Azure Security Center's overview page

When you open Azure Security Center, the first page to appear is the overview page.

This interactive dashboard provides a unified view into the security posture of your hybrid cloud workloads. Additionally, it shows security alerts, coverage information, and more.

You can select any element on the page to get more detailed information.

Security Center's overview page

Features of the overview page

Security Center's overview page's top bar

The top menu bar offers:

  • Subscriptions - You can view and filter the list of subscriptions by selecting this button. Security Center will adjust the display to reflect the security posture of the selected subscriptions.
  • What's new - Opens the release notes so you can keep up to date with new features, bug fixes, and deprecated functionality.
  • High-level numbers for the connected cloud accounts, to show the context of the information in the main tiles below. As well as the number of assessed resources, active recommendations, and security alerts. Select the assessed resources number to access Asset inventory. Learn more about connecting your AWS accounts and your GCP projects.

In the center of the page are four central tiles, each linking to a dedicated dashboard for more details:

  • Secure score - Security Center continually assesses your resources, subscriptions, and organization for security issues. It then aggregates all the findings into a single score so that you can tell, at a glance, your current security situation: the higher the score, the lower the identified risk level. Learn more.
  • Regulatory compliance - Security Center provides insights into your compliance posture based on continuous assessments of your Azure environment. Security Center analyzes risk factors in your hybrid cloud environment according to security best practices. These assessments are mapped to compliance controls from a supported set of standards. Learn more.
  • Azure Defender - This is the cloud workload protection platform (CWPP) integrated within Security Center for advanced, intelligent protection of your Azure and hybrid workloads. The tile shows the coverage of your connected resources (for the currently selected subscriptions) and the recent alerts, color-coded by severity. Learn more.
  • Firewall Manager - This tile shows the status of your hubs and networks from Azure Firewall Manager.

The Insights pane offers customized items for your environment including:

  • Your most attacked resources
  • Your security controls that have the highest potential to increase your secure score
  • The active recommendations with the most resources impacted
  • Recent blog posts by Azure Security Center experts

Next steps

This page introduced the Security Center overview page. For related information, see: