Azure Defender for SQL now in general availability on the Azure SQL Virtual Machine blade
Published date: 04 August, 2021
As we work on adding more features to SQL Server IaaS Agent extension and the SQL Virtual Machine blade, we are excited to bring the Azure Defender for SQL Virtual Machine experience right from the SQL Virtual Machine blade.
Previously, you went through multiple steps to access Azure Security Center in order to view and manage the best security practices for your databases on SQL Server Virtual Machines. This experience is now easier if you are registered to an SQL IaaS Agent extension. Access the entire Azure Defender suite from the same place you manage other SQL Virtual Machine features, such as automated backup, licensing and security configurations such as Azure Key Vault integration.