Advanced data security for SQL servers on Azure Virtual Machines
Updated: 04 November, 2019
Azure Security Center’s support for threat protection and vulnerability assessment for SQL DBs running on IaaS VMs is now in preview.
Vulnerability assessment is an easy to configure service that can discover, track, and help you remediate potential database vulnerabilities. It provides visibility into your security posture as part of Azure secure score and includes the steps to resolve security issues and enhance your database fortifications.
Advanced threat protection detects anomalous activities indicating unusual and potentially harmful attempts to access or exploit your SQL server. It continuously monitors your database for suspicious activities and provides action-oriented security alerts on anomalous database access patterns. These alerts provide the suspicious activity details and recommended actions to investigate and mitigate the threat.