Introducing Azure Security Center for IoT

Unify security management and enable end-to-end threat detection and analysis across hybrid cloud workloads and your Azure IoT solution.

Protect IoT and hybrid cloud workloads against evolving cyber-attacks

The Internet of Things is quickly transforming our world. With the ability to uncover insights from your connected devices and back-end systems, you can now transform those insights into powerful applications and services to help your organization achieve unprecedented levels of operational and business performance. However, as billions of new devices are connected to the internet, and integrated into our daily lives and our businesses; your security operations teams need to ensure that their security strategies evolve quickly enough to cover these new attack surfaces. Like any other system, securing your IoT solution needs protection at every stage of your implementation.

Azure Security Center for IoT simplifies hybrid workload protection by delivering unified visibility and control, adaptive threat prevention, and intelligent threat detection and response across workloads running on edge, on-premises, in Azure, and in other clouds.

Azure Security Center for IoT architecture

Unified visibility and control

Get a unified view of security across all of your on-premises and cloud workloads, including your Azure IoT solution. Onboard new devices, and apply security policies across your workloads (Leaf devices, Microsoft Edge devices, IoT Hub) to ensure compliance with security standards and improved security posture.

Adaptive threat prevention

Use Azure Security Center for IoT to continuously monitor the security of machines, networks, and Azure services. Choose from hundreds of built-in security assessments or create your own in the central Azure Security Center for IoT Hub dashboard. Optimize your security settings and improve your security score with actionable recommendations across virtual machines, networks, apps, and data. With newly added IoT capabilities, you can now reduce the attack surface for your Azure IoT solution and remediate issues before they can be exploited.

Intelligent threat detection and response

Use advanced analytics and the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph to get an edge over evolving cyber-attacks. Built-in behavioral analytics and machine learning identify attacks and zero-day exploits. Monitor your IoT solution for incoming attacks and post-breach activity. Streamline device investigation and remediation with interactive tools and contextual threat intelligence.

Next steps

In this overview, you learned about the features and services of Azure Security Center for IoT. To learn more about Azure Security Center for IoT architecture, prerequisites, and learn how to get started, see the following articles: