New in Windows Azure (VM Security Extensions)

 

During TechEd NA 2014 , Microsoft announced bunch of new features that are supported by windows Azure ,  some of these new features are (VM Security Extensions, ExpressRoute GA, Reserved IPs, Internal Load Balancing, Multi Site-to-Site VPNs, Storage Import/Export GA, New SMB File Service, API Management, Hybrid Connection Service, Redis Cache, Remote Apps).

one of my favorite feature is  VM Security Extensions.

VM Security Extensions:  These extensions offer a richer security protection to the VMs hosted in Azure using industry security products. Currently there are new three extensions for Microsoft Antimalware , Symantec Endpoint Protection and TrendMicro’s Deep Security Agent.

To enable any one the above extensions, login to  Azure Management Portal and check the extension when you create new a new Virtual Machine:

image

but wait you can enable these extensions from Power shell , the following cmdlets are available

Get-AzureServiceAvailableExtension

Get-AzureVMAvailableExtension

Comments are closed.