Excessive Scanning

Steve Platti 41 Reputation points

We are getting excessive scanning to our vms coming from a couple of foreign IP addresses. These are getting blocked successfully by our NSG, but is there a way to have Azure block this upstream so it does not even get to our NSG?

I use RiskIQ and these have been reported as malicious. One of them is class C which claims to be The Recyber Project. See the arin lookup info below

Thank You



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remarks: | This net-block is not trying to hack you, we are only scanning
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Azure Virtual Network
Azure Virtual Network
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  1. ChaitanyaNaykodi-MSFT 22,061 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Steve Platti , Thank you for reaching out and apologies for the delayed response.
    I think creating a Azure Firewall will be beneficial in this scenario. As Azure Firewall uses threat intelligence-based filtering you can protect your virtual network by denying traffic from/to known malicious IP addresses and domains. It might also help if you can go through this Network Security baseline documentation and determine if additional security measures are required or missing.
    If you need any advanced features like TLS inspection, IDPS, URL filtering and Web categories you can go through Azure Firewall Premium Preview. It is currently not recommended for production environment but currently it is estimated to go GA by next month.

    Please let me know if there are any concerns. Thank you!

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