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November 2019

Nov 18

Publish to Azure Active Directory protected endpoints from Azure Event Grid now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Event Grid can now publish events to AAD protected endpoints

  • Event Grid
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Nov 14

New Azure policies to manage certificates across your organization, currently in preview

IN PREVIEW

Large organizations have thousands of certificates in key vaults distributed across thousands of applications and subscriptions.

  • Key Vault
  • Security
Nov 14

Azure Key Vault Virtual Machine extension now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Key Vault Virtual Machine extension makes it easier for apps running on virtual machines to use certificates from a key vault, by abstracting the common tasks as well as best practices.

  • Key Vault
  • Security
Nov 14

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Security Center
  • Security
Nov 14

Extension of Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Azure beyond virtual machines

IN PREVIEW

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
Nov 14

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

NOW AVAILABLE

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
Nov 14

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

IN PREVIEW

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
Nov 14

Threat Protection for Azure Storage includes Malware Reputation Screening

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Security Center
  • Security
Nov 5

Transparent data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure SQL Database managed instance is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Transparent data encryption (TDE) with customer-managed keys for Azure SQL Database managed instance is now generally available.

  • Azure SQL Database
Nov 5

Azure HDInsight—Restrict outbound network traffic clusters by using Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q4 2019

The integration of Azure HDInsight and Azure Firewall, in order to restrict outbound traffic from the cluster to unauthorized destinations, is now generally available.

  • HDInsight
  • Azure Firewall
Nov 5

Azure Private Link is now available in all regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link, which provides private connectivity to Azure services, is now available in all regions.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cosmos DB
Nov 4

Azure Firewall Manager is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Firewall Manager Preview is a security management service that provides central security policy and route management for cloud-based security perimeters. It works with Azure Virtual WAN Hub, a Microsoft-managed resource that lets you easily create hub and spoke architectures. When security and routing policies are associated with such a hub, it is referred to as a Secured Virtual Hub.

  • Azure Firewall
Nov 4

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

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Security
Nov 4

Workflow automation with Logic Apps

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Security
Nov 4

Azure Security Center Quick Fix for bulk resources generally available

NOW 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
  • Security
Nov 4

Additional regulatory compliance standards in Azure Security Center

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Security
Nov 4

Scan container images for vulnerabilities in Azure Security Center

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Security
Nov 4

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

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Security Center
  • Security
Nov 4

Vulnerability assessment in Azure Security Center

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Security
Nov 4

Extending Azure Security Center coverage with platform for community and partners

IN PREVIEW

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
  • Security

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