2.1.2 Ensure That Microsoft Defender for App Services Is Set To 'On'

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Turning on Microsoft Defender for App Service enables threat detection for App Service, providing threat intelligence, anomaly detection, and behavior analytics in the Microsoft Defender for Cloud.


Enabling Microsoft Defender for App Service allows for greater defense-in-depth, with threat detection provided by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC).


Turning on Microsoft Defender for App Service incurs an additional cost per resource.


From Azure Portal

Go to Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Select Environment Settings blade

Click on the subscription name

Select the Defender plans blade

On the line in the table for App Service Select On under Plan.

Select 'Save

From Azure CLI
Run the following command:

az security pricing create -n Appservices --tier 'standard'

From Powershell
Run the following command:

Set-AzSecurityPricing -Name 'AppServices' -PricingTier 'Standard'

Default Value:

By default, Microsoft Defender plan is off.

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