Microsoft Defender for Cloud Full Coverage for Azure Open-Source Relational Databases

Microsoft Defender for Cloud now provides full threat protection coverage for all instances of Azure open-source relational databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB – helping customers safeguard their business-critical database against cyberattacks.

In preparation for the MySQL & PostgreSQL single server retirement, for Cloud is expanding its threat protection coverage to include Azure Database for MySQL Flexible Server (GA as of today) and Azure Database for PostgreSQL Flexible Server (extended post-GA features), providing customers with a safe migration path and continuous protection of their open-source databases.

This expansion maintains full alert compatibility of current open-source database plans and includes:

  • Anomalous database access and query patterns – For example, an abnormally high number of failed sign-in attempts with different credentials (a brute force attempt).
  • Suspicious database activities – For example, a legitimate user accessing an from a breached computer which communicated with a crypto-mining C&C server.
  • Brute-force attacks – With the ability to separate simple brute force from brute force on a valid user or a successful brute force.

What to expect after the latest release?

for MySQL Flexible Servers General Availability:

  • Integration into the MySQL Flexible Server resource page.
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  • Alert compatibility with existing alerts for Defender for MySQL Single Servers.
  • Enablement of individual resources.
  • Enablement at the subscription level.
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Defender for PostgreSQL Flexible Servers:
Enables customers to enforce protection for existing PostgreSQL flexible servers at the subscription level, allowing complete flexibility to enable protection on a per-resource basis or for automatic protection of all resources at the subscription level.

If you're already protecting your subscription with Defender for open-source relational databases, your flexible server resources are automatically enabled, protected, and billed.

Next steps:

– Learn more about Microsoft Defender for open-source relational databases or learn how to enable Microsoft Defender for open-source relations databases on your environment

– To get started, sign up for a free trial and start exploring Microsoft Defender for Cloud today. 


This article was originally published by Microsoft's Defender for Cloud Blog. You can find the original article here.