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  • Hi,

    In reference to the article "Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines":

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security/fundamentals/antimalware

    What are these 'Azure Cloud Services"? The whole point of SAAS\PAAS services is that we don't have to deal with the underlying infrastructure from a Security point of view, so why do we need to enable the Antimalware on them?

    Thank You.

    Friday, August 23, 2019 6:21 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The document you are referring to is discussing Azure Virtual Machines and Cloud Services. Not Azure WebApps. 

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/cloud-services/cloud-services-choose-me

    For Azure Web App it is technically running on an Azure Virtual Machine. Those machines all have the correct anti-malware and anti-virus software installed and running to protect itself. 

    you can check the below documentation on securing PaaS deployments such as Web Apps

    Securing PaaS Deployments



    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. My blog: http://cloudskillz.wordpress.com/

    Friday, August 23, 2019 8:33 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    The document you are referring to is discussing Azure Virtual Machines and Cloud Services. Not Azure WebApps. 

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/azure/cloud-services/cloud-services-choose-me

    For Azure Web App it is technically running on an Azure Virtual Machine. Those machines all have the correct anti-malware and anti-virus software installed and running to protect itself. 

    you can check the below documentation on securing PaaS deployments such as Web Apps

    Securing PaaS Deployments



    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. My blog: http://cloudskillz.wordpress.com/

    Friday, August 23, 2019 8:33 AM
  • Thank you for making things clear !
    Friday, August 23, 2019 10:52 AM