Azure Overview & Support

Getting Started with Azure and InsightCloudSec

After InsightCloudSec is successfully installed, you're ready to start harvesting resources from your target Microsoft Azure cloud accounts. This documentation details configuring your Azure environment to "talk" with InsightCloudSec securely. Review the sections below to determine the best starting point for your environment.

What does InsightCloudSec support from Azure?

As one of the leading public cloud service providers, InsightCloudSec provides broad support for Microsoft Azure. Review the full list of Azure-specific supported regions and services on the Azure Support Reference page.

How do I start seeing my Azure environment(s) in InsightCloudSec?

InsightCloudSec relies on a process called "harvesting" to pull data from various CSPs. There are two types of configuration instructions:

Review the Deployment Options for more information on the difference between deployment types.

What do I do after my environment(s) is being harvested?

After at least one Azure account is harvested by InsightCloudSec, you're free to configure additional Azure features as necessary to enhance, optimize, or further secure your experience. Review Azure Additional Configuration for more information. You may also want to review the Azure Least Privileged Access (LPA) feature.

Also, depending on your deployment type, the following pages have some ideas for what to do next:

How can I optimize harvesting?

InsightCloudSec harvesting is the term we use to describe the process of data collection from a selected cloud service provider (CSP) within InsightCloudSec. Check out our Harvesting Overview documentation to understand the basics and refer to Harvesting Strategies for details on specific strategies.

In addition, InsightCloudSec offers Event-Driven Harvesting, which requires additional configuration but optimizes harvesting by only pulling in new data when certain Azure events occur. Review our Azure Event-Driven Harvesting documentation for more information.