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Microsoft Azure Security Infrastructure by Debra Shinder, Tom Shinder, Yuri Diogenes

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Chapter 5. Virtual machine protection with Antimalware

Regardless of the location of your compute resource, it is important that you use all capabilities available to enhance the overall security of that resource. A defense-in-depth approach is also applicable in cloud computing. For compute resources, this means having an antimalware solution that can help you identify and remove malicious software from these resources.

Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines is built on the same common antimalware platform as Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection, Microsoft Intune, and Windows Defender for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 8. In this ...

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