how to use Azure Defender to Improve Security?
Azure Defender is an evolution of the threat-protection technologies in Azure Security Center, protecting Azure and hybrid environments. Microsoft rebranded the offering previously called advanced threat protection services in Azure Security Center as Azure Defender. For example, Advanced Threat Protection for Azure Storage is now Azure Defender for Storage. It is part of integrated cloud workload protection (CWP).
Azure Defender provides security alerts and advanced threat protection for virtual machines, SQL databases, containers, web applications, networks, and more. It includes protection for Kubernetes and container registry.
When you enable Azure Defender from the Pricing and settings area of Azure Security Center, the following Defender plans are all enabled simultaneously. It provides comprehensive defenses for the compute, data, and service layers of your environment:
Azure defender dashboard includes the following four sections
Below is how Azure Defender Dashboard Looks like
Please note Azure defender is a paid service. However, you could use it free for 30 days on Trial basis.
One of the great thing about Azure Defender is that it provides Hybrid cloud protection meaning it could be used to
To extend protection to virtual machines and SQL databases that are in other clouds or on-premises, deploy Azure Arc and enable Azure Defender. Azure Arc for servers is a free service, but services that are used on Arc enabled servers, for example, Azure Defender, will be charged as per the pricing for that service.
On a closing note, Azure defender is one of the advanced cloud workload protection services and will help improve the cloud security posture by a long margin.
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