Microsoft Azure cloud security is based upon the four main cloud security concerns for organizations: a secure platform, privacy and controls, compliance, and transparency. To cover these concerns, Azure’s infrastructure provides businesses with a wide range of customizable security options and built-in tools to meet their unique security needs. As a result, cloud workloads, applications, data and development are protected every step of the way.
Microsoft Azure security is highly regarded in the cloud industry because of the advanced technology tools. These security tools implemented help organizations analyze and identify current threats and mitigate suspicious activity. Therefore, with Microsoft Azure cloud security, businesses can feel confident their cloud infrastructure, data, and applications are protected.
Here are the main Azure cloud security features:
Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) is an easy security platform for developers to protect and secure software, services and applications in each phase of development.
Threat Modeling Tool, a part of SDL, identifies threats and vulnerabilities in software, applications, systems, networks and IOTs. This way developers can reduce risks and avoid security threats.
Threat Modeling Tool benefits:
- Discovers security flaws before they cause damage
- Connect developers to security
- Document all security threats
- Update developers of any current security risks
Azure DDoS Protection is a basic part of Azure platform that performs continuous monitoring and mitigating of general network level attacks.
Security Incident Management is Microsoft security experts that investigate, manage and respond to security threats within Azure using AI technology to keep clients protected.
Additional Microsoft Azure cloud security:
- Microsoft Azure protects data centers with industry-leading security systems.
- Azure Cloud secures networks by limiting connectivity to only specific devices or subnets within a virtual network.
On top of it, Microsoft Azure supports a selection of operating systems, frameworks, tools, databases, and technologies that developers and IT teams already rely on and trust.
Privacy & Control
Through Microsoft Azure cloud security, organizations control the collection, use, and distribution of their data. This means Microsoft will only use a client’s data to complete services agreed upon by both parties and never use data for advertising or marketing purposes.
Microsoft Azure Privacy & Control Features:
Data management: Microsoft supplies organizations with the tools, products, and information to be able to manage the collection and distribution of their data.
Data Location: Microsoft informs organizations where their data is stored.
Data Access: Microsoft uses encryption to secure organization’s data from unauthorized users and other customers. In addition, Microsoft personnel and subcontractors have restricted access.
Microsoft Azure supplies businesses with tools to manage and meet national, regional and industry compliance obligations. With AI applications and Microsoft Azure Cloud Security, businesses can evaluate compliance risks and protect critical data.
Microsoft Azure cloud security and compliance tools:
Compliance Manager is a Microsoft Azure solution that helps organizations meet complex compliance obligations with ongoing risk assessments, actionable insights, and a simplified compliance process. All in one place.
Microsoft 365 gives organizations the ability to dictate admin access to data.
eDiscovery, part of Microsoft 365, is used to search and find data within an organization that can quickly discover scenarios such as litigation, assessments and investigations.
Microsoft discloses to all organizations on how data is being protected, how Microsoft manages data location, and who has access to data. Also Microsoft Azure cloud security provides in-depth detail on the handling of data including government requests. Overall, Microsoft will not disclose an organization’s data unless they request it or it is required by law.
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