Azure Deployment Configuration

Alert Logic allows you to add Azure deployments to the Alert Logic console. The Deployments page appears under the Configuration tab in the Alert Logic console. To add a deployment, click the icon, and then enter the requested information to provide Alert Logic with third-party access to the specified cloud environment. For more information about adding deployments for other cloud environments, see AWS Deployment Configuration and Data Center Deployment Configuration.

Name your deployment

In the Deployment Name field, type a descriptive name for the deployment you want to create, and then click SAVE.

Allow access to Azure subscription

You must create a cross-account role in Microsoft Azure to allow Alert Logic to access your account. Fill out the required fields, and then click SAVE. If you need help, see the Configure RBAC Roles in Microsoft Azure.

Asset Discovery

Please wait while Alert Logic discovers your assets. When discovery is complete, click CONTINUE. Alert Logic displays the assets discovered in your account in topology diagrams. To learn more about topology, click Topology.

Add external assets

If all your assets were not discovered, you can add external assets by domain name or IP address. To add external assets:

  1. Click the icon and choose the DNS name or IP address.
    • If you chose the DNS name, enter your domain name system in the field.
    • If you chose IP address, name your external IP address, and then enter the IP address in the field.
  2. Click SAVE.

Scope of protection

You can define the scope of your protection per VNet basis. Each VNet appears within its protected region. Click a region or individual VNet to set the scan level or leave it unprotected, and then click SAVE.


You also have the option to exclude assets or Azure tags from external scanning, internal scanning, and Network IDS.

External scanning

To exclude assets for external scanning:

  1. Select the External Scanning tab to view assets available to exclude.
  2. Click the icon for the asset you want to exclude.
  3. You can remove an asset from the exclusion list at any time. Click the icon to include the asset in external scanning.

Internal scanning

To exclude assets or Azure tags for internal scanning:

  1. Select the Internal Scanning tab to choose ASSETS or TAGS to search.
  2. Click the icon for the asset or Azure tag you want to exclude.
  3. You can remove an asset from the exclusion list at any time. Click the icon to include the asset in external scanning.

Network IDS

To exclude assets for Network IDS

  1. Select the Network IDS tab to exclude CIDRs.
  2. Enter the CIDR you want to exclude.
  3. Click the drop-down to select a protocol.
  4. Click the drop-down to select the port.
  6. You can remove an asset from the exclusion list at any time. Click the icon to include the asset in external scanning.


Alert Logic automatically performs certain scans. You can schedule when you want Alert Logic to scan for new assets and perform vulnerability scans.

Vulnerability scans

Opt to scan on certain days or hours. Select from the following options, and then specify the hours, days, or holidays.

  • Scan only during these hours.
  • Scan only on these days.
  • Do not scan on certain public holidays. (Includes the day before and the day after specified holidays)

Click the Time Zone drop down to select the time zone you want. Click SAVE, and then click NEXT.

Configuration Topology

This topology diagram provides an overview of your scope of protection. You can see which assets are unprotected, or being scanned at the Essentials, Professional, or Enterprise levels. Click a VNet in the diagram to view its subnets, instances, and hosts.

The protection breakdown displays how many assets are unprotected, excluded, and protected, along with the number of protected assets in each level.

You can search for specific assets. The protection breakdown updates when specific assets are found.

Installation instructions


Alert Logic provides a single agent that collects data used for analysis, such as log messages and network traffic, metadata, and host identification information. Click the links below for more information about installing the Alert Logic agent to Install the Alert Logic agent for Linux or Install the Alert Logic agent for Windows.

Log sources

You can set up log collection. To add log sources for data you want to collect, see Configure Log Sources.