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    August 2019

    Aug 13

    Email notifications available for Azure Government alerts

    You can now set up email notifications for Azure Government alerts.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Aug 13

    Public Preview of Managed Identity for Azure Service Fabric applications

    Azure Service Fabric applications now support user-assigned and system-assigned managed identities.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Security
    • Services
    Aug 8

    Cognitive Services—Azure Active Directory authentication and custom subdomains are now in preview

    Target availability: Q4 2019

    Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication allows you to authenticate to Cognitive Services using Azure AD or user principals. This capability provides greater flexibility for managing access to Cognitive Services and makes it easier to use existing policies for credential rotation and to enforce custom password standards.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services
    Aug 2

    Cross-tenant management is now supported in Azure Security Center

    Security Center now supports cross-tenant management scenarios as part of Azure Lighthouse.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Aug 1

    Azure Dedicated Host in Preview

    A new Azure service that provides physical servers that host one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organization and workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Security
    • Services

    July 2019

    Jul 29

    Azure Security Center launched new SQL recommendations

    New SQL related recommendations are now available

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Jul 29

    Azure Security Center for IoT now available

    Azure Security Center allows you to protect your end-to-end IoT deployment with threat protection that identifies emerging threats and provides you with steps for remediation.

    • Azure IoT Hub
    • Azure IoT Edge
    • Security Center
    • Security
    Jul 25

    The recommendation for storage access restriction has been retired

    The following recommendation has been disabled: Access to storage accounts with firewall and virtual network configurations should be restricted (Preview)

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Jul 24

    Guidance on CVE-2018-15664 for Azure IoT Edge

    A security fix which addresses CVE-2018-15664 is available for Azure IoT Edge.

    • Azure IoT Edge
    • Security
    Jul 23

    The recommendation and policy to enable encryption of storage account have been removed

    Azure Storage is encrypted by default and cannot be un-encrypted, therefore the recommendation and policy has been removed.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Jul 19

    Updates to network recommendations in Azure Security Center

    There are new and updated Azure Security Center networking recommendations.

    • Security Center
    • Security

    June 2019

    Jun 26

    Security Advisory: Patching Azure HDInsight clusters to address Linux Kernel TCP vulnerabilities

    Azure HDInsight has updated against the vulnerabilities that affect the Linux kernel.

    • HDInsight
    • Security
    Jun 19

    Just-in-time access now supports Azure Firewall

    Just-in-time (JIT) virtual machine (VM) access can now be used with Azure Firewall.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Jun 19

    New ASC Threat Protection alerts for Azure Resource Manager (Preview)

    Azure Security Center offers new security alerts (in preview) that detect unusual or potentially harmful operations using Azure Resource Manager service layer.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    Jun 18

    Azure Bastion - RDP and SSH over SSL - now available for Preview

    Fully managed service for seamless and secure RDP/SSH access to your virtual machines without public IP on the VM.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Virtual Network
    • Azure Bastion
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Security
    • Services
    Jun 12

    Security Center recommendations and their corresponding policy names are aligned

    Now it is easier to find the relevant policy that match a recommendation and enable/disable it.

    • Security Center
    • Features
    • Security
    Jun 12

    Adaptive Network Hardening in Security Center - now generally available

    Adaptive Network Hardening provides recommendations to further harden the NSG rules

    • Security Center
    • Features
    • Security
    Jun 12

    Improved integration of Azure Security Center with Azure Advisor is now available

    You can now get clear visibility and reporting for your Azure Security Center recommendations in Azure Advisor

    • Security Center
    • Features
    • Security
    Jun 12

    Advanced Data Security available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

    Advanced data security is now available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. Protect your SQL Server installations on Azure VMs with Microsoft’s advanced data security capabilities using just a few simple steps.

    • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
    • Security

    May 2019

    May 31

    Web Application Firewall (WAF) for Azure Front Door service is now generally available

    Web Application Firewall (WAF) for Azure Front Door service is now generally available. Customers can use WAF to define security policies that allow, block, forward or rate limit access to their web applications delivered through Azure Front Door.

    • Azure Front Door Service
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services

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