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Azure Security Center update - November

Published date: November 26, 2018

The Security Center network map is GA 

The interactive network map in Azure Security Center provides a graphical view with security overlays, giving you recommendations and insights for hardening your network resources. Using the map, you can see the network topology of your Azure workloads, along with connections between your virtual machines and subnets. You can drill down from the map into specific resources and the recommendations for those resources. For more information, see Protect your network resources in Azure Security Center


Updated security policy 

The security policy page was updated to reflect that the built-in Azure Security Center policies as are created in Azure policies. You can see the parameters for each of the policies that are assessed by Azure Security Center and configure existing security policies that apply to selected scopes (subscriptions or management groups). 


Change to the pricing model 

The Security Center pricing model has been modified. Security Center Standard supports Azure resources like VMs, apps, and SQL servers. For more information, see Upgrade to Security Center's Standard tier for enhanced security


Permission update for JIT VM access 

JIT VM access has a new permission model. To enable customers to deploy a “least privileged” RBAC model, Security Center now requires read permission for users to access VMs. To learn more about the updated permission mode, see Manage virtual machine access using just in time


Temporary change for adaptive application controls  

For adaptive application controls, enforce protection mode is temporarily disabled while a fix is being investigated for a policy enforcement mechanism issue. 


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