[Feature Highlight] Adaptive Network Hardening

Network Security Groups (NSG’s) allow you to filter and secure network traffic for internet-facing Virtual Machines. They allow you to specify destination, source, protocol, direction, port range and priority. This however can still allow certain unwanted traffic subsets to go through the NSG. That’s where Adaptive Network Hardening and thus machine learning comes in play. It will give you alerts and recommendations for hardening NSG’s.

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Using the Virtual Machine Serial Console a.k.a. SAC

While running Virtual Machines in Azure it may be hard to troubleshoot the more difficult issues since boot menu options etc. aren’t visible. That’s where the Virtual Machine Serial Console comes in use. It’s a command line that uses the COM1 Serial Interface of your VM, both for Linux and Windows . This allows you to operate and troubleshoot the Virtual Machine via the Azure portal regardless of its state.

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