Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines


anitarchProtecting your customers servers, whether it is on-premises, physical, virtual or cloud is vital to making sure you keep your customers safe and secure.   A good friend of mine, Yuri Diogenes, just published a fantastic article on the Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines is a real-time protection capability that helps identify and remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software, with configurable alerts when known malicious or unwanted software attempts to install itself or run on your Azure systems.

He discusses the capabilities, the architecture, the functionality of the service and much more take a look here for the full article:  Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines 

Here is an overview of what features are available when you deploy and enable Microsoft Antimalware for Azure for your applications:

  • Real-time protection - monitors activity in Cloud Services and on Virtual Machines to detect and block malware execution.
  • Scheduled scanning - periodically performs targeted scanning to detect malware, including actively running programs.
  • Malware remediation - automatically takes action on detected malware, such as deleting or quarantining malicious files and cleaning up malicious registry entries.
  • Signature updates - automatically installs the latest protection signatures (virus definitions) to ensure protection is up-to-date on a pre-determined frequency.
  • Antimalware Engine updates – automatically updates the Microsoft Antimalware engine.
  • Antimalware Platform updates – automatically updates the Microsoft Antimalware platform.
  • Active protection - reports telemetry metadata about detected threats and suspicious resources to Microsoft Azure to ensure rapid response to the evolving threat landscape, as well as enabling real-time synchronous signature delivery through the Microsoft Active Protection System (MAPS).
  • Samples reporting - provides and reports samples to the Microsoft Antimalware service to help refine the service and enable troubleshooting.
  • Exclusions – allows application and service administrators to configure certain files, processes, and drives to exclude them from protection and scanning for performance and/or other reasons.
  • Antimalware event collection - records the antimalware service health, suspicious activities, and remediation actions taken in the operating system event log and collects them into the customer’s Azure Storage account.

Take a look at the full article here:  Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines 

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Matt Hester
Sr. Partner Technology Strategist

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