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    August 2019

    21 Aug

    Just-in-time (JIT) VM access for Azure Firewall is now generally available

    Secure your Azure Firewall protected environments, in addition to your NSG protected environments, with just-in-time VM access.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    21 Aug

    Security Center now has single click remediation to boost your security posture (in preview)

    Remediate recommendations on a bulk of resources in a single click by using Secure Score, a tool that helps you assess your workload security posture.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    13 Aug

    Email notifications available for Azure Government alerts

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

    • Security Center
    • Security
    2 Aug

    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

    July 2019

    29 Jul

    Azure Security Center launched new SQL recommendations

    New SQL related recommendations are now available

    • Security Center
    • Security
    29 Jul

    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
    25 Jul

    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
    23 Jul

    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
    19 Jul

    Updates to network recommendations in Azure Security Center

    There are new and updated Azure Security Center networking recommendations.

    • Security Center
    • Security

    June 2019

    19 Jun

    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
    19 Jun

    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
    12 Jun

    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
    12 Jun

    Adaptive Network Hardening in Security Center - now generally available

    Adaptive Network Hardening provides recommendations to further harden the NSG rules

    • Security Center
    • Features
    • Security
    12 Jun

    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

    May 2019

    29 May

    Adaptive network hardening in Azure Security Center is now available

    With the adaptive network hardening feature, Security Center learns the network traffic and connectivity patterns of your Azure workloads and provides you with NSG rule recommendations for your internet facing virtual machines.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    22 May

    General Availability: Azure DDoS Protection Standard introduces DDoS Alert integration with Azure Security Center

    We are announcing the ability for DDoS Protection Standard customers to view DDoS Alerts in Azure Security Center (ASC) and this capability is generally available for all ASC and DDoS Standard customers.

    • Azure DDoS Protection
    • Security Center
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services
    20 May

    Azure Security Center new analytics agent for Linux

    Azure Security Center is beginning roll out of a new Azure Linux analytics agent to improve the onboarding of Linux VMs and servers to Security Center

    • Security Center
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services
    6 May

    Adaptive network hardening - now in public preview

    Adaptive network hardening is now in public preview

    • Security Center
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services
    6 May

    Adaptive application controls - changing a VM group membership

    Adaptive application controls - changing a VM group membership

    • Security Center
    • Features
    • Security
    • Services
    6 May

    Regulatory Compliance Dashboard in Azure Security Center is now generally available

    Regulatory Compliance Dashboard in Azure Security Center is now generally available

    • Security Center
    • Compliance
    • Security
    • Services

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