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Azure Defender for SQL Overview

Deepthi Goguri looks at an Azure security offering:

Azure Defender for SQL, once you enable it will alert you for any SQL injection attacks, brute force attacks or any breached identities trying to access the data of your database. It also provides the vulnerability assessments. Vulnerability assessments give you alerts about the configurations of your database. If your database configuration is not following the standards of Azure, you will receive the alerts in the vulnerability assessment report.

You can enable the Azure Defender at the subscription level or at the Server level or at the resource level as well. Under the recommendations in the security center in the Azure portal, check for the Remediate security configuration. This will show if the Azure defender is configured properly.

I like Azure Defender for SQL, especially the advanced threat protection element. It’s based on IP address location and has caught me in different locations as I’ve traveled.