First announced during Microsoft's 2014 TechEd North America conference, Antimalware for Azure embeds into the Azure Portal to offer real-time monitoring. It has the ability to identify and remove a number of threats to an organization, including malicious software, spyware and viruses.
Microsoft Antimalware for Azure is configured and enabled when an organization uses Azure Portal to create a new VM. Organizations can also configure when to be alerted when Microsoft Antimalware for Azure detects suspicious activity; this may include when software that is malicious or unwanted attempts to install and run on a system without authorization.
Microsoft currently offers a free preview version of Antimalware for Azure.
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