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  1. 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.

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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.

      17 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/

        15 votes
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        • Support for letting apps send custom alerts to Security Center

          For example, a security issue that an application looks for and detects. Allowing the application to send a message to security center, instead of some other log/location that might get overlooked.

          14 votes
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          • baseline exceptions or custom baselines

            I would like the possibility to add additional baseline checks and override the default baseline checks.

            For example I have additional groups in my denylogon user right assignments which now result in "failed" check.

            12 votes
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            • Export to CSV

              Interested in generating reports on recommendations or security alerts in Security Center? If you could export this data to a CSV, you could create your own reports in Excel or PowerBI to share with others within in organization. Vote for this idea if you would export Security Center data to a CSV.

              12 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.

                11 votes
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                • 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

                  8 votes
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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…

                    7 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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                      • 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

                        6 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.

                          6 votes
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                          • Support for Cloud Services

                            Today, Azure Security Center provides monitoring for Virtual Machines (including VMs that are part of Service Fabric Clusters), Virtual Networks, and Azure SQL Database. What about Cloud Services (Web and Worker roles)? Do you want to be able to manage security for Cloud Services in Security Center as well? If so, vote for this idea and share any specific requirements in the comments.

                            6 votes
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                            • make it possible to exclude specific VM/Resource groups from ASC

                              We sometimes run into situations where ASC agent causes problems on specific VM's. This leads into disabling ASC on the complete subscription as we cannot exclude specific machines

                              5 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

                                5 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.

                                  5 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

                                  • 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.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Provide functionality to remediate OS vulnerabilities identified by Security Center (and revert if they cause issues)

                                      Security Center provides many recommendations to harden OS vulnerabilities, but doesn't currently offer the option to remediate them. It would be very time consuming for customers to develop their own fixes in isolation and would cause huge duplication of effort - please would Microsoft provide the option to apply the hardening to VMs via Security Center, with the option to "undo" if it causes problems.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Add an option to upload the Antivirus of your choice in security center

                                        As of now there is only few third party partner integration for Endpoint Protection in security center, it will be good if a customer can upload an Antivirus package (EXE\MSI) and use it to remediate against endpoint protection's recommendations.

                                        4 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

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