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  1. Azure Stack - Implement Security Center

    After posting a thread on the forums asking if Security Center was available on azure stack, I then received a response saying that it is not just yet ? I was wondering please could this be implemented in as from the long number of hours doing research into it, will be a shame to not see it there.
    Thanks
    Callum

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    • Don't report "green" status in security health for items that you have chosen to exclude in your policy.

      For example, showing a green check icon under end point protection gives a false impression that its protected, when its not actually protected, it just that that check is being ignored.

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      • Missing Scan Data : better categorisation when VM Shutdown and Force data refresh

        Within Azure Security Center / Virtual Machine Stream, we have a "Missing scan data" substream.

        "Missing scan data" containing a list of VM on which :
        * The VM is turn-off
        * The VM is turn-on (some change was done on VM, ie. Antimalware install or not done, a Linux VM was installed, the Azure Agent is installed, but no scan happen (yet) on VM (but VM is running for 4/5 days).

        We believe the management could be improved :
        * Some data are missing (because VM is shutdown)
        * Some data could be collected, but Azure Security Center not…

        4 votes
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        • Azure Security Center should monitor which NSG rules are used

          ASC should provide recommendation for which NSG rules that needs to be reviewed, if they are not used for a long time.

          This would be great

          3 votes
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          • Create a community open source repository

            It would be great to get the security community engage with Azure Security Center and allow for community contributions. I imagine that it could be something like the Azure Automation Runbook community repository, but this would be focused on integration with Azure Security Center. Azure Security Center needs to create open API for custom community developed solution like mentioned in this feedback: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/347535-azure-security-center/suggestions/12366438-support-for-letting-apps-send-custom-alerts-to-sec

            3 votes
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            • Add support for Virtual Machine Scale Sets

              We use VM scale sets when provisioning our environment in Azure. These scale set VMs are not supported by Azure Security Center. Please consider adding support for VM scale sets.

              9 votes
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              • Generate security audits fails

                Azure complains about "Generate security audits":

                EXPECTED VALUELocal Service, Network Service, IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool

                Which actually are there.. even that Azure says:

                ACTUAL VALUE*S-1-5-19,*S-1-5-20,*S-1-5-82-3006700770-424185619-1745488364-794895919-4004696415

                4 votes
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                • Guardicore

                  Have you considered having Gaurdicore as a partner solution in the marketplace? I sawe their technology at Blackhat and this seems to be a gap in Azure Security Center.

                  3 votes
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                  • Integration with Azure OMS

                    Now we have at least 2 different azure features that covering Security topic.
                    Security Center and Azure Operation Management Suite.

                    Both looks not bad, but paying twice - it's not the best business approach. Also it's looks like duplication(I know the difference, but it's still very close to each other).

                    I think we(Microsoft) can create Solution in OMS that will consume security info from Security Center. Or Security Center could consume OMS logs.. Anyway- 2 entities, 2 times paying- it's not the best business approach.

                    9 votes
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                    • ASC broken Fix please: Users who are Owner of VMs should see VMs in ASC

                      Azure Security Center is broken, Fix please: Users who are Owner of VMs should see VMs in Azure Security Center

                      Although documented here https://azure.microsoft.com/nl-nl/documentation/articles/security-center-faq/
                      "... this means that users will only see items related to resources where the user is assigned the role of Owner, Contributor, or Reader to the subscription or resource group that a resource belongs to."
                      This does not work in a full ARM RBAC Model setup.

                      Users who are Owner of VMs, don't see VMs in Azure Security Center.

                      4 votes
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                        Thanks.

                        Indeed today Azure Security Center has experiences that can’t live in a single resource hierarchy and so not applicable for users with access to a single resource (i.e. and not the the containing subscription/resource group). We will look into adding a scoped down resource level experience for such users. No ETA to provide at this point.

                        Thanks,
                        Gilad Elyashar
                        Product Manager

                      • Editing security policy, duplicate named blades

                        When you click on Policy within the Prevention section of ASC, a blade opens called Security policy. When you click on a subscription or Resource group to edit policy, a new blade opens also called Security policy. This creates a bit of confusion when documenting Security Center features. Perhaps the blade where you edit policy should be called, "Edit security policy"?

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                        • GatewaySubnet NSG recommendation

                          It is not allowed to attach a NSG to the GatewaySubnet in a virtual network. So it would be good if the recommendation in the Security Center of the GatewaySubnet would be not to attach a NSG.

                          Just mark it as green, because we cannot attach a NSG to the GatewaySubnet.

                          4 votes
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                          • Security Center

                            Add "Apply" option for all Security Center recommendation. Next step will be "Roll Back" option for implemented improvements.

                            3 votes
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                            • 4 votes
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                              • Adjust baseline requirements to support IIS servers or custom environment changes.

                                The baseline scans are failing on IIS servers, so maybe a more generic way to adjust the baseline rules on virtual machines would be helpful.

                                An example of the the scenario is described here.

                                https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/security-center-recommendations/#comment-2597306267

                                7 votes
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                                • SOC

                                  The ability create a virtual SOC, automatically selecting all appropriate apps, services. I can go in to more detail, and design ideas if anyone wants.

                                  3 votes
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                                    Azure Security Center already has some basic SOC features around monitoring and we’re certainly planing to extend those in the future. However, since SOC is a broad term it would help if you would be more specific about what exactly you had in mind and and what virtual SOC scenario you would find the most useful in Azure Security Center.

                                    Gilad Elyashar,
                                    Product Manager

                                  • SQL Azure Firewall Rules recommendations to report very large IP ranges

                                    What currently is not reported is a very large range of IP addresses enabling access to SQL Azure. A rule 0.0.0.0- 255.255.255.255 will not be reported at all by Security Centre, but does pose a risk to the Database if the password and account is not strong and complex enough.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Support for all PaaS offerings

                                      App Services, API Management, Data Lake, HDInsight, Storage Accounts, Azure Redis, Load Balancer, AAD, etc... Aggregate all logs. Make them available to 3rd party SIEM options too.

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Support for ATA

                                        It would be valuable to get support for ATA for Azure Active Directory in ASC. We like the visual workflow and investigations. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/advanced-threat-analytics/

                                        13 votes
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                                        • Additional Linux information on VM Security Details blade

                                          1- Can the Linux release and Kernel version be displayed in the VM Security Details blade (or elsewhere in Security Center)?

                                          2- Can the update count be displayed in that blade? Similar to the "x packages can be updated, y updates are security updates" message from the MOTD when logging in to Ubuntu over SSH.

                                          4 votes
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