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Azure Policy definition

Network Watcher should be enabled

Name Network Watcher should be enabled
Azure Portal
Id b6e2945c-0b7b-40f5-9233-7a5323b5cdc6
Version 3.0.0
details on versioning
Category Network
Microsoft docs
Description Network Watcher is a regional service that enables you to monitor and diagnose conditions at a network scenario level in, to, and from Azure. Scenario level monitoring enables you to diagnose problems at an end to end network level view. It is required to have a network watcher resource group to be created in every region where a virtual network is present. An alert is enabled if a network watcher resource group is not available in a particular region.
Mode All
Type BuiltIn
Preview FALSE
Deprecated FALSE
Effect Default: AuditIfNotExists
Allowed: (AuditIfNotExists, Disabled)
Used RBAC Role none
History
Date/Time (UTC ymd) (i) Change type Change detail
2021-06-02 22:44:52 change Major (2.0.0 > 3.0.0)
2021-02-23 16:24:42 change Major (1.1.0 > 2.0.0)
Used in Initiatives
Initiative DisplayName Initiative Id Initiative Category State
[Deprecated]: Azure Security Benchmark v1 42a694ed-f65e-42b2-aa9e-8052e9740a92 Regulatory Compliance Deprecated
[Deprecated]: Azure Security Benchmark v2 bb522ac1-bc39-4957-b194-429bcd3bcb0b Regulatory Compliance Deprecated
[Deprecated]: DoD Impact Level 4 8d792a84-723c-4d92-a3c3-e4ed16a2d133 Regulatory Compliance Deprecated
[Preview]: CMMC Level 3 b5629c75-5c77-4422-87b9-2509e680f8de Regulatory Compliance Preview
[Preview]: NIST SP 800-171 R2 03055927-78bd-4236-86c0-f36125a10dc9 Regulatory Compliance Preview
[Preview]: NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 179d1daa-458f-4e47-8086-2a68d0d6c38f Regulatory Compliance Preview
Azure Security Benchmark 1f3afdf9-d0c9-4c3d-847f-89da613e70a8 Security Center GA
CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark v1.1.0 1a5bb27d-173f-493e-9568-eb56638dde4d Regulatory Compliance GA
CIS Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark v1.3.0 612b5213-9160-4969-8578-1518bd2a000c Regulatory Compliance GA
FedRAMP High d5264498-16f4-418a-b659-fa7ef418175f Regulatory Compliance GA
FedRAMP Moderate e95f5a9f-57ad-4d03-bb0b-b1d16db93693 Regulatory Compliance GA
HITRUST/HIPAA a169a624-5599-4385-a696-c8d643089fab Regulatory Compliance GA
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 4 cf25b9c1-bd23-4eb6-bd2c-f4f3ac644a5f Regulatory Compliance GA
JSON Changes

JSON
{
  "properties": {
    "displayName": "Network Watcher should be enabled",
    "policyType": "BuiltIn",
    "mode": "All",
    "description": "Network Watcher is a regional service that enables you to monitor and diagnose conditions at a network scenario level in, to, and from Azure. Scenario level monitoring enables you to diagnose problems at an end to end network level view. It is required to have a network watcher resource group to be created in every region where a virtual network is present. An alert is enabled if a network watcher resource group is not available in a particular region.",
    "metadata": {
      "version": "3.0.0",
      "category": "Network"
    },
    "parameters": {
      "effect": {
        "type": "String",
        "metadata": {
          "displayName": "Effect",
          "description": "Enable or disable the execution of the policy"
        },
        "allowedValues": [
          "AuditIfNotExists",
          "Disabled"
        ],
        "defaultValue": "AuditIfNotExists"
      },
      "listOfLocations": {
        "type": "Array",
        "metadata": {
        "displayName": "[Deprecated]: Locations",
          "description": "Audit if Network Watcher is not enabled for region(s).",
          "strongType": "location",
          "deprecated": true
        },
        "defaultValue": [
          
        ]
      },
      "resourceGroupName": {
        "type": "String",
        "metadata": {
          "displayName": "NetworkWatcher resource group name",
          "description": "Name of the resource group of NetworkWatcher, such as NetworkWatcherRG. This is the resource group where the Network Watchers are located."
        },
        "defaultValue": "NetworkWatcherRG"
      }
    },
    "policyRule": {
      "if": {
        "field": "type",
        "equals": "Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks"
      },
      "then": {
      "effect": "[parameters('effect')]",
        "details": {
          "type": "Microsoft.Network/networkWatchers",
        "resourceGroupName": "[parameters('resourceGroupName')]",
          "existenceCondition": {
            "field": "location",
          "equals": "[field('location')]"
          }
        }
      }
    }
  },
  "id": "/providers/Microsoft.Authorization/policyDefinitions/b6e2945c-0b7b-40f5-9233-7a5323b5cdc6",
  "type": "Microsoft.Authorization/policyDefinitions",
  "name": "b6e2945c-0b7b-40f5-9233-7a5323b5cdc6"
}