Azure Security Centre is a unified infrastructure security management system that strengthens data centre security and provides advanced threat protection across hybrid workloads in the cloud and on premise.
Keeping your resources safe is a joint effort between your cloud provider, Azure and you the customer. You have to make sure your workloads are secure as you move to the cloud. When you move to infrastructure as a service, there is also more customer responsibility than there was in platform as a service and software as a service. Azure Security Centre provides the tools you need to harden your network, secure your services and make sure you're on top of your security posture.
Azure Security Centre addresses the three most urgent security challenges
Rapidly changing workloads
It’s both a strength and a challenge of the cloud. On the one hand end users are empowered to do more, on the other, security issues arise. Azure Security Centre provides the tools to ensure that the ever changing services your people use and create are up to your security standards and follow security best practices.
Increasingly sophisticated attacks
Wherever you run your workloads, the attacks keep getting more sophisticated. Azure Security Centre tools secure your public cloud workloads which are in effect Internet facing workloads that can leave you vulnerable if you don't follow security best practices.
Security skills are in short supply
The number of security alerts and alerting systems far outnumbers the number of administrators with the necessary background and experience to make sure your environments are protected. Staying up to date with the latest attacks is a constant challenge making it impossible to stay in touch while the world of security is an ever changing front. This too is managed by Azure Security Centre.