2020-06-14T08:03:13Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with Azure Security Center?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Azure Security Center.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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reviewer1438992 - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Consulting, Manager at Avanade
Vendor
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-10T06:16:00Z
May 10, 2021

There is no perfect product in the world and there are always features that can be added. Innovation is something that is always on the table.

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PW
Senior Security Architect at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-16T11:21:38Z
Nov 16, 2020

I think that the documentation and implementation guides could be improved. It would make the implementation process easier.

SV
Cloud Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-10-21T04:34:01Z
Oct 21, 2020

Azure Security Center should be more easily understood by a non-technical person. It's more about the security before getting into the product. It needs to be simplified and made more user-friendly for a non-technical person. In the next release, I would like to see a better dashboard and more integration with IT sales Management.

NB
Cyber & Cloud Security Leader at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-10-14T06:36:58Z
Oct 14, 2020

From a compliance standpoint, they can include some more metrics and some specific compliances such as GDPR.

DB
Sr Cybersecurity Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-10-04T06:40:33Z
Oct 4, 2020

Pricing could be improved. There are limited options based on pricing for the government. The initial setup could be simplified. In the next release, I would like to see more development in the area of NECES scanning or Splunk, or Universal Forwarding.

JJ
System Administrator at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-08-06T06:44:45Z
Aug 6, 2020

The solution is quite complex. A lot of the different policies that actually get applied don't pertain to every client. If you need to have something open for a client application to work, then you get dinged for having a port open or having an older version of TLS available. Even though the TLS is only allotted for a single application, single box, and everything else is completely up to date, it just gives us an inaccurate reporting of how secure the environment actually is. The solution could use a bit more granularity.

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Dwayne Samson - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Analyst Security and Compliance at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2020-06-15T07:34:00Z
Jun 15, 2020

We built our hierarchy incorrectly and we're struggling now with some of the features that are up there. Once we straighten our hierarchy out, we are going to applied policies, whether it's through Security Center or any other thing. It's going to be a lot easier once our hierarchy is fixed. We need to apply things in a certain place and then we realize that we need to apply them to the subscription as well. And next thing we know we also need to apply it to another subscription, it's unmanageable. We're applying different policies across all our different subscriptions, which is fine, but at 21 subscriptions you can have over a dozen policies. We're trying to skinny that down to four or five policies. It's not a defect in a Security Center. It's a defect in how we built it.

MK
Cloud Security Design Lead at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-06-14T08:03:13Z
Jun 14, 2020

I'm quite active on the Azure product blogs. We're able to provide recommendations to Microsoft and they work together with Azure towards achieving them. One of the issues with the product is that it's not possible to write or edit any capability. For example, if there is a false positive detection on the security center, the only option I have is to flag it off. I can dismiss the alert, but there is no option to provide comments or reviews, so that somebody else looking into the portal can brief them. I'd like to see some additional features that would include an option for the security team to provide comments on the alerts and also to improve the recommendations. I would like to see them fine tuned. We're also getting a lot of false positive alerts and Azure can reduce that using the Microsoft AI and ML feature.

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Azure Security Center is very easy to use, integrates well, and gives very good visibility on what is happening across your ecosystem. It also has great remote workforce capabilities and supports a multi-cloud environment very well. The dashboard gives clear, easy to understand reporting, and even has a compliance regulatory reporting function that will help identify gaps in your solution and quickly fix them. This can be a real cost-saver. Azure Security Center gives a comprehensive view of the total security structure of your organization. The solution is stable and very scalable. We found Prisma Cloud integrated well with many different solutions. This solution does both development-side security and run-time security very well, which makes it extremely marketable. It offers traffic analysis, user activity, and vulnerability management. Prisma Cloud comes bundled with many different policies, which is very helpful. The dashboard is very informative and offers compliance tabs and other valuable management tabs. Azure Security Center can be a bit complex and challenging to use for a non-technical person. The solution could be more flexible, as many policies don’t apply to every client. The licensing and pricing can also be pretty costly. Prisma Cloud sometimes falls behind on keeping up with changes and updates with other solutions, causing some lag time within the solution. It may also be difficult for individuals who are not so tech-savvy. It is lacking a bit in compliance and risk perspectives and analysis. Conclusion Azure Security Center is great, especially if you are already functioning in an Azure ecosystem. It provides great management and regulatory compliance information. Prisma Cloud can seem inflexible and complicated to use, but if you have a solid plan from the beginning on how to deploy the solution throughout your organization and have done your homework, it can prove to be a very good solution as well.
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Aug 23, 2021
We are consultants and we have customers using Azure Defender for the protection of their businesses. Many of our customers are in the financial industry.
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Aug 15, 2021
I work as a SOC manager. We use it for incident security, incident monitoring, threat analysis, and looking at remediation or suppression.
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