Azure Security Center for IoT in public preview
Posted on 03 April 2019
The complexity and scale of the IoT and Industrial IoT (IIot) challenge is reinforced by leading market research firms estimating that there will be over 20 billion installed end-point devices worldwide by 2020 – each of which pose a potential security risk. While some cloud service providers address pieces of this puzzle, Azure is the world’s first cloud offering to deliver an end to end, unified approach to IoT security.
With Azure Security Center for IoT, you can find missing security configurations across IOT devices, the edge and cloud. For example, you can check which ports are open on your IOT devices, confirm that your SQL database is encrypted and act to remediate any issues. Azure Security Center for IoT protects from ever-evolving threats, drawing upon the vast threat intelligence information in the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph, which analyses six trillion signals per day. This means that you can take advantage of a single view of security across all of their Azure solutions – including Azure IoT solutions, from edge devices to applications – using hundreds of built-in security assessments in a central dashboard.
With Azure Sentinel, you can hunt for or respond to active threats spanning the entire enterprise from IOT devices to Azure to Office 365 and on-premise systems.
SecOps teams now have the right tools to reduce the surface attack of IoT solutions, remediate issues before they become serious, prevent attacks with machine learning and gain significant value from simplifying threat detection and security posture management for entire IoT deployments. Combining these new offerings with previously announced device security offerings such as Azure Sphere, you will have access to IoT innovation with the confidence of end-to-end security that only Microsoft provides – spanning devices, the edge and cloud.