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August 2019

Aug 8

Cognitive Services—Azure Active Directory authentication and custom subdomains are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q4 2019

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication allows you to authenticate to Cognitive Services using Azure AD or user principals. This capability provides greater flexibility for managing access to Cognitive Services and makes it easier to use existing policies for credential rotation and to enforce custom password standards.

  • Cognitive Services
Aug 2

Cross-tenant management is now supported in Azure Security Center

NOW AVAILABLE

Security Center now supports cross-tenant management scenarios as part of Azure Lighthouse.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Aug 1

Azure Dedicated Host in Preview

IN PREVIEW

A new Azure service that provides physical servers that host one or more Azure virtual machines. The server is dedicated to your organization and workloads.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Dedicated Host

July 2019

Jul 29

Azure Security Center launched new SQL recommendations

NOW AVAILABLE

New SQL related recommendations are now available

  • Security Center
  • Security
Jul 29

Azure Security Center for IoT now available

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
Jul 25

The recommendation for storage access restriction has been retired

NOW AVAILABLE

The following recommendation has been disabled: Access to storage accounts with firewall and virtual network configurations should be restricted (Preview)

  • Security Center
  • Security
Jul 24

Guidance on CVE-2018-15664 for Azure IoT Edge

A security fix which addresses CVE-2018-15664 is available for Azure IoT Edge.

  • Azure IoT Edge
Jul 23

Azure AD Application Proxy support for single sign-on to SAML-based applications.

NOW AVAILABLE

Connect custom or popular SAML-based on-premises line of business apps to Azure AD for single sign-on.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Jul 23

The recommendation and policy to enable encryption of storage account have been removed

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Storage is encrypted by default and cannot be un-encrypted, therefore the recommendation and policy has been removed.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Jul 19

Updates to network recommendations in Azure Security Center

NOW AVAILABLE

There are new and updated Azure Security Center networking recommendations.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Jul 11

Authentication method usage and insight reporting in Azure AD

IN PREVIEW

Understand the adoption of self-service password reset (SSPR) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in your organization with this Azure AD dashboard.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Jul 10

Azure AD support for FIDO2-based passwordless sign-in

IN DEVELOPMENT

Azure AD users can sign in password-free using a FIDO2 security key.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
Jul 8

Azure AD B2B collaboration direct federation with SAML and WS-Fed providers

IN PREVIEW

Seamlessly collaborate with guests or partners whose IT managed identity solution supports the SAML or WS-Fed standards.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security

June 2019

Jun 26

Security Advisory: Patching Azure HDInsight clusters to address Linux Kernel TCP vulnerabilities

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight has updated against the vulnerabilities that affect the Linux kernel.

  • HDInsight
Jun 19

Just-in-time access now supports Azure Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Just-in-time (JIT) virtual machine (VM) access can now be used with Azure Firewall.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Jun 19

New ASC Threat Protection alerts for Azure Resource Manager (Preview)

IN 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
Jun 18

Azure Bastion - RDP and SSH over SSL - now available for Preview

IN PREVIEW

Fully managed service for seamless and secure RDP/SSH access to your virtual machines without public IP on the VM.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Bastion
Jun 12

Security Center recommendations and their corresponding policy names are aligned

NOW AVAILABLE

Now it is easier to find the relevant policy that match a recommendation and enable/disable it.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Jun 12

Adaptive Network Hardening in Security Center - now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Adaptive Network Hardening provides recommendations to further harden the NSG rules

  • Security Center
  • Security
Jun 12

Improved integration of Azure Security Center with Azure Advisor is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now get clear visibility and reporting for your Azure Security Center recommendations in Azure Advisor

  • Security Center
  • Security

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