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  1. support protecting individual SAAS web applications by a WAF

    Web apps which are not behind WAF show as compliant.

    Can Azure security center currently support protecting individual SAAS web applications by a WAF ?

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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.

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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

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        • Please combine OMS Security and Audit Solution and Azure Security Center under a single dashboard.

          Please combine a complete security posture of an environment in one single Dashboard. This will help customers and partners to position and recommend security solution in more effective way.

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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.

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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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              • 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…

                  6 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

                    5 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

                      4 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.

                        17 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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                          • 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.

                            4 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.

                              10 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

                                • 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.

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                                    • Security Center

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

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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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