Compliance View

MiScu 1 Reputation point

I have added some industry and regulatory standards to my Azure environment.

I can view this via Policy page and get a view of compliance state.

I can also add the standards to Security Center - Security Policy however to enable the compliance view I need to enable Azure Defender which is an additional charge. Security Center - Regulatory Compliance view is better than Policy - Compliance view.

Can I enable Defender but disable it on all of the resources (as I don't require it and don't want to pay for it), just to maintain the Security Center - Regulatory Compliance view?

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud
An Azure service that provides threat protection for workloads running in Azure, on-premises, and in other clouds. Previously known as Azure Security Center and Azure Defender.
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  1. VipulSparsh-MSFT 16,236 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @MSAzureAZ Confirmed from PG, this is not possible as of now, you will be charged when you turn on the Azure Defender.
    You can submit a feedback for this at our page :

    For now, although MS does not recommend turning of AZ defender for resources, but as per your discretion, you can turn off the AZ defender for all resource except one which charge you least, something like this you can try different resource as well from list. You will need to test this setup and proceed accordingly.



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