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    November 2019

    14 Nov

    Azure Disk Encryption in more places, and more services offering customer-managed keys

    Azure Disk Encryption enables you to encrypt your Azure Virtual Machine disks with your keys safeguarded in Azure Key Vault.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    14 Nov

    Extension of Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Azure beyond virtual machines

    Customer Lockbox provides customers the capability to control Azure support engineers' access to workloads that contain customer data This expanded support now provides customers control over access to their data for a larger set of Azure offerings.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    14 Nov

    Release of Microsoft Secure Code Analysis toolkit to help you build secure code

    With the Microsoft Security Code Analysis extension, you can infuse security analysis tools including Credential Scanner, BinSkim, and others into your Azure DevOps continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) pipelines.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    14 Nov

    Threat Protection for Azure Key Vault in Public Preview in North America Regions

    Azure Key Vault is an essential service for protecting data and improving performance of cloud applications by offering the ability to centrally manage keys, secrets, cryptographic keys and policies in the cloud.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    14 Nov

    Threat Protection for Azure Storage includes Malware Reputation Screening

    You can now view detected malware across storage accounts using Azure Security Center.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Onboard on-prem servers to Security Center from Windows Admin Center

    Windows Admin Center is a management portal for Windows Servers who are not deployed in Azure offering them several Azure management capabilities such as backup and system updates. We have recently added an ability to onboard these non-Azure servers to be protected by ASC directly from the Windows Admin Center experience.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Workflow automation with Logic Apps

    Today we are introducing a new capability in Security Center that allows customers to create automation configurations leveraging Azure Logic Apps and to create policies that will automatically trigger them based on specific ASC findings such as Recommendations or Alerts.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Azure Security Center Quick Fix for bulk resources generally available

    With the many tasks that a user is given as part of Secure Score, the ability to effectively remediate issues across a large fleet can become challenging. In order to simplify remediation of security misconfigurations and to be able to quickly remediate recommendations on a bulk of resources and improve your secure score you can use Quick Fix.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Additional regulatory compliance standards in Azure Security Center

    The Regulatory Compliance dashboard provides insights into your compliance posture based on Security Center assessments. The dashboard shows how your environment complies with controls and requirements designated by specific regulatory standards and industry benchmarks and provides prescriptive recommendations for how to address these requirements.

    • Security Center
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Scan container images for vulnerabilities in Azure Security Center

    Azure Security Center can now scan container images in Azure Container Registry for vulnerabilities. The image scanning works by parsing the container image file, then checking to see whether there are any known vulnerabilities (powered by Qualys).

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Threat Protection for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Support in Security Center

    Security Center is expanding its support in the container space to one of the fastest growing services in Azure - Azure Kubernetes Service.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Vulnerability assessment in Azure Security Center

    Applications that are installed in virtual machines could often have vulnerabilities that could lead to a breach of the virtual machine. We are announcing that the Security Center Standard tier includes built-in vulnerability assessment for virtual machines for no additional fee.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Extending Azure Security Center coverage with platform for community and partners

    To support Security Center’s fast growth in the marketplace and meet our customers’ demands around threat protection, cloud security posture and enterprise scale deployment and automation, our team delivered on many new capabilities, as well as worked with some new partners that are part of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Azure Security Center—Support for custom policies

    Azure Security Center now supports custom policies (in preview). Our customers have been wanting to extend their current security assessments coverage in Security Center with their own security assessments based on policies that they create in Azure Policy. With support for custom policies, this is now possible.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Azure Security Center—Advanced integrations with export of recommendations and alerts

    In order to enable enterprise level scenarios on top of Security Center, it’s now possible to consume Security Center alerts and recommendations in additional places except the Azure portal or API.

    • Security Center
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    4 Nov

    Introducing the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure

    The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure is proven guidance to accelerate your cloud adoption journey. It’s a collection of tools, guidance, and best practices to help shape your cloud strategy and achieve the desired business goals.

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    • Cost management
    • Azure Database Migration Service
    • Azure Migrate
    • Security Center
    • Azure Advisor
    • Azure Service Health
    • Compliance
    • Management
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security

    September 2019

    30 Sep

    Managing rules with adaptive application controls in Azure Security Center has improved

    Managing rules for virtual machines using adaptive application controls in Azure Security Center has improved.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    26 Sep

    Azure Security Center – Control container security recommendation using Azure Policy

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    Azure Security Center’s recommendation to remediate vulnerabilities in container security can now be disabled or enabled via Azure Policy.

    • Security Center
    • Security
    26 Sep

    Azure Security Center – One-click remediation for security recommendations is now available

    Azure Security Center now allows you to remediate one recommendation on multiple resources with a single click.

    • Security Center
    • Security

    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

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