7.5 Ensure that Endpoint Protection for all Virtual Machines is installed (Manual)
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Install endpoint protection for all virtual machines.
Installing endpoint protection systems (like anti-malware for Azure) provides for real-time protection capability that helps identify and remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. These also offer configurable alerts when known-malicious or unwanted software attempts to install itself or run on Azure systems.
Endpoint protection will incur an additional cost to you.
From Azure Portal
- Go to
- Click the
- Ensure that there are no recommendations for
Endpoint Protection not installed on Azure VMs
From Azure CLI
az vm show -g MyResourceGroup -n MyVm -d
It should list below or any other endpoint extensions as one of the installed extensions.
EndpointSecurity || TrendMicroDSA* || Antimalware || EndpointProtection || SCWPAgent || PortalProtectExtension* || FileSecurity*
Alternatively, you can employ your own endpoint protection tool for your OS.
Follow Microsoft Azure documentation to install endpoint protection from the security center. Alternatively, you can employ your own endpoint protection tool for your OS.