Integrate security solutions in Azure Security Center
This document helps you to manage security solutions already connected to Azure Security Center and add new ones.
Integrated Azure security solutions
Security Center makes it easy to enable integrated security solutions in Azure. Benefits include:
- Simplified deployment: Security Center offers streamlined provisioning of integrated partner solutions. For solutions like antimalware and vulnerability assessment, Security Center can provision the agent on your virtual machines. For firewall appliances, Security Center can take care of much of the network configuration required.
- Integrated detections: Security events from partner solutions are automatically collected, aggregated, and displayed as part of Security Center alerts and incidents. These events also are fused with detections from other sources to provide advanced threat-detection capabilities.
- Unified health monitoring and management: Customers can use integrated health events to monitor all partner solutions at a glance. Basic management is available, with easy access to advanced setup by using the partner solution.
Security Center does not install the Log Analytics agent on partner virtual appliances because most security vendors prohibit external agents running on their appliances.
To learn more about the integration of vulnerability scanning tools from Qualys, including a built-in scanner available to Azure Defender customers, see vulnerability assessments for your Azure Virtual Machines.
Security Center also offers vulnerability analysis for your:
- SQL databases - see Explore vulnerability assessment reports in the vulnerability assessment dashboard
- Azure Container Registry images - see Use Azure Defender for container registries to scan your images for vulnerabilities
How security solutions are integrated
Azure security solutions that are deployed from Security Center are automatically connected. You can also connect other security data sources, including computers running on-premises or in other clouds.
Manage integrated Azure security solutions and other data sources
From the Azure portal, open Security Center.
From Security Center's menu, select Security solutions.
From the Security solutions page, you can see the health of integrated Azure security solutions and run basic management tasks.
The Connected solutions section includes security solutions that are currently connected to Security Center. It also shows the health status of each solution.
The status of a partner solution can be:
- Healthy (green) - no health issues.
- Unhealthy (red) - there's a health issue that requires immediate attention.
- Stopped reporting (orange) - the solution has stopped reporting its health.
- Not reported (gray) - the solution hasn't reported anything yet and no health data is available. A solution's status may be unreported if it was connected recently and is still deploying.
If health status data is not available, Security Center shows the date and time of the last event received to indicate whether the solution is reporting or not. If no health data is available and no alerts were received within the last 14 days, Security Center indicates that the solution is unhealthy or not reporting.
Select VIEW for additional information and options such as:
- Solution console - Opens the management experience for this solution.
- Link VM - Opens the Link Applications page. Here you can connect resources to the partner solution.
- Delete solution
Security Center automatically discovers security solutions running in Azure but not connected to Security Center and displays the solutions in the Discovered solutions section. These solutions include Azure solutions, like Azure AD Identity Protection, and partner solutions.
Enable Azure Defender at the subscription level for the discovered solutions feature. See Pricing to learn more about the pricing tiers.
Select CONNECT under a solution to integrate with Security Center and be notified of security alerts.
Add data sources
The Add data sources section includes other available data sources that can be connected. For instructions on adding data from any of these sources, click ADD.
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