Just In Time Access In Azure Security Center

Azure has recently enabled this feature. what is it?

Attackers are usually targeting some management ports like, 22, 3389 and they have a change to access your environment if your Azure VM has a public IP address and all management ports are open every time. Put it this way, you have a VM and port 3389 is open all the time. Do you need it all the time? Of course not. So, this is your solution. You can lock down the ports with Just in time access and if you need to use them, Azure Security Center will enable it with a short term like an hour.

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Azure Security Center – Planning

Planning part is also big security issue for many organization. The organizations usually enable the service and give everyone full access which every team member can do anything. Also, creating and applying policies must be considered in planning because wrong configuration or implementing wrong policies will waste money and money.

To take full advantage of Security Center, it is important to understand how different individuals or teams in your organization use the service to meet secure development and operations, monitoring, governance, and incident response needs. The key areas to consider when planning to use Security Center are:

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Azure Security Center – Pricing

Azure Security Center, when we write this article, has two subscription, free and Standard. Also, you can experience standard subscription for 60 days.

Let’s start with the explanation

Security Center is offered in two tiers:

  • The Free tier is automatically enabled on all Azure subscriptions. The Free tier provides visibility into the security state of your Azure resources, basic security policy, security recommendations, and integration with security products and services from partners.

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Azure Security Center – Overview

Azure Security Center is a security system that helps you/organizations to prevent/detect ans response to threats. In Security Center, you will see soon, you can enable policies, apply policies to Resource Groups, to see best recommendations, threats, solutions.

This kind of features are usually enabled or paid attention after suffering an attack. It is really important that considering using Security center before being hacked that actually reduce costs and damage.

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