5 Ways Microsoft Azure Protects Your Data
Learn the drastic steps that Microsoft Azure employs to protect your enterprise data in the cloud
When you’re looking for a cloud provider for your enterprise data, security is likely one of your top concerns. With so many providers out there claiming to be the best fit for your needs, how are you to choose?
Microsoft understands that for you to truly realize the benefits of the cloud you must be willing to trust your provider with one of your most valuable assets—your company data. Microsoft has put a variety of mechanisms in place to earn your trust in their flagship cloud platform, Microsoft Azure.
Security and privacy engrained in development of Azure
Privacy and security are a priority at every level for Microsoft, from development all the way to their incident response team. MS uses an approach known as the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) to ensure security is built into the software from the ground up. Their company-wide development process ensures security is embedded from planning through deployment.
With decades of experience building enterprise level software and operating some of the largest online services in the world, Microsoft is uniquely positioned to protect your data through a robust set of security practices and technologies. These measures help to ensure the Azure infrastructure is ready to handle any type of attack, safeguard all user access and keep customer data secure through a variety of encryption methods.
1. Controlling user access
To oversee the management and control of user access, Microsoft uses Azure Active Directory, which features multi-factor authentication for enhanced security at sign in.
2. Secure networks
Azure infrastructure makes it possible to connect virtual machines to one another as well as on-premise datacenters through Azure Virtual Machines. The platform is also able to block unauthorized traffic both to and within Microsoft datacenters. Using Azure Virtual Network allows your on-premise network to connect to the cloud through a site-to-site VPN.
3. Encryption protocols
For data that is in transit, Azure utilizes industry-standard transport protocols between both user devices and Azure data centers and within the datacenters themselves. For stationary data, Azure uses a variety of encryption capabilities up to AES-256, offering you the flexibility to find the encryption solution that best meets your needs.
4. Threat management
To protect your data from online threats, Azure offers their Microsoft Antimalware for cloud services and virtual machines. Microsoft also utilizes denial of service (DDoS) attack prevention techniques, intrusion detection, data analytics, penetration testing and other machine learning technologies to mitigate threats to the Azure cloud platform.
Microsoft Azure was built on the premise that for you to be able to control your own data you need to know and understand how it is accessed and how Microsoft is able to secure it. Through clearly stated policies and procedures you can easily understand how your data is secured, who has access to it and under what circumstances.
Interested in learning more about the Azure platform?
Microsoft takes the data protection seriously and so should you. If you’re interested in looking into Microsoft Azure as a cloud based solution for your growing company, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experts today at 877-788-1617.