Ultimate Guide to WS on Azure

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12 Azure and Windows Server— industry-leading security Improve your security posture Complementing the security built into the operating system is Microsoft Defender for Cloud. Defender for Cloud is an extended threat detection and response (XDR) solution. It provides comprehensive coverage for workloads running in Azure, other cloud platforms, and your datacenter, and offers a unified dashboard for visibility across your digital estate. When you activate Defender for Cloud, a monitoring agent deploys automatically into Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). Defender for Cloud begins assessing the security state of your VMs, networks, applications, and data. For on-premises virtual machines, you need to manually deploy the agent. Microsoft analytics engines analyze the data and synthesize it with machine learning. Then, Defender for Cloud provides recommendations and threat alerts to help you address vulnerabilities or anomalous activity. Microsoft Defender for Cloud helps you assess, secure, and defend: • Assess the security of your machines and networks continuously using built-in security assessments. A secure score helps you benchmark your security posture. • Improve your posture with customized recommendations that prioritize hardening tasks to secure and harden resources. For many recommendations, Defender for Cloud offers a "Fix" button that automates implementation. • Defend against malicious attacks by detecting and resolving threats. Enable alerts for display in the Azure portal, for streaming to other IT solutions, and for delivery by email. Defender for Cloud integrates with Microsoft Sentinel and other security information and event management (SIEM) solutions. It also integrates with security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) solutions.

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