Be Aware, Azure Security Center CSV Reports is Now Generally Available!

Published 02-21-2020 11:22 AM 4,239 Views

Hello Security universe,


Today I came across an interesting news directly from the Product Group. After quite some time, one of the most-asked/wanted feature request by customers on Azure Security Center (ASC) was completed and finally released. Yes, this feature is now Generally Available or GA.


What am I talking about? The wonderful “Download CSV report” button that, as of February 2020 the 19th, you can see in both Recommendations and Security Alerts pages.


Recommendations page:




Security Alerts page:


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This feature will empower customers to easily export their data and build new capabilities on top of it to better manage their tasks. For instance, customers can use the CSV reports as data source for other systems or to build more dashboards, for instance, using PowerBI.


Releasing this to GA is yet another big step in ASC to simplify customer’s access to their security data. Moreover, it provides additional at-scale consumption channels such as: continuous export to Event Hub and Log Analytics workspace and workflow automation with Logic Apps.


Just to share some internals, the CSV reports are powered by the Azure Resource Graph (ARG). Using Azure Resource Graph allows for a scalable solution to effectively generate a single report for all the subscriptions you (your user account) have access to.


Read more about this feature by looking at Manual one-time export of security alerts. This article is also part of the broader export feature set you can find at Export security alerts and recommendations.


A huge Thank You to the Azure Security Center team to have listened to customer feedback and to have worked hardly to release this nice and helpful feature.

Occasional Visitor

Hello Bruno,
great feature. Is it possible to download the recommendations CSV file via Powershell?, instead of pressing the button.


Hello Frank250,

you should be able to download the recommendation via PowerShell by creating your own Azure Resource Graph query and running it in PowerShell. The query results output should be then saved to csv.

For more information about running Azure Resource Graph queries through PowerShell, check the official documentation at Quickstart: Run your first Resource Graph query using Azure PowerShell.




Occasional Visitor

I agree, that feature will empower customers to easily export their data and build new capabilities on top to better manage their tasks.

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