If you want to protect your servers from cyber threats, you may be relying on Defender for Servers from Microsoft, a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. Microsoft has now announced the direct onboarding of Defender for Servers without Azure Arc and is now officially available. Direct onboarding is a new feature that allows you to add the servers you want to protect to Defender for Servers without needing Azure Arc for Servers. In this blog post, I'll explain what this means, the benefits of this option, and who can benefit from it. I will also compare the new option with Azure Arc for Servers.
You can create resources very easily on the Azure platform. This is great, but it also provides a few risks. For example, you can delete resources or entire environments just as easily. What is very helpful for tests and demos can be very dangerous for integration and production environments. So you don't have to manage this manually, I wrote an Azure Policy code. This defines the automatic auditing and provisioning of Azure Resource Locks with Azure Policies.