antivirus extension for cloud services extend in azure

Lior Tomer 25 Reputation points
2024-07-02T08:59:16.3+00:00

How do I add an antivirus extension like Symantec or ESET to cloud services extend?

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  1. kobulloc-MSFT 26,131 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2024-07-02T15:44:46.8633333+00:00

    Hello, @Lior Tomer !

    How do I add an antivirus extension like Symantec or ESET to Azure Cloud Services (extended support)?

    You can enable and configure Microsoft Antimalware for Azure Cloud Services using PowerShell:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cloud-services-extended-support/extensions#anti-malware-extension

    • Windows Server 2012 R2 and older: Microsoft Antimalware is installed in a disabled state in the Cloud Services platform running Windows Server 2012 R2 and older which requires an action by an Azure application to enable it.
    • Windows Server 2016 and above: Windows Defender is enabled by default. These cmdlets can be used for configuring Antimalware.
    # Create Antimalware extension object, where file is the AntimalwareSettings
    $xmlconfig = [IO.File]::ReadAllText("C:\path\to\file.xml")
    $extension =  New-AzCloudServiceExtensionObject  -Name "AntimalwareExtension" -Type "PaaSAntimalware" -Publisher "Microsoft.Azure.Security" -Setting $xmlconfig -TypeHandlerVersion "1.5" -AutoUpgradeMinorVersion $true
    
    # Get existing Cloud Service
    $cloudService = Get-AzCloudService -ResourceGroup "ContosOrg" -CloudServiceName "ContosoCS"
    
    # Add Antimalaware extension to existing Cloud Service extension object
    $cloudService.ExtensionProfile.Extension = $cloudService.ExtensionProfile.Extension + $extension
    
    # Update Cloud Service
    $cloudService | Update-AzCloudService
    

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