Azure Security Center provides unified security management and advanced threat protection across hybrid cloud workloads. With Security Center, you can apply security policies across your workloads, limit your exposure to threats, and detect and respond to attacks.

The Security Center – Overview provides a quick view into the security posture of your Azure and non-Azure workloads, enabling you to discover and assess the security of your workloads and to identify and mitigate risk. The built-in dashboard provides instant insights into security alerts and vulnerabilities that require attention.

It uses advanced analytics and global threat intelligence to detect incoming attacks and post-breach activity. Alerts are prioritized and grouped into incidents, helping you focus on the most critical threats first. You can create your own custom security alerts as well. You can quickly assess the scope and impact of an attack with a visual, interactive investigation experience, and use predefined or ad hoc queries for deeper exploration of security data.