Is Microsoft Azure Secure

If there is one thing that Microsoft takes very seriously it is security and the Azure platform is the perfect example.

The Security Development Lifecycle ensures full security at every step and is continually updating Azure. Building on that is the Operational Security Assurance, supplying a framework that provides full security for all cloud services for their entire Lifecycle.

And the Azure Security Center ensures that Azure is the only public cloud that offers security-health monitoring on a continual basis.

Azure Security Center

With Azure Security Center, you get a unified view of your security across all cloud and on-site workloads.

  • Apply security policies across all workloads to comply with security standards
  • Analyze security data
  • Monitor security continuously using built-in assessments or provide your own and take advantage of actionable recommendations
  • Reduce threat exposure with adaptive protections
  • Block unwanted programs, code and other malware using customized application controls that use Machine Learning algorithms
  • Control access using ‘just in time’ permissions to reduce network attacks
  • Take advantage of the advanced logging and analytics tools built in to keep ahead of the constantly evolving world of cyber attacks

Users and Data

Active Directory offers help on managing identities and securing resources using security features such as

  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Identity protection
  • Conditional access
  • Access review
  • Privileged Identity Management
  • Key vault to protect cryptographic keys and password using industry standard encryption techniques.

On top of that, Azure also offers real-time monitoring and protection against DDoS, SQL Injection attacks, cross-site scripting, session hijacks and more.

Now let’s talk about how Azure can help if your company has outsourced IT resources.