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How To Enable Microsoft Defender For All The Azure Subscriptions On Cloud

Introduction

Microsoft Defender for Cloud can be enabled using Azure Policy on all Azure subscriptions the same under the management group (MG). This is more convenient than going to the portal and logging in to each one separately, and it works even if the subscriptions are owned by different persons.

  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud currently substitutes Azure Security Center and Azure Defender.
  • Renamed the Azure Defender plans to Microsoft Defender plans.
  • For instance, Azure Defender for Storage is now called Microsoft Defender for Storage.

To bring a management group and all of its subscriptions on board.

Enable the Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Follow these steps,

Go to the Azure portal and log in.

Type “Defender” into the search field and hit Enter.

After that, look at Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

Then, in the Management Option, open Environment settings.

How To Enable Microsoft Defender For All The Azure Subscriptions On Cloud

Then choose the subscription or workspace that you want to protect the information.

How To Enable Microsoft Defender For All The Azure Subscriptions On Cloud

“You’ll note that each Microsoft Defender plan has its own price and may be turned on or off separately. On subscriptions that don’t have an Azure App Service plan, for example, you might want to disable Defender for App Service.”

How To Enable Microsoft Defender For All The Azure Subscriptions On Cloud

You have the option of selecting “Enable all” or the Plan (ON or OFF).

How To Enable Microsoft Defender For All The Azure Subscriptions On Cloud

Then came the notification that the Defender plan has been successfully saved.

How To Enable Microsoft Defender For All The Azure Subscriptions On Cloud

Have a look at some information on Workload Protections.

How To Enable Microsoft Defender For All The Azure Subscriptions On Cloud

The Upgrade tab displays a list of subscriptions and workspaces that are eligible for onboarding.

Select the subscriptions and workspaces to upgrade from the Select subscriptions and workspaces to protect with Microsoft Defender for Cloud list, after which select Upgrade to enable all Microsoft Defender for Cloud security features.

How To Enable Microsoft Defender For All The Azure Subscriptions On Cloud

Select the subscriptions and workspaces to upgrade from the Select subscriptions and workspaces to protect with Microsoft Defender for Cloud list, after which select Upgrade to enable all Microsoft Defender for Cloud security features.

How To Enable Microsoft Defender For All The Azure Subscriptions On Cloud

Summary

In this article, I showed you how to Enable Microsoft Defender for all the Azure subscriptions on Cloud.

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