Microsoft launches Azure Security Center out of preview

Azure Security Center.

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Microsoft today announced that it’s releasing the Azure Security Center service — for detecting and making recommendations about security vulnerabilities — out of preview. Azure Security Center became available in public preview in December.

More than 100,000 Azure subscribers have since tried it out on “hundreds of thousands of virtual machines,” Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk, general manager for Azure Security at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post.

There’s now more support for Linux virtual machines through the service, and issues like lateral movement, internal reconnaissance, outgoing attacks, and malicious scripts can now be detected, too. And you can now opt to have vulnerability assessment information from third-party vendors like Qualys fed into the service, Braverman-Blumenstyk wrote.