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Azure SQL Database Threat Detection now in Public Preview

Microsoft is excited to announce that we have made Threat Detection available for preview on Azure SQL Database. Azure SQL Database Threat Detection provides a new layer of security to your database by detecting anomalous database activities which may indicate a common threat like SQL injection attacks.

The introduction of this feature helps customers detect and respond to potential threats as they occur. Users can immediately explore the potential threat by using SQL database auditing to determine if the event is the result of an attempt to access, breach or exploit data in the database.

The benefits of Azure SQL Database Threat Detection include:

  • Simple configuration of SQL threat detection policy via Azure portal.
  • Clear email alerts upon detection of suspicious databases queries indicating potential SQL injection events.
  • Ability to explore the audit log around the time of the event using the Azure portal or a pre-configured excel template.
  • No need to modify database procedures or application code.

Go to this Azure Blog entry to read more, see how to set it up and view a demo.

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