Azure Percept security recommendations

Important

Retirement of Azure Percept DK:

Update November 9, 2022: A firmware update that enables the Vision SoM and Audio SOM to retain their functionality with the DK beyond the retirement date, will be made available before the retirement date.

The Azure Percept public preview will be evolving to support new edge device platforms and developer experiences. As part of this evolution the Azure Percept DK and Audio Accessory and associated supporting Azure services for the Percept DK will be retired March 30th, 2023.

Effective March 30th, 2023, the Azure Percept DK and Audio Accessory will no longer be supported by any Azure services including Azure Percept Studio, OS updates, containers updates, view web stream, and Custom Vision integration. Microsoft will no longer provide customer success support and any associated supporting services. For more information, please visit the Retirement Notice Blog Post.

Review the guidelines below for information on configuring firewalls and general security best practices with Azure Percept.

Configuring firewalls for Azure Percept DK

If your networking setup requires that you explicitly permit connections made from Azure Percept DK devices, review the following list of components.

This checklist is a starting point for firewall rules:

URL (* = wildcard) Outbound TCP Ports Usage
*.auth.azureperceptdk.azure.net 443 Azure DK SOM Authentication and Authorization
*.auth.projectsantacruz.azure.net 443 Azure DK SOM Authentication and Authorization

Additionally, review the list of connections used by Azure IoT Edge.

Additional recommendations for deployment to production

Azure Percept DK offers a great variety of security capabilities out of the box. In addition to those powerful security features included in the current release, Microsoft also suggests the following guidelines when considering production deployments:

  • Strong physical protection of the device itself
  • Ensure data-at-rest encryption is enabled
  • Continuously monitor the device posture and quickly respond to alerts
  • Limit the number of administrators who have access to the device

Next steps