Ensure that Microsoft Defender for Cloud standard pricing tier (also known as enhanced security plan) is active in order to enable threat detection for networks and virtual machines, provide threat intelligence, anomaly detection, and behavior analytics within the protected subscription.
This rule resolution is part of the Conformity Security & Compliance tool for Azure.
Enabling Microsoft Defender for Cloud standard pricing tier allows for better security assessment with threat detection provided by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), advanced security policies, adaptive application control, network threat detection, and regulatory compliance management.
To determine if the standard pricing tier (enhanced security plan) is enabled within the Microsoft Defender for Cloud settings, perform the following actions:
Remediation / Resolution
To activate Microsoft Defender for Cloud standard pricing tier (also known as enhanced security plan), perform the following actions:
- Azure Official Documentation
- Microsoft Defender for Cloud documentation
- What is Microsoft Defender for Cloud?
- Microsoft Defender for Cloud pricing
- Microsoft Defender for Cloud's enhanced security features
- CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations
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Enable Microsoft Defender Standard Pricing Tier
Risk level: Medium