Azure Defender for SQL is now available on the SQL Virtual Machine blade.

Running SQL Server on Azure VM comes with many benefits such as 

Lower the cost to run SQL Server on Azure with Azure-only pricing offers.  Easily bring your SQL Server to the cloud and enjoy versatile and powerful virtual machines.  Automatic security updates and simplified configuration management  Utilize free HA/DR license benefits with Azure Hybrid Benefit

All the above features are powered by SQL Server IaaS Agent extension. SQL Server IaaS Agent extension (SqlIaasExtension) runs on SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) to automate management and administration tasks.  


As we work on adding more features to SQL Server IaaS Agent extension and SQL VM blade, we are more than excited to bring Azure Defender for