Endpoint Protection

2m 3s

In this lesson, we will look at how enabling endpoint protection can help secure virtual machines in Azure. After that, we will look at privileged access workstations and ways you can enable and secure remote access management of VMs. Additionally, you'll learn about configuring update management, deploying disk encryption, and how Windows Defender can help secure VMs. We will round things out by taking a look at Defender for Cloud recommendations and how they help secure resources, including virtual machines. 

Learning Objectives

  • A basic understanding of the options that are available for configuring VM security in Microsoft Azure

Intended Audience

  • Those who wish to learn about the ways you can configure VM security in Microsoft Azure 


  • Basic understanding of Azure VMs
  • Familiarity with the Azure portal
About the Author
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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.

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